RoboCup Junior Australian 2016 Open Championships
Congratulations to all the competitors at the RoboCupJunior Australian (RCJA) Open Championships. The event was a huge success, with so many new and innovative approaches taken to the challenges this year. Full results will be posted in the coming days. Special congratulations to all our finalists, with final placings posted below. Finally, congratulations to our hosts, the RoboCupJunior NSW Committee for putting together the largest Australian national competition in our history. It was an event to be remembered!
Special thanks should go to Bronwyn Moreton and Brenda Ford who between them put in countless hours over the past twelve months organising and sourcing all that we saw over the weekend. The running of a national challenge this big is enormous.
At the AGM Gerard Elias stepped down as RCJA Chair, a position he had held for two years. His contribution to the organisation over this time has been immeasurable, bringing new sponsors ARAA, Mathworks, and Energizer, as well as renewing our relationship with our Platinum National Sponsor Modern Teaching Aids, a relationship that will stretch to ten years in March.
Gerard was also a major contributor to the inclusion of the Northern Territory into the RCJA fold. In conjunction with Joanna Burk from MTA, Gerrard led the first Northern Territory workshops that inspired the formation of the RoboCupJunior Northern Territory Committee.
He has led changes in the competition format, introducing new soccer and rescue rules and streamlining the dance competition. He has represented the organisation internationally; a role he will continue to do as one of RCJA’s two International Representatives.
Congratulations Gerard, your influence on the direction and focus given to the organisation is valued by all.
Phil stepped down as RCJA Rescue Chair this year, having successfully developed the next generation of the Rescue Line competition, and introduced as a demonstration the Rescue Maze competition. Phil has been involved with RoboCupJunior Australia from the very early years, developing rule sets and designing challenges that have tested students across Australia, and with his involvement at the international level, testing competitors worldwide.
He will continue to represent Australia and the national organisation as one of RCJA’s two International Representatives.
Thank you Phil for your valued input across all aspects of the organisation.
Full Rescue Round Scores
Rescue Innovation Award
Dance Teamwork Award
Honor Role Nomination
All Documentation Award Finalists
In 2016 the National RCJA competition will be held in SYDNEY! The event will be held in the Scientia Building on the University of New South Wales Kensington Campus. We look forward to welcoming all competing teams from across the country and overseas. This exciting event will be held over the weekend of 17-18 September 2016. Entry is open to RoboCup Junior teams throughout Australia and across the globe.
Location: Scientia Building UNSW Kensington
When: Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th of September 2016
Cost: $80 per team
REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL REGISTERED TEAMS IN SYDNEY ON THE 17TH AND 18TH SEPTEMBER.
Competition times: 8:30am – 4:30pm both days (Opening ceremony 9:30am Saturday)
Set-up / calibration times: Teams will have access to the competition area for calibration between 4:00pm and 5:30pm Friday 16th Sept and from 8:00 am on competition days.
Volunteers: contact Bronwyn Moreton via email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can assist on any of the days as we will be requiring a number of volunteers to help in a variety of ways.
The information pack is available below along with an example risk assessment and compulsory media release forms.
International Teams that travel to Australia to compete at the Australian Competition, cannot use their results for entry to the RoboCupJunior International Event. Qualification to the RCJI competition can only be achieved at their own National Event.
AGM: The Annual RoboCupJunior Australia AGM will be held on the Saturday evening in the Scientia's Leighton Hall, directly after the close of activities at the venue. All mentors and students are welcome to attend.
Teams will be able to participate in the following events:
- Primary Dance
- Secondary Dance
- Open Dance
- Primary Rescue Line
- Secondary Rescue Line
- Open Rescue Line
- Rescue Maze (Demonstration challenge)
- GenII Soccer
- Light Weight Soccer
- Open Soccer
IMPORTANT CHALLENGE SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
Rescue Teams are required to completely fill in this form by 3pm on September 9th. The required files must be uploaded to a google drive in compressed format (zip, 7zip, tar, rar). Please copy the link to your google drive into the final field in the form.
Rescue Maze is a demonstration challenge in 2016. Teams can enter into Rescue Maze as well as any of the other Rescue challenges for this year only. The Rescue Maze rules will be the same as the 2016 RCJI Rescue Maze rules.
Dance Teams are to submit their music to this google drive. The file name should include the School and Team name.
It is critical that you bring a copy of the music on a USB that is clearly labelled with the School and Team Name. Unlabelled USBs will not be accepted.