Organization

 

Taiwan National Taiwan Normal University Prof. Jacky Baltes
 

 

 

Presidents, vice-presidents, chairs, and co-chairs are selected for a three-year term. There is a term limit of a maximum of two consecutive terms for each position. At the end of the second term, the position must be re-assigned through election by the FIRA Executive Committee and FIRA Chapters Assembly, and the previous holder must take a one year break from that position.

 

FIRA Executive Committee

Honorary President

Prof. Jong-Hwan Kim

KAIST

Korea

President

Prof. Jacky Baltes

National Taiwan Normal University

Taiwan

Executive Secretary

Ms. Christine Kim

 

Korea

Treasurer

Prof. John Anderson

University of Manitoba

Canada

FIRA Sports

Vice President

 

Prof. Kuo-Yang Tu

National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology

Taiwan

HuroCup

Co-Chair

Prof. Karla Camarillo

Instituto Tecnológico de Celaya

Mexico

Co-Chair

Dr. Kevin Lim

Nanyang Politechnic

Singapore

Co-Chair

Prof. Young Jae Ryoo

Mokpo University

Korea

AndroSot

Chair

Prof. Tzuu-Hseng Steve Li

National Cheng Kung University

Taiwan

Co-Chair

Prof. Tae Koo Kang

Sang Myung University

Korea

Co-Chair

Prof. Ming-Yuan Shieh

Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Taiwan

RoboSot

Chair

Prof. Ching-Chang Wong

Tamkung University

Taiwan

SimuroSot

Chair

Prof. Zhongwen Luo

China University of Geoscience

China

Co-Chair

Gonzalo Mon

Playbots

Argentina

MiroSot

Chair

Prof. Ho Seok Ahn

University of Auckland

New Zealand

FIRA Challenge

Mini-DRC

Chair

Dr. Soroush Sadeghnejad

Amirkabir University of Technology

Iran

Co-Chair

Amirali Setayeshi

Amirkabir University of Technology

Iran

Co-Chair

Mohammadmahdi Rahimi

Amirkabir University of Technology

Iran

FIRA Air

 

Chair

Farzad Ahmadinejad

Amirkabir University of Technology

Iran

Co-Chair

Alireza Athari

Amirkabir University of Technology

Iran

FIRA Youth

Cliff Hanger, HuroCup U14/U19,

DRC Explorer,

Mission Impossible,

City Racer

Chair

Yi-Ching Chen

Taipei Municipal Government

Taiwan

Co-Chair

Handson Lee

FIRA Youth China

China

Co-Chair

Hossein Mahdipour

FIRA Youth Iran

Iran

 

 

 

United Kingdom University of Plymouth Prof. Paul Robinson Friends of FIRA Advisory Board
Singapore
 
National University of Singapore Prof. Prahlad Vadakkepat
Austria Vienna University of Technology Prof. Peter Kopacek
China Harbin Institute of Technology Prof. Bing Rong Hong
Germany University of Dortmund Prof. Norbert Jesse
United Kingdom University of Bristol Prof. Guido Herrmann
New Zealand Massey University Prof. Gourab Sengupta
Australia University of Western Australia Prof. Thomas Braunl
Iran Amirkabir University of Technology Prof. Mohammadreza Razfar
 

 

European FIRA Chapter
Aims:
• Promotion of robots in entertainment, leisure, and hobby especially robot soccer.

Tools:
- Organization of the European Championship annually (e.g. 2002 Austria)
- Organization of national and international Exhibition games
- Organization of invited sessions on national and international scientific events
- Initiation of common research projects
- Publishing of an INTERNET newsletter twice a year
- Homepage 

Topics:
- Autonomous mobile robots (MAS)
- Cooperation
- Path planning in an unknown environment
- Swarms
- Adoption and learning
- Use of incomplete and contradictory information
- Smart sensors
- Sensor fusion
- Educational aspects
- Changing roles in a team (flexibility) 

Structure:
- President: P. Kopacek
- Vice Presidents: B. Reusch (GER), P. Robinson (UK), J. Sa da Costa (PT)
- Secretary: M.W.Han (KOR/AUT)
- Secretariat: IHRT - VUT 

Meetings:
At least one annual meeting - usually during the European Championship. Other business will be done by e-mail 

Involved countries:
- EU
- Partners: Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
Asian FIRA Chapter
Aims:
• Promotion of robots in entertainment/education, leisure, and hobby especially soccer robot
• Contribution to realizing and extending robot technology (RT) 

Tools:
- Organization of the Asian Championship
- Organization of national and international conference and exhibition robots
- Organization of national and Asian scientific events including exhibition games 
- Publishing of an INTERNET newsletter twice a year
- Homepage

Topics:
- Autonomous mobile robots (MAS)
- Multiple-robotic system
- Multi-agent systems
- Adoption and learning
- Smart sensors
- Sensor fusion
- Educational aspects
- Changing roles in a team (flexibility)
- Artificial life
- Machine vision for robot intelligence
- Micro and Nanorobots

Structure:
- President: K.H. Choi (Korea)
- Vice Presidents: Han-Pang Huang (Taiwan)
- Secretary: B.Chang (Korea)
- Secretariat: undecided

Meetings:
- One annual meeting usually during the Asian Championship. Also, Tele-meeting will be organized. Other business will be done
   by e-mail

Involved countries:
- China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, U.A.E, Saudi, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.

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Welcome to the Federation of International Robot-Sport Association

Robot soccer can be portrayed as a competition of advanced robot technology within a confined space. It offers a challenging arena to the young generation and researchers working with autonomous mobile robotic systems. It is hoped that FIRA’s flagship event, called the FIRA Robot World Cup (or the FIRA Cup in short), which started in 1996, together with many other FIRA events, will help generate interests in robotics in the young minds.

Through these events, FIRA hopes to help them better understand and appreciate, with interests, the scientific concepts and technological developments involved. FIRA believes that some of these interests will fuel scientific and engineering skills that ultimately develop into research outcomes to serve mankind in a variety of ways.

Ever since its establishment, FIRA has had venues for its annual FIRA Cup in Australia, Brazil, China, France and Korea. Making progress over successive years since 1996, FIRA Cup has now attained world recognition as a robot festival.

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