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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.

Soccer  

The soccer competition is based upon a 183cm by 122cm 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, Gen II or Open) - unlike the State and National Competition, CQJRC will run only one soccer league based on the Gen II rules.    

Dance  

The dance competition is designed to entertain, delight and thrill the audience. This creative challenge requires teams to design robot/s which dance to music and may also involve costumes and props. The dance must be between 1 to 3 minutes in length. Each team consists of at least one robot and up to 7 humans. The challenge is intended to be as open ended as participants choose to make it. The junior dance competition includes 'dance theatre' and 'dance performance' categories whilst the senior dance competition includes a single 'ópen dance' category (unlike the State and National Competition).    

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

Rescue  

In this 'simulated emergency rescue', a terrible earthquake has hit a city causing a large chemical storage unit to rupture, spilling thousands of litres of toxic chemicals. There is a person trapped on a sinking water tank in the middle of 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 around the city.    

The rescue challenge includes the option of two categories:    

  • Rescue - It has been decided that the best form of rescue is the deployment of an autonomous robot that can navigate to the scene and rescue the stranded person by pushing or dragging the water tank out of the chemical spill.      
  • Premier Rescue - Remove the water tank from the chemical spill and place it safely on the evacuation platform for later collection by an aircrew.      

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

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
Soccer

Open

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

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        

Rescue

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

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