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Team Size

Since RoboCupJunior embraces teamwork and collaboration among team members, a team should have more than one member to form a RoboCupJunior team to participate in the International event.

A team member(s) and/or robot(s) cannot be shared between teams.

Maximum team size is 4 members for RoboCupJunior Soccer and Rescue leagues and 5 members for OnStage leagues for RoboCupJunior Montreal, 2018.

Team Member

Minimum age is 12 RoboCupJunior Montreal, 2018. From RCJ 2018 there will be no division between the primary and secondary age categories:

  • Teams with all student members age 12 to 19 years old are considered Junior.

Age is counted as of July 1 for the international RCJ event each year.

The plan is to bring the minimum age to the international events to 14-year-old by 2020.
2017 (Japan) – was 11-year-old
2018 (Canada) – 12-year-old
2019 (Australia) – 13-year-old

2020 (TBD) – 14-year-old

This rule applies to the international events ONLY.

Every team member need to carry out a technical role for the team (robot design and construction, sensors and actuators, programming, etc.), this should be identified at the registration. The actual categories will be announced before the registration opens. In addition, each member is expected to explain his/her technical role and should be able to answer any questions at the technical judging.

Robot Communication

Robots are not allowed to use any kind of communication during game play unless the communication between two robots is via bluetooth class 2 or class 3 (range shorter than 20 meters) or via ZigBee. Teams are responsible for their communication. The availability of frequencies cannot be guaranteed.