[robocup-humanoid] Qualification Results for RoboCup 2014 in Brazil

Luis F Lupián luis.lupian at ulsa.mx
Wed Mar 19 18:27:52 EDT 2014

Dear participants of the RoboCup Humanoid League,

the qualification results for RoboCup 2014 in João Pessoa, Brazil are now
available on-line at


This year there were 43 applications (30 for KidSize, 8 for TeenSize and 5
for AdultSize), from 17 different countries and/or regions. For each
application the qualification material was carefully reviewed by several
members of the technical committee and rated according to the criteria
announced in the call for participation, cf.


As in previous years, KidSize applications exceeded the available 24 slots.
After review of each submission, 30 teams were considered for qualification
and ranked based on the quality of their submission and the qualification
criteria. After a vote of the entire Technical Committee, a total of 27
teams were selected for full participation in the competition.

Unlike previous editions of the KidSize competition, this year we will not
have runner-up teams. So every qualified team is fully entitled to
participate in the 4-vs-4 soccer games as well as in the technical
challenges. This decision comes with a caveat. The schedule of the games is
already too tight and can only admit a maximum of 24 teams, so in the
eventuality of more than 24 teams showing up for the competition in João
Pessoa the Technical Committee may have to encourage some of the teams to
form a joint team. This will NOT be mandatory for anyone and will only be
discussed in the first team leader meeting if the circumstances make it


The TC members decided to qualify 7 out of 8 applications.


The TC members decided to qualify 4 out of 5 applications.


All teams should be aware that the feasibility of a robot according to the
rules will, as always, be inspected on-site during the set-up days of the
competition. Please refer to the updated rules at
http://www.tzi.de/humanoidfor this year's requirements of your
humanoid robots. It must be stressed
that rules pertaining to the body-plan of the robot apply equally to robots
designed and built by team members as well as commercially available robots.


All teams are reminded that it is their responsibility to provide at least
one team member to perform the role of referee during the competition.
Although a brief referee training will be held at the competition your
referee(s) are expected to have studied the updated rules for 2014 and do
some training on their own before coming to João Pessoa.

Your team referee is expected to be available for the competition starting
July 19th for referee training, and throughout the week for referee duties
until the day of the finals (July 24th) even if your team was eliminated in
a previous round.

Also, the Call for Participation required every team to include a clear
statement of commitment indicating that they would provide a referee. Some
teams failed to include this statement. If you are in that case you will be
contacted shortly to request such statement and complete the formality.


Official letters of qualification will be e-mailed to team leaders shortly.
All qualified teams are expected to submit an e-mail confirming their
commitment to participate as soon as they have confirmed their funding. A
deadline for this will be provided in your letter.

Please notice that the letters provided to you by the Technical Committee
may not be used for the purpose of requesting a visa. Only letters provided
to you by the Local Organizing Committee of RoboCup 2014 after you have
completed your registration may be used for this purpose.


Team description papers (TDPs) of all teams will be included in the
proceedings DVD of RoboCup 2014 Symposium if (and only if) it is in LNCS
standard and of 8 pages maximum, see
http://www.tzi.de/humanoid/bin/view/Website/Call2014, and the comments from
the review by the TC members are considered. Team leaders will be contacted
shortly by the TC with details about any necessary changes to your TDP.


You should plan your trip so that at least the team leader and team referee
are available on July 19th to take part on the first team leader meeting of
the competition. The team leader is expected to take part in all team
leader meetings that will be held throughout the week.

We are looking forward to meeting you at an exciting RoboCup 2014 in João
Pessoa, Brazil!

With our best regards,
The Humanoid League Technical Committee
(Carlos, Daniel, Jacky, Luis, Marcell, Soroush, Sven)

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