Title Period Host Nation Venues Cities
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2017 23-27 August 2017 Taiwan Kaohsiung
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2016 14-18 December 2016 China Beijnig
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2015 4-9, August 2015 Korea Daejeon Metropolitan City
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2014  5-9 November 2014 China Beijing
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2013 24-29 August 2013 Malaysia Shah Alam
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2012 20-25 August 2012 UK Bristol
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2011  26-30 August 2011 Taiwan Kaohsiung
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2010 15-19 September 2010 India Bangalore
FIRA RoboWorld Cup & Congress 2009 18-20 August 2009 Korea Incheon
2008 FIRA Cup 22-25 July 2008 China Qingdao
2007 FIRA Cup 14-17 June 2007 USA San Francisco
2006 FIRA Cup Germany 30 June-3 July 2006 Germany Dortmund
2005 FIRA Cup 11-16 December 2005 Singapore Singapore
2004 FIRA Cup 27-31 October 2004 Korea Busan
2003 FIRA Cup 27 Sept. -3 October 2003 Austria Vienna
2002 FIRA Cup 23-29 May 2002 Korea Busan, Daegu, Daejeon, Gwangju, Suwon, and Seoul
2001 FIRA Cup 1- 5 August 2001 China Beijing
2000 FIRA Cup 18- 24 September 2000 Australia Rock Hampton, Gladstone, Queensland
1999 FIRA Cup 4 - 8 August 1999 Brazil Campinas
1998 FIRA Cup 29 June – 3 July 1998 France Paris
MiroSot '97 1- 5 June 1997 Korea Daejeon
MiroSot '96 9-12 November 1996 Korea Daejeon



2018  FIRA RoboWorld Cup

August 2018

Copenhagen, Denmark



Important Dates

31st May 2018

Deadline for submission of qualification material

15th June 2018

Notification to qualified teams

30th June 2018

Deadline for early-bird registration


In 1996, the Federation of International Robot-Soccer Association (FIRA) organized the first robot soccer and other sports competition. The main goal of FIRA is to promote cutting-edge research into robotics, machine learning, computer vision, and artificial intelligence by using robot sports as benchmark problems. A second goal is to introduce students to state of the art technologies and methodologies in the areas mentioned above and to prepare them for their future careers.

Many interesting types of research has come out of the FIRA community including the first ice skating and skiing intelligent humanoid robots. But just as robot hardware and software has changed dramatically in recent years, robot competitions must evolve to continue to act as important benchmark problem.

2017 provides a new start for FIRA with new challenges, new participants, and a new president. The new FIRA organization is broken up into four divisions:

  1. FIRA Sports - autonomous robots competing in sport and similar events,

  2. FIRA Youth - a new division for junior and high school students,

  3. FIRA Challenge - more complex events such as search and rescue that can often only be solved with teleoperation, and

  4. FIRA Air - a new competition for autonomous drones.

The second world cup competition using this new structure will be organized by Chaines Embassy in Denmark and will be held in August 2018 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

We hope that you can join us at Copenhagen for exciting robot competitions with teams from all over the world. We believe that the FIRA World Cup is a wonderful event to make new friends and learn from each other.


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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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