Rules and Conditions
1) The CQ Junior Robotics Competition 2018 is open to participants located within the Central Queensland area. The organising committee reserves the right to decline application of team(s) that are deemed from schools not located within the Central Queensland area.
2) The organising committee and its associate officials reserve the right to amend and modify the rules and other governing regulations that have been previously published without prior warning in the running, judging, and awarding of marks/scores in all categories of the competition. However, the strictest discretion will be exercised to ensure that any amendments and modifications will not put any participants of the competition at a disadvantage. In case of disputes in any of the events, the Chief Referee's decision is final after consulting with the Organising Committee if required.
- RoboCup OnStage rules and additional information can be found at robocupjunior.org.au/onstage
- RoboCup Rescue, Secondary and Open Rescue rules and additional information can be found at robocupjunior.org.au/rescue
- RoboCup Junior Soccer rules and additional information can be found at robocupjunior.org.au/soccer. Please note that there will be no separate soccer leagues (Novice and Open) - unlike the State and National Competition, CQJRC will run only one soccer league.
Local rule modifications and clarifications
- There are no novice divisions, ie there is only one primary and one secondary OnStage category.
- 2.1.5 Floor coverings only permitted in the Novice division. Experienced and Open divisions are not permitted any floor/stage coverings for their performances. - Within the CQJRC event, we will allow floor coverings in this category.
- 3.2.2 Music is to be supplied as indicated by the organisers of the event. It should be high quality, clearly labelled with the team name, school, title, and contain only the music for the team’s performance on it - Within CQJRC - will prefer that all music be provided on a USB device. If this is not an option, please notify the organisers prior to the competition event.
- 7.2.7 The Performance is to be performed autonomously. Where code is run from a device other than the robot itself, that device must be placed within The Stage and not touched after The Performance has started. CQJRC will allow Teams requiring Bluetooth start to do so, but you must notify judges prior to the performance. Once pressed to begin, they need to place the device on the judge's table during the performance and collect it at the end. This would apply for robots such as Dash or Sphero.
- No Technical description paper will be required for the CQ Junior Robotics Event. Student will be required to attend an interview and conduct a performance.
- Within the Open Rescue Line Category, there will be only one victim to rescue and there will be no "contaminated empty rescue capsules without a victim".
- Within the Rescue Line Categories, CQJRC will only be using titles based on the "official RoboCupJunior Australia Practice Rescue Mat, which can be obtained from Modern Teaching Aids" and the "Gridlock" tile will not be in use.
- There will be no debris used, but the water tower obstacle will again be used this year.
- There will be no drop zones implemented for all categories of rescue.
- Teams can restart as many times are they like and no penalties (loss of points) will be applied.
- If teams get stuck trying to complete a particular tile, after their third attempt (restart), the referee can choose to bypass that particular tile, but this will mean no points will be gained for the completion of that particular tile.
- 6.7.5 – The worst trial result will be removed for the total results, when determining the participants for the finals.
- 4.1.1 No requirement for any type of electronic submission.
- Teams will also not be required to bring a journal, logbook or design diary, but this is good practise and if any team is considering to participate in state or nations events, then these items will be required to be produced.
- No points when exiting the spill access point for Primary Rescue Exit Point - With regards to rule "6.6.3" - Primary Rescue Teams will not be awarded any additional points for fully exiting the Chemical Spill via the Spill Access, as a local variation will be in place for this rule.
- Challenge Track - No challenge track will be including in this year’s event.
- Within CQJRC, we will only be playing the Lightweight category using the "infrared ball".
- The duration of the game will involve 2 x 10 minute halves.
- The CQJRC soccer fields are painted black inside each goal area and not cyan or yellow.
- There is no requirement to decorate or colour each of the robots to identify which team they belong to, but teams are more welcome to do this if they want to give their robot's some flair.
- In regards to the rule 4.8 Ball Out of play - as soon as the ball has fully crossed the white line (not just touching it), the ball will be moved to the nearest neutral spot.
- Log books for the soccer category do not need to be submitted to the event organisers, but participants may be required at any stage of competing to be asked to prove that the robot being used is the student's work (i.e. the students did the building and programming themselves).
- 4.5.2 states that a penalty goal will be awarded if a ball deemed to be traveling into the goal strikes a defensive robot that has some part of it over the goal line and in the "in goal" area. For the CQ junior competition, this rule will be ignored, but if a robot is deemed “stuck” in the goal area, it will be asked to be move within giving the defending team an advantage and if it keeps going into the goal area, it will be considered a damaged robot and removed (for 1 minute or until a goal is scored).
- No student interviews for the robot soccer category will occur.
- In regards to rule 4.7.8 - To make this category simpler, as many of the teams are fairly new to this category, we ignore this rule and simply let the robots move around the field.