Registration

To attend FIRA RoboWorldCup 2018 Taichung, Taiwan 

Important information about the Online Registration process, Payment, Timelines, and Cancellation Policy.

PLEASE direct all general registration questions, inquiries and any questions regarding letters of invitation via email to christine@fira.net

 

To register following an invitation letter, you need to register here. Online Registration.

To follow the instructions for FIRA Youth and FIRA Air/Sports/Challenge participation and registration, please click on the following buttons.

FIRA Youth Participation

FIRA Air/Sports/Challenge Participation

FIRA Congress Only Participation

 

Pre-Registration 

Teams that are interested in participating must submit their qualification material before the deadline. The qualification procedure is dependent on the division and league. Please contact the chairs and co-chairs of the event if you have any further questions.

The pre-registration process is separate for all the teams, the team leader, and team members. When pre-registering a team, you need to include the information for a "point of contact" for the team. In addition, to pre-registering your team, all team leaders and team members need to register as a Faculty member, Staff member or Student participant.

FIRA Sports, FIRA Challenge, and FIRA Air

The qualification consists of two parts: (1) A max. 5 min long video showing the performance of your robot in the various sports events, and (2) a research paper (max. 12 pages in Springer LNCS format).

Videos

Videos must be uploaded to a publicly accessible video sharing site such as youtube or Vimeo. Post a link to the FIRA official registration website, available in http://firaworldcup.org

Team description paper (TDP)

All teams from this year should submit a team description paper (TDP).  The TDP is limited to 4 pages maximum and must be submitted in PDF format. This report fully describes the scientific aspects of your robot system and your research interests include a summary of previous relevant achievements in research and development as well as publications and mentions a prior performance in FIRA competitions.

The TDP must follow the LNCS format which can be downloaded from http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0. Please pay special attention to the “Author guidelines” that you’ll be able to find there. Teams that do to follow the LNCS formatting and style guidelines will not be qualified.

Research Paper

The Easychair website for submission is https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fira2018.  Note that there is no additional fee for teams submitting a paper to FIRA 2018.

Registration

Only qualified teams should complete the registration process and pay the registration fee. 

REGISTRATIONS ARE ONLY COMPLETE WHEN PAYMENT IS RECEIVED. ALL FEES ARE IN US DOLLARS - CURRENCY (USD). Please have your credit card ready at the time of registration. No registration is considered complete until full payment is received.

The necessary documents including the Invitation letter for the VISA application will be sent to the participants at the earliest convenience after the registration is COMPLETE. If you have questions, please send an email to christine@fira.net.

Pro Leagues Registration - Dates and Fees

Please use the web-based Online Registration

Qualified teams are organized by the league. Team members can only complete their registration after their online team registration is complete.

Price (US$)  Participants Date
600

1 coach/ 4 members

Early bird registration fee by 30th June

750

Regular registration fee by 14th July

850

Late registration fee by 20th July

150 1 member

Additional member

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro Leagues Individual – Faculty who do not have teams, but want to register for the competition can register as a non-participant. No prior registration of a team is required in these cases. These participants are invited to all social events, but may not enter team areas and do not receive a FIRA RoboWorldCup 2018 Taichung certificate. PLEASE direct all general registration questions, inquiries and any questions regarding letters of invitation via email to christine@fira.net

We strongly encourage everyone to register as early as possible. Please avoid on-site registration, as we may be forced to reject on-site registrations due to space limitations. Nobody will be admitted to the site and to the team areas before being fully registered and all payments have been received. There will be no exceptions. Long waiting hours may be incurred at the onsite registration.

For the additional league, teams should complete the pre-registration steps, stay for qualification results, provided by their leagues, and contact christine@fira.net before completing the payment process. 

Youth Leagues Registration - Dates and Fees

Teams that are represented by a FIRA Chapter must qualify and register via their FIRA Chapter. 

Teams that do not yet have a chapter may contact FIRA HQ directly for qualification. In this case, they should submit a two-page write-up in English describing their previous experience in robotics and their motivation for joining the FIRA competition.

In addition, participants that would like to take part in the United Nations Mission must submit a two-page write-up in English describing their previous experience in robotics and their motivation for joining the United Nations Mission.

Youth Parents/Mentor

Youth coach

Youth

Date
Price (US$) Price (US$) Price (US$)

100

100

150

Early bird registration fee by 30th June

150

150

200

Regular registration fee by 14th July

200

200

250

Late registration fee by 20th July


 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE

  • We STRONGLY RECOMMEND teams to register ALL TEAM STUDENTS AT ONCE. 
  • Youth Parents/Mentor or other Youth coaches need to register as Youth Parent/Mentor for permission to enter the site at any time, to be admitted to certain restricted areas, and to participate in social events.
  • Parents accompanying their children, who want to visit the site only during hours for public access and only in areas open to the public, do not need to register. For visitor information, please visit: COMPETITION SCHEDULE

We strongly encourage everyone to register as early as possible. Please avoid on-site registration, as we may be forced to reject on-site registrations due to space limitations. Nobody will be admitted to the site and to the team areas before being fully registered and all payments have been received. There will be no exceptions. Long waiting hours may be incurred at the on-site registration.

