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About RoboCup Junior

What we do

RoboCup Junior is a project-oriented educational initiative that sponsors local, regional, and international robotic events for young students. It is designed to introduce RoboCup to primary and secondary school children. Created in a true cooperative spirit, RoboCup Junior encompasses not only vital STEM skills, but extends right across a school curriculum. The competition also addresses social development by encouraging sportsmanship, sharing, teamwork, understanding of differences between individuals and nations, cooperation and organisational skills.

RoboCup is an international effort whose purpose is to foster Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. As well, the initiative serves as a basis for project-oriented education. RoboCup Junior is able extend skills learnt from the classroom with a comprehensive, relevant curriculum that equips students for a future in our technology-driven world.

There are three different challenges on offer – OnStage, Rescue, and Soccer.

Platinum National Sponsor

Competitions

RoboCup Junior fosters development in STEM education through constructive competition. We run competitions all around Australia at a regional, state, and national level.

Workshops

We run workshops at local schools and universities for students and teachers, not only to prepare for competition, but also to become familiar with using common robotics platforms and software.

Community

Our Australian community is made of tens of thousands of students, teachers, parents, mentors, and an army of volunteers. Everyone is encouraged to get involved in any capacity they can.

Why join RoboCup?

  • An amazing and fun educational experience
  • Low cost of entry
  • Getting equipment and robot kits is simple and readily available

Our Mission

RoboCupJunior Australia aspires to be a popular educational activity of excellence. During the 20th century, science and technology have made exponential strides into the bettering of people’s lives, but at the same time left many problems to solve. In the 21st century, it is essential that our cultures evolve in order to cater for new technologies. This is not a problem to be solved by one country or just a few engineers. All concerned people throughout the world must work on its on-going solution. By taking a fresh look at robots as an educational and entertaining medium, it is hoped that RoboCup Junior Australia will contribute to the development of 21st century society.

Our Objectives

  1. To encourage young people to take an interest in scientific and technological fields, to cultivate their interest through robotic competitions through hands on creation.
  2. RoboCupJunior Australia will help young people to expand their social, intellectual and problem solving skills, helping them to develop into creative and independent adults.
  3. To provide a forum, which will allow more people to appreciate the co-existence between science, technology and human kind.
  4. To create an environment that will encourage people from all over the world to share their experience with science and technology, thereby contributing to its development.
  5. To use robotics as a vehicle to foster the development of an internationally-based intellectual cooperative.
  6. The emphasis will be on learning and enjoyment rather than competing to win.
  7. Participants will be required to share technological developments in order to ensure the improved quality of the competition rather than allow an individual team’s dominance.
  8. RoboCup Junior Australia is an educational activity, which will nurture understanding between different nationalities via the opportunity to compete in an educational robotics competition.
  9. RoboCupJunior Australia must remain accessible to students around the world.

Our Structure

RoboCup Junior Australia has State Committees in each State & Territory throughout Australia. State Committees facilitate all events and workshops held, and build relationships with their local communities.

These State Committees are overseen by an annually elected National Committee, who work to support each State and Terrority, seek national partnerships and sponsorship, and provide broad stratetic direction to the organisation. 

To get in touch with your local State Committee, check out their page under the ‘Challenge Regions’ heading. More information about the National Committee, including Members, Notice of AGM and Rules of the Association can be found on the ‘Our Organisation‘ page.

Our Sponsors

Platinum National Sponsor
Global Sponsor

University Affiliations

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