|[What’s Hot ]Change of Regulations |
1. Mandatory Paper Submission and Registration2. Participation Open to Everybody
Every year, FIRA Robot World Cup is held in conjunction with FIRA Congress. To enhance the scientific research activities, FIRA Executive Members have agreed to make it compulsory to have at least 1 paper submission and registration by one of the members from a team. The due date for paper submission and registration is August 15, 2004. For more information,
click FIRA Cup / FIRA Congress
In 2003, only 3 teams were allowed from each country to take part in FIRA Cup. The 2004 FIRA Cup Organizing Committee has suggested the idea of open participation and it was widely accepted. In case there’s a nation-wide or continental-wide competition authorized by FIRA, the teams will need to take part at least in 1 competition before joining the FIRA Robot World Cup.
3. World Ranking Starts Now!!!!!
It is agreed to introduce world ranking for the Middle League MiroSot (5:5) and Middle League SimuroSot (5:5) teams according to the following:
- Grade all the competitions authorized by FIRA
- Participating teams will get points from the competition results
- HQ will assess the points and announce the world best 50 teams list once in a year
The hosts of all the nation-wide / continent-wide competitions are requested to report to HQ for authorization and verification of your competition so that HQ can update it on the FIRA Calendar.
For further details on the Levels, Points and Ranking, click here .
|[Competition Result] Plymouth won the UK Championship|
Nation-wide competitions of FIRA Robot World Cup has been started world-wide.
First, UK Robot Football Championship was held 4 to 5 April 2004 in Univ. of Warwick. The Univ. of Plymouth won first place in the championship and was awarded with ￡10,000.
For further details, please visit the related sites.
related sites: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3591031.stm
|[Future Events] Let's Go for FIRA Robot World Cup |
[Conference News] FIRA Congress, SEAL04 and more
2004 FIRA Robot World Congress (Technical Sponsorship by FIRA)
Teams intending to participate in the FIRA Robot World Cup should submit at least 1 paper to the FIRA Congress. FIRA Congress is held in conjunction with the FIRA Robot World Cup, Exhibition, and SEAL04. Full paper submission is due by August 15, 2004. Any inquiry should be sent to conference secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org
SEAL 04 (Technical Sponsorship by FIRA)
The 5th International Conference on Simulated Evolution And Learning (SEAL04) will be held from October 26 to 29, 2004 in Busan, Korea.
Evolution and Learning are two fundamental forms of adaptation. This bi-annual conference aims at exploring two fundamental forms of adaptation and their roles and interactions in adaptive systems. Full paper submission deadline is June 30, 2004. Any inquiry should be sent to conference secretariat at email@example.com
ISRA 2004 (Technical Sponsorship by FIRA)
The 4th International Symposium on Robotics and Automation (ISRA'2004)
will be held in August 25-27, 2004 at Queretaro, Mexico. The ISRA'2004 conference will reunite research groups, engineers and practitioners to present recent results, technological innovations and promising future directions in robotics and automation systems.
Paper submission should be sent to Rene.Mayorga@uregina.ca, firstname.lastname@example.org (From Mexico/Latinamerica)
ICARA 2004 (Technical Sponsorship by FIRA)
Institute of Information Sciences and Technology, Massey University, is pleased to announce that the 2nd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA 2004) will be on the 13th ? 15th December 2004 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
ICARA 2004 is intended to provide a common forum for researchers, scientists, engineers and practitioners throughout the world to present their latest research findings, ideas, developments and applications in the area of autonomous robotics and agents. Manuscript Submission is due by 06 August 2004.
For further details, please contact Chris Messom (email@example.com), G. Sen Gupta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|[Educational Program] KAIST International Summer Program |
KAIST has opened a FREE international Summer Program for overseas students.
Robot Soccer beginners are welcome to join in this program.
Applicants need to be a student from KAIST partner universities (http://iro.kaist.ac.kr/html_e/index.htm)
All tuition fee and expenses during the stay will be supported by KAIST.
If you're interested, please contact KAIST International Relations Office ASAP.
Period: Education (30 June - 8 July), Fiedl trip (9 July - 11 July)
Location: KAIST, Daejeon, Korea
Application Due : 5 June 2004
Contact Point: email@example.com
Download: [Program Desciption] [Application Form]
|[Notice] A National Championship? FIRA Chapter is the answer|
If you’re a member of FIRA Assembly or
somebody interested in hosting nation-wide robot soccer championship,
Please don't hesitate to contact Headquarters, organize people,
and send us the registration form. [download]
If you have any questions on organizing chapter or hosting the
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
THE FEDERATION OF INTERNATIONAL ROBOSOCCER ASSOCIATION
Editors-in-chief: Jong-Hwan Kim
Editors: Prahlad Vadakkepat, Han Pang Huang, Igor Verner, Elmer
Dadios, Jun Jo, Norbert Jesse, Paul Robinson, Hong Bingrong,
Man-Wook Han, Amitabha Mukerjee, Chao Cheng, Chris H. Messom,
Krzysztof R.Kozlowski, J.L. de la Rosa I Esteva, Seow Kiam Tian
Editorial Staff: Jin-wook Kim, Paul Kim, Min-Hee Shin
Undergraduate Building 2, KAIST, 373-1
Gusong-dong, Yusong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, Korea.
Tel: +82-42-869- 8871~8 Fax: +82-42-869-8870
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