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
 

 

A sufficiently large number of teams, researchers and teachers from any nation, group of nations, or nation-sized region (henceforth “region”) with significant past and current FIRA participation is invited to form a “FIRA Regional Chapters.” 

The purposes of Regional chapters are to 

  1. Act as communication link between FIRA participants in their region and FIRA Executive Committee. This includes distributing information from FIRA Executive Committee to the FIRA participants in their area of influence as well as bringing concerns and issues in their area to the attention of the FIRA Executive Committee,

  2. Promote FIRA and its associated events in their area,

  3.  Support existing participants and recruit new ones,

  4. Organize local FIRA events in their region

  5. Select teams for participation at the FIRA Robot World Cup,

  6. Deal with organizational matters (e.g., travel, registration, payment of fees, and accommodation) for the participants from their region)

  7. Maintain an English website to be linked to the main FIRA website describing the FIRA activities in your region.


For details, please refer to  FIRA Regional Chapters
 

Current FIRA Regional Chapters are listed below. 

European FIRA Regional Chapter


Involved countries:

  • Germany Regional Chapter, Since 2019
  • Russia Regional Chapter, Since 2018
  • Turkey Regional Chapter, Since 2019
  • Bulgaria Regional Chapter, Since 2002
  • Czechia Regional Chapter, Since
  • Hungary Regional Chapter, Since
  • Poland Regional Chapter, Since
  • Romania Regional Chapter, Since
  • Slovakia Regional Chapter, Since
  • Slovenia Regional Chapter, Since
Asian FIRA Regional Chapter

Involved countries:
  • China Regional Chapter, Since
  • India Regional Chapter, Since
  • Indonesia Regional Chapter, Since
  • Japan Regional Chapter, Since
  • South Korea Regional Chapter, Since
  • Philippines Regional Chapter, Since
  • Singapore Regional Chapter, Since
  • Taiwan Regional Chapter, Since
  • U.A.E Regional Chapter, Since
  • Islamic Republic of Iran Regional Chapter, Since 2014
  • Malaysia Regional Chapter, Since 2017
  • Thailand Regional Chapter, Since
America FIRA Regional Chapter

Involved countries:
  • Canada Regional Chapter, Since
  • Mexico Regional Chapter, Since
  • Brazil Regional Chapter, Since
  • US Regional Chapter, Since
Oceania FIRA Regional Chapter

Involved countries:
  • Australia Regional Chapter, Since

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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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