Registration of teams in multiple categories, leagues, and sub-leagues

The following rules apply for registration of teams in multiple categories, leagues, and sub-leagues.
  • Categories: There are four categories in FIRA: FIRA Sports, FIRA Challenge, FIRA Air, and FIRA Youth.
  • Each category has several leagues: HuroCup, AndroSot, SimuroSot, Wheeled, Humanoid Kid, Youth Wheeled, Mini-DRC, Wheeled Challenge, Swarm Robots Challenge, Drone
Each league may have sub-leagues. The following list is the list of categories, leagues, and sub-leagues for the FIRA 2018 competition.
 
Category: FIRA Sports
League: HuroCup Kid
Sub-leagues: All-round, Archery, Basketball, Triple Jump, Marathon, Obstacle, Run, Penalty Kick, Spartan Race, Sprint, United Soccer, Weightlifting
 
League: HuroCup Adult
Sub-leagues: All-round, Archery, Basketball, Triple Jump, Marathon, Obstacle, Run, Penalty Kick, Spartan Race, Sprint, Weightlifting.
 
League: AndroSot
Sub-leagues: AndroSot Soccer, AndroSot Challenge
 
League: SimuroSot
Sub-leagues: Miro-Middle, Miro-Large, Robo, Robo Challenge, Air 
 
League: Wheeled
Sub-leagues: RoboSot, RoboSot Race
 
Category: FIRA Challenge
League: Mini-DRC Humanoid
Sub-leagues: None
 
League: Wheeled Challenge
Sub-leagues: None
 
League: Swarm Robots Challenge
Sub-leagues: None
 
Category: FIRA Air
League: Drone
Sub-league: Drone emergency service, Drone autonomous race
 
Category: FIRA Youth
League: Humanoid Kid
Sub-leagues: All-round, Sprint, Marathon, Weightlifting, Penalty Kick
 
League: Youth Wheeled
Sub-leagues: Sports Robot, Cliff Hanger, City Racer, DRC Explorer, Mission Impossible
 

For teams in the FIRA Sports, FIRA Challenge, and FIRA Air categories as well as teams in the FIRA Youth Humanoid Kid league:

  • A team can enter multiple sub-leagues as long as: (1) all the sub-leagues belong to the same league, and (b) the team name, affiliation, and team members are exactly the same for the all different sub-leagues.

For teams in the FIRA Youth category:

  • A team can enter at most three sub-leagues as long as: (1) all the sub-leagues belong to the same league, and (b) the team name, affiliation, and team members are exactly the same for the all different sub-leagues.
You can participate in more leagues and sub-leagues, but in this case, you must pay an extra registration, even if you use the same team name, affiliation, and team members. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the teams to ensure that their schedule does not collide with other sub-leagues.
 

Registration as FIRA Congress Only Participant - Fees

It is possible for both faculty and students to register as FIRA Congress Only participants. Invitation letters to FIRA Congress Only participants are issued to those with accepted publications therein, only.

On the registration website, choose “FIRA Congress Only Faculty/Staff'' or ''FIRA Congress Only Student''.

Non-Participant/Congress Only Faculty/Staff:

Student

Faculty

Date
Price (US$) Price (US$)

150

300

Early bird registration fee by 30th June

200

400

Late registration fee by 20th July

 

 

 

 

All registered team members are automatically admitted to the Symposium. Team members do not need to register separately for the symposium.

Payment Methods

Our registration website offers the following payment options:

  1. Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX). THIS IS THE PREFERRED METHOD.
  2. Wire Transfer (USD). AVAILABLE ONLY UNTIL June 10, 2018.

Wire transfer should be used in exceptional cases only, and if credit card payment is not possible. Registration will be considered complete only if the amount due is received IN ITS TOTALITY IN US DOLLARS in the bank account on or before the respective date (e.g., June 15, for early registration). It is your responsibility to ensure that this will be the case. In order to help expedite the payment process, we ask that you please send your check number or wire transfer transaction information to christine@fira.net. Please note that wire transfer payments will be deactivated after June 10, 2018.

Country Visas and Cancellation Policy

Participants from some countries require a tourist visa to enter Taiwan.

For those who need a visa, here is the policy:
The necessary documents including the Invitation letter for the VISA application will be sent to a team member once the team registration and the team member registration have been completed, i.e., payment has been received. There will be no exceptions.

The following cancellation procedure applies, should:

  • The visa application was not successful; and
  • The registration was completed (i.e., payment received) by June 15, 2018; and
  • The cancellation is requested before July 18, 2018,

Then:

  • The full registration amount will be refunded, except for a handling charge of $50 per person for Youth leagues, and $100 for the Pro leagues' team if the whole team is canceled. Otherwise, there is no refund.

 



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