[robocup-nao] Robocup 2011 Newsletter #5

H. Levent Akin akin at boun.edu.tr
Tue May 17 15:59:35 EDT 2011

RoboCup 2011 Newsletter May 18, 2011 / Issue #5*


*Greetings from Istanbul!*

Only 47 days left for RoboCup 2011!

RoboCup 2011 will be in Istanbul which as the only city that resides on two
continents is the ideal place for such an event. We welcome everybody to
share the enthusiasm of advanced intelligent robotics research in a
beautiful city with many cultures and has been the capital of many



*In this issue:*

• Greetings from Istanbul! <#12fff88a6af019fd_mainarticle>
• Early registration deadline extension <#12fff88a6af019fd_registration>
• Important Updates on Shipping Robots and Customs<#12fff88a6af019fd_shipping>
• Visa Requirements <#12fff88a6af019fd_visa>
• Contact Details <#12fff88a6af019fd_contact>


*Early Registration Deadline Extension*
The deadline for early registration period is extended!

The new deadline for early registration is *May 20, 2011*. The qualified
teams should already have received a password for accessing the registration
system. If your team is qualified, but you haven't received a password yet,
please contact us at info at robocup2011.org

Please consult registration information
the RoboCup 2011 web site for information like the timeline, the
registration procedure, and the fees. *


*Shipping Robots and Customs *

We are glad to announce that Schenker
Arkas<http://www.schenkerarkas.com.tr/>has become an official event

Also, we have added a special section to the shipping instructions for the
teams planning to bring their robots and other equipment with them in
hand-luggage. In order to preclude the possible delays and customs issues,
please check the updated shipping instructions document




We would like to remind you the special accommodation rates for Junior
participants, for whom we know that affordable solutions are crucial as well
as special reduced rates for Senior participants at various hotels in close
vicinity (5 to 20 minutes distance) of the competition venue.

Please find detailed information about those hotels
The listed rates include VAT, service charge, and breakfast.

***Visa Requirements*

Most countries do not require visa to enter Turkey. However, visa can be
issued at the border gates if needed. Please check the website of the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey for your visa status:

You can also check the full list of countries with their corresponding visa
categories here<http://www.robocup2011.org/files/downloads/visa%20applications%20of%20rupublic%20of%20turkey.xls>.

**Contact Details

Please contact the RoboCup 2011 Office for enquiries at:
Tel: +90 (212) 347 63 00
Fax: +90 (212) 347 63 63
E-mail: info at robocup2011.org
Website: www.robocup2011.org

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H.Levent Akin                         []  To acquire knowledge and
Dean                                  []  communicate it to others
Faculty of Engineering                []  has been the ambition,
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34342 Bebek-Istanbul                  []  my life.
TURKEY                                []  -William Harvey
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