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Participant information

Entry

  • The CQJRC is open to all primary and secondary students within Central Queensland (including as far north as Mackay, As far south as Bundaberg and as far West as Longreach)
  • Entry is free, however participants will need to arrange their own travel to and from the competition
  • Participants may enter as individuals or as a team
  • Team size is unlimited however small teams (4 persons or less) are recommended in order to ensure that all members get ample opportunity to get fully involved with hands-on participation

Competition Challenges

The competition caters for all students from different age groups and levels and offers three categories - soccer, dance and rescue.

Lightweight Soccer

The soccer competition is based upon a 2430mm x 1820mm playing field pitting two teams of soccer bots against one another. Games are played in 2 x 10 minute halves. Each team consists of two soccer playing robots and up to four humans. The team that scores the highest number of goals at the end of the game is the winner.

RoboCup Junior Soccer rules and additional information can be found at http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/soccer

Note - There will be no separate soccer leagues (Lightweight or Open) - unlike the State and National Competition, CQJRC will run only one soccer league based on the Lightweight rules.

A set of local modifications to the rules can be found at Rules and Conditions.

OnStage (Dance)

RoboCup Junior OnStage Performance challenges teams of students to design, build and program a robot or robots to perform to music. This performance can be in the form of a dance in time with the beat of the music or a theatrical presentation that complements the music. Teams are scored on their Performance and their Technical Interview (including logbook).

RoboCup Junior Dance rules and additional information can be found at http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/dance

A set of local modifications to the rules can be found at Rules and Conditions.

Rescue (Line)

A terrible earthquake has hit the city and caused a large chemical storage unit to rupture spilling thousands of litres of toxic chemicals in the centre of the city. There is a person trapped in a sinking rescue capsule (the Victim) in the chemical spill. Rescue crews are having trouble entering the city with the amount of rubble around, and rescue from the air has also been ruled out due to the noxious gases rising from the toxic chemicals directly above the spill. It has been decided that the best form of rescue is the deployment of an autonomous robot that can navigate to the scene, rescue the Victim and exit the chemical spill.

The rescue (LINE) challenge includes the option of three categories:

  • Primary Rescue Line - The robot must navigate to the scene, find and rescue the Victim by pushing or dragging (control) the Victim out of the chemical spill.
  • Secondary Rescue Line - The robot must navigate to the chemical spill and rescue the Victim by controlling the Victim and then manoeuvring and leaving it outside of the chemical spill in it in its original orientation. The robot must then save itself by exiting the chemical spill via the ‘Spill Access Point’.
  • Open Rescue Line - The robot must navigate to the chemical spill and remove the correct rescue capsule from the chemical spill and place it in its original orientation safely on the evacuation platform for later collection by an aircrew. The robot must then save itself by exiting the chemical spill via the ‘Spill Access Point’. Rescuing the Victim will earn the team points for a successful control and rescue.

RoboCup Rescue rules and additional information can be found at: http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/rescue

A set of local modifications to the rules can be found at Rules and Conditions.

Special thanks to RoboCup Junior Australia for providing the rules and category information.

Age groups

The CQJRC has a number of different divisions that cater for various age groups

Challenge Age
Lightweight Soccer

Open to all students studying at a recognised secondary or primary study provider.

OnStage

Primary

Restricted to students who are currently enrolled and studying at an approved Primary education provider

Senior

Restricted to students enrolled and studying at a recognised Primary or Secondary education provider

Primary Rescue Line

Open to students studying at a recognised primary study provider. Note: Team members can compete any number of times whilst they are enrolled at a recognised primary study provider.

Secondary Rescue Line Open to all students studying at a recognised secondary study provider. Note: Team members are only eligible to compete for a total of two (2) years in this division after which they must participate in the RoboCup Junior Australia Open Rescue Line division.
Open Rescue LineOpen to all students studying at a recognised secondary or primary study provider.

Registration

To register, your nominated teacher/parent mentor will need to complete a simple online registration process. Registrations are now open.

Prizes

Prizes are available to those placing 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category.

Facilities

The following facilities are available at the competition event:

  • A dedicated 'student only' preparation area (with tables, chairs and power)
  • Tiered seating for mentors, parents and spectators
  • Toilet facilities
  • A canteen service will be available, with food and drinks are available for purchase

What to bring

  • Laptops (including power cord and associated accessories)
  • Robot(s) and associated equipment (e.g. spare parts, batteries, rechargers)
  • For dance categories - music CD or MP3 files, costumes and props (a computer and speakers will be available to play CDs and MP3 files)
  • Any personal food and drinks (refreshments also available for purchase)

Please note:

  • Ensure that your LEGO USB or serial port transmitter is set to 'Low'
  • Under no circumstances is a Lego Mindstorm remote control allowed at the competition