The RoboCupJunior OnStage competition, formerly called RoboCup Junior Dance, is an initiative focused on students aged 14 and up to 19, to work with robots, who autonomously develop a creative, harmonic, innovative presentation with the use of technology, which be attractive to the audience on stage in no more than three minutes.
Among the activities that can take place on stage are dancing, telling a story, performing an artistic or theatrical performance, in a communion that involves humans and robots designed, built and programmed by the participants.
Within this category of competition there are the following sub-leagues:
- OnStage [remote]: All team members must be between the ages of 14 and 19 (inclusive).
RCJ OnStage teams must settle for at least 2 members and up to a maximum of 5.
The age is considered on July 1 of each year for the RoboCup World Cup, and therefore also for the Mexican Robotics Tournament.
Each contestant can only be enrolled in 1 unique team, sub-league and league in all RoboCupJunior.
TEAM LIMITS PER INSTITUTION
Each institution can register the following number of teams for each Junior sub-league:
- Maximum 2 teams per sub-league in all Soccer and OnStage sub-leagues
- The institution that has obtained the first place in each sub-league of the last tournament (TMR2021) and has sent its participation report in RoboCup obtains the right to register one more team in that same sub-league. You must register the additional team and its members, and before concluding the pre-registration send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the name of the team that wishes this right to be applied.
The rules for the RoboCupJunior OnStage 2022 competition are posted on the international RoboCupJunior site.
These rules can be consulted in https://junior.robocup.org/rcj-onstage/. It must be taken into account that international committees are in the process of reviewing the rules, so it is advisable to check periodically to find out if there were any updates.
To clarify the rules and share knowledge in the Mexican Robotics Tournament, you can create an account at https://comunidad.femexrobotica.org/ and start a new conversation within the RoboCupJunior OnStage forum.
The RoboCupJunior OnStage competition will be held remotely with the following activities:
- Interview: by means of a video call, in which each of the competitors can meet at their own home or school and that does not exceed 20 minutes.
- Technical Demonstration: The team will be asked to present and/or record a technical demonstration of their robots' performance of no more than 8 minutes. This demonstration can be done by individual videos or synchronously, if they so wish, that do not exceed the set time altogether, so that each competitor can do the demonstration from their own home or school with a maximum duration of 15 minutes.
- Presentation: The teams will make a video, with the robots characterized and with a maximum of two team members who wish to interact with them. It will not be mandatory to meet to make the video, because they will be able to film separately and in the end integrate or join the video into one. The maximum duration will be three minutes. The dimensions of the stage for the presentation will be those established in the rules of the competition.
The sending of the video link will be requested to be evaluated by the judges 24 hours before the day of its presentation and a presentation of the same video will be made for judges, participants and family members through a digital platform such as Google Meet or Zoom or Facebook live.
MC. Jorge Omar Jasso