Call for Participants 2019 FIRA RoboWorld Cup

FIRA RoboWorld Cup and Summit

FIRA Frontier Camp

11th - 16th August, 2019

8th - 10th August, 2019

Hosted by FIRA, Gyeongnam Province, Changwon City

Organized by  FIRA, Gyeongnam Robotland Foundation

Important Dates

31st May 2019

 Deadline for submission of qualification material

15th June 2019

 Notification to qualified teams

30tا June 2019

 Deadline for early-bird registration

14th July 2019

 Deadline for regular registration  

Teams that are represented through their region’s FIRA chapter should contact their FIRA chapters for more details. This includes teams from Malaysia, Iran, China, South Korea, and the Philippines.

FIRA RoboWorld Cup and Summit 2019

11th - 16th August 2019, Changwon, Korea

The Federation of International RoboSports Association invites new and old participants to the FIRA 2019 RoboWorld Cup and Summit in Changwon, Korea. The competition is to be held from 11th to 16th August 2019. FIRA is the oldest intelligent robot soccer competition and was founded by Prof. Jong-Hwan Kim, KAIST, Korea in 1996. FIRA focuses on three goals: (a) to provide challenging and motivating benchmark problems for state of the art research in intelligent robotics, (b) to give senior students with valuable skills and experiences that allow them to be productive and develop their careers in the new economy, and (c) to introduce junior students to the fundamentals of STEM topics (science, technology, engineering, and math).

The FIRA RoboWorld Cup includes competitions in the following leagues:

  • FIRA AIR includes the use of autonomous flying vehicles in urban and disaster scenarios.

  • FIRA Sports was the goal of developing robot athletes that can compete against humans in Olympic events

  • FIRA Challenges focuses on complex challenges in industrial, rescue, and service robot settings

  • FIRA Youth are competitions for our younger participants such as the mission impossible events

We also introduce a new set of challenges in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with a specific focus on developing software

  • FIRA AI is a new league that will explore developing software to solve problems in AI, ML, and robotics.

FIRA has experienced rapid growth in the last two years. The FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan attracted more than 1,200 participants

Friendly competitions in the FIRA RoboWorld Cup give all participants a chance to make new friends and learn from each other.

FIRA Frontiers Camp [FFC]

8th - 10th August 2019, Changwon, Korea

The FIRA Frontiers Camp (FFC), to be held just prior to FIRA RoboWorld Cup, provides a unique opportunity to learn the fundamentals of robotics. The focus is on basic problem solving strategies, system development, testing, and debugging. Students will learn physics, 3D modeling, 3D printing, and software design. It also teaches students how to apply their robotics skills in other subjects such as physics and biology.

It must be stressed that the goal of the school is not to directly improve the chances of winning the following FIRA competitions. In fact, the lecturers and coaches will not be directly involved in the following FIRA competition as much as possible and will be told not to provide tricks and hints for the coming competition.

The FIRA Frontiers Camp is agnostic to the specific robot development kit and uses open-source software and hardware as much as possible.

Changwon Exhibition Convention Center [CECO] and Changwon

 Changwon, which is located on the southern central region of Gyeongnam in Korea, has been the main hub of the industrial economy in the central area of Gyeongnam. A vast, mechanical industrial complex in the southeast seashore of the heavy chemical industrial region connects Ulsan, Busan, and Sacheon.

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Local Organizing Committee is trying to negotiate with local schools and universities for dormitory accommodation and better rates on hotels near the venue. Please use this information as a reference to plan you trip. Final version of CFP will be announced on 1st, March 2019.

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Registration fee

The registration fees for FIRA 2019 have not been finalized yet.

We are confident that we will be able to maintain similar fees to last year’s event. Any increases in fees will be limited to less than 18%. For reference, FIRA 2018 early bird fees were $600 USD for Pro teams with up to five participants.


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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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