About Indian RoboCupJuniors

RoboCupJunior (RCJ) is one of the best International competitions. It is a division of Robocup organization (http://www.robocup.org/). It focuses on education and aims to introduce the larger goals of the RoboCup project (creating robots) to primary and secondary school children (technically up to age 19). RCJ organizes 3 types of competitions namely: Rescue, On stage (Formerly Dance) and Soccer. The first international RoboCupJunior competition was held in Melbourne, Australia in 2000. Since then, it has been held in different countries every year. In 2014, it was held in Brazil, 2015 in China and in 2016 it was held in Germany. Indian RoboCupJunior Foundation has sent teams to Brazil, China and to Germany.

The Indian competitions will be held at Regional, Zonal and at National level. The regional competitions will be held in various cities and later the Zonal competitions will be held at 4 zones, namely, South, North, East and West.

RCJ is part of RoboCup. RoboCup is an international effort whose purpose is to foster Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics research by providing a standard problem where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. As well, the initiative serves as a basis for project-oriented education at all levels. The ultimate goal of RoboCup is that by the middle of the 21st century, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall play (and win!) a soccer game against the (human) world champions.

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