RoboCup Junior (RCJ) Leagues
RCJ Soccer Open
RCJ Soccer is a robotics competition that challenges teams of students to design, build, and program fully autonomous robots to compete in soccer matches against other teams. The robots must be able to detect a ball, move around the field, and score goals in a specially designed soccer field.
The competition is divided into two sub-leagues: Soccer Open and Soccer Lightweight.
1.) In the Soccer Open sub-league, robots must weigh no more than 2.2 kg, have a ball-capturing zone of up to 1.5 cm, and use batteries with a maximum nominal voltage of 15.0 V.
2.) In the Soccer Lightweight sub-league, robots must weigh no more than 1.1 kg, have a ball-capturing zone of up to 3.0 cm, and use batteries with a maximum nominal voltage of 12.0 V.
To succeed in the competition, participants must demonstrate their expertise in programming, robotics, electronics, and mechatronics. In addition to competing, participants are also expected to share their discoveries with others and to demonstrate good sportsmanship. The goal of RCJ Soccer is to promote education and research in robotics and artificial intelligence and to encourage young people to become interested in these fields.
Find out more at their official website.