Soccer Challenge


In the RoboCupJunior soccer challenge, teams of two autonomous mobile robots compete against another team

in matches. They must look for an infrared-light-emitting ball, trying to score into a color-coded goal in a

special field built in a way that resembles the actual field for human soccer. Robots are required to have full

autonomy from humans, technical designs, and ingenious programming by their developers.

Participants of this challenge are required to give the best of their abilities in programming, robotics, electronics

and mechatronics, but also to contribute on teamwork and knowledge sharing with other participants, regardless

of culture, age or result in the competition. All are expected to compete, learn, have fun and grow up.

The changes determined by the Technical Committee for this year’s rules aimed to favor skills over brute force

in the games, with safer conditions for both robots and humans. The rules better work out situations of

aggressive robots that cause damage to IR balls, robots and fields; control unrealistic kicker force that cause

damage to IR balls and referees; and reduce the excessive need for human intervention in a stressful attempt to

maintain game continuity.

Construction and Programming have to be performed exclusively by the students

Robots must be constructed and programmed exclusively by student members of the team. Mentors, teachers,

parents or companies should not be involved in the programming and debugging of robots. To avoid

embarrassment and possible disqualification, it is extremely important that teams abide by League Regulations

2.3 and 2.4 (found toward the end of this document). If in doubt, please consult with your Regional

Representative before registering your team.

These are the official rules for Western Canada RoboCup Junior 2018 based on the 2015 RoboCup junior rules.

Soccer Rules 2015

Okanagan Robot Games: Lab Building –Okanagan College,
1000 KLO Road, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 4X8
Telephone: (250) 762-5445 ext 4696    Fax: (250) 862-5430
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  • Join us this fall for the Annual Western Canada RoboCup Junior Games

    December 7th 2018 Okanagan College, Kelowna BC.