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Humanoid Robo-football Tournament 25th June Birmingham 2011
« on: February 19, 2011, 04:08:17 PM »
June the 25th at the birmingham micromouse will see the first installment of HUMANOID ROBOT FOOTBALL.
the event will be free to enter with fabulous prizes to be won.
there are a maximum of 24 slots available for the event sadly 6 have already been taken so if you wish to be one of the remaining 18 please contact me either by posting on this forum or by sending me a pm.
as a added bonus there will be a humanoid robot battle after the event with the winner winning the much sort after GOLDEN ROBOT AWARD.
this event is being advertised on many sites and press releases so secure your entry as soon as possible.

here is the rules for the event:


“Can your ROBOS play Football?”
ROBO-FOOTBALL is an event of Football Robots where you have to compete on an arena which is specially designed for the ROBO FOOTBALL match. This event also tests your stability control, handlings, and your techniques in competing with your opponent. One who makes more goals than his opponent wins the round and is promoted to next round of the event. The simultaneous movement rules encourage clever strategies and counterstrategies as players try to second-guess their opponents.

1. Team may consist of maximum of 3 members. Each team must have a captain. The captain is the person responsible for communication with the referee and controlling the robot. The team can replace its captain only during the half-time.
2. Each game will be played in two halves of 5 minutes each.
3. After first half has been played, the sides will be interchanged.
4. The robots can shoot ball into the opponent's net only when they have entered the opponent's half.
5. In case of a tie, there will be penalty shoot-outs.
6. Teams playing against each other will be decided on the basis of a draw.
7. Unfair game may lead to disqualification of the team. Disqualification of the teams on the basis of unfair game will be decided by the Head Coordinator of the event.
8. All rounds will be played on knock-out basis and the winners of each round will compete in the next round. (In some circumstances it may be required to turn the event into a league format)
9. Negative points will be awarded on touching the boundaries of the field.

DANGER: “These NEGATIVE Points will be the Deciders, in case of a tie.”
10. CASE of TIME OUT: Additional 2 minutes will be given in case of any technical fault (eg. Loose connections, battery discharge, etc.). But on exceeding the provided time, that is, 2 minutes, the respective team will be disqualified. There will be negative points for the extra time given.

11. Any intentional contact with the opponent will be considered as Foul, & the respective accused team will be awarded by negative points and the opponent will be given a Free Kick.
12. Human interference (e.g. touching the robots) during the game is not allowed unless explicitly permitted by the referee.

13. A goal is scored when the whole of the ball is inside the goal or if it strikes the back wall of the goal.

14. “Own goals" will be treated as a goal to the opposition, even if the ball is "pushed" into the goal.

15. Decision of the judges and the Event Organizers shall be treated as final and binding on all and cannot be contested.

1. The robot should fit inside a box of 25cm × 25cm × 25cm at the starting point.
2. The robot must be wireless and controlled by a remote control, which is not included in the size constraint.
3. Power supply sockets will be available in the arena; however, the participants must bring own cables(multi plug recommended).
4. If the machine uses an externally placed power supply, the dimensions of the power supply are not included in the size constraint. However, in case of an on-board power supply, the machine along with the power supply should follow the rule mentioned in 1.
5. During the game, the machine can expand (for kicking the ball) but not detach itself into multiple parts.
6. A robot cannot hold a ball. Holding a ball means taking full control of the ball by removing all of its degrees of freedom. Examples for ball holding include fixing a ball to the robot's body, surrounding a ball using the robot's body to prevent access by the other opponent, encircling the ball or somehow trapping the ball with any part of the robot's body. (Throw INS from side of pitch or goal keeper is allowed)
7. Maximum weight of the robot is not specified in this event.
8. A robot with base of toy car and its gear box as a machine part will be disqualified. Also, Lego kits will not be allowed.

9. The robot should not harm the opponent or the field. Constantly harming the arena upon may lead to disqualification.

1. Sponge balls of normal “10cm” size will be used.
2. An approximate copy of the arena is provided here:

4500mm x 2700mm

Rules & Regulations may change without prior notice, by the Event organizers.

any questions please contact me

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Re: Humanoid Robo-football Tournament 25th June Birmingham 2011
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2011, 04:13:43 PM »
if you have a team you wish to enter please let me know in advance.
if you are a individual please provide your robot type and name and i will pair you up with 2 others to make the teams as fair as possible.

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Re: Humanoid Robo-football Tournament 25th June Birmingham 2011
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2011, 06:02:00 PM »
are there any links to an official site?

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Re: Humanoid Robo-football Tournament 25th June Birmingham 2011
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2011, 03:04:34 PM »
im organising this as i tester for future events so no official website yet or name for event but this may be done before the event, the whole thing is being organised through the "robosavvy" website where alot of members are helping out and competing in the events.
there is normally a small gathering there every year so thought why not make a real event out of it.

here is the main forum where its being advertised.


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Re: Humanoid Robo-football Tournament 25th June Birmingham 2011
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 05:08:22 PM »
hi guys and girls there are still some spaces open if anyone wishes to join our merry gang of amateur humanoid enthusiasts, even if you dont wish to participate, come and talk to the regulars, its a great please to express ideas and get help with your own humanoid.

it is now confirmed there will be a humanoid battle area so come alone bring the kids its a great place to start your new hobby and start something fun.


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