SoccerSmall Size League

Tuesday 2 July 2019 Wednesday 3 July 2019 Thursday 4 July 2019 Friday 5 July 2019 Saturday 6 July 2019 Sunday 7 July 2019 Monday 8 July 2019
Team Set Up Day Team Set Up Day Competition Day Competition Day Semi - Finals Finals  
  Opening Ceremony - Major       Award Ceremony Major  
          Closing Ceremony  
          Major Party  
            Symposium

A Small Size League game is played between two teams of six robots each. The robots must be no larger than 18 cm in diameter and no higher than 15 cm. The playing field is a green carpet, 9 m long and 6 m wide. The game uses an orange golf ball. Information provided by a vision system incorporating four cameras installed above the field and judgments made by the referee are sent to the two competing teams. Using these sets of information, the robots communicate with one another via a wireless system so as to play the game autonomously and strategically.

Speedy movements and collaborative plays are the most attractive points of the Small Size League. This league is recommended for fans of human soccer games.

Registration

1) Overview of the Registration Process

We are using a web-based system

Register Now

Only qualified teams can register. Please wait until your league qualifies the teams and your team will be available in RegOnline. There is a registration code necessary which we will send to the team leaders of the qualified teams.

Registration proceeds separately for each qualified team and for the team leader and team members. When registering a team, you need to include the information for a "point of contact" for the team. Please note, though, that the person serving as point of contact is not registered at that time, but only the team is registered. In addition to registering your team, all team leaders and team members need to register as Faculty/Staff or Student participants.

Registrations are only complete when payment is received. Credit card payments are immediately validated. We strongly recommend payment by credit card.

The other available method of payment takes time. No registration is considered complete until full payment is received.

The participants from the countries requiring visas will need an invitation letter. Also please visit the following website for the latest information on visa applications.

The invitation letter will be sent by email to the participants at our very earliest convenience after the registration is complete. Please wait patiently for the payment to be complete. If you still have questions, please email to info@robocup2019.com.au.

2) Major Leagues Registration - Dates and Fees

Qualified teams are organized by league. No major team can register after May 31, 2019.

Team members can only register after their team registration is complete

  Early registrationMarch 1 – April 30 2019 Regular registration May 1 – 31 2019
No team registration accepted after May 31 2019
Late registration June 1 – 27, 2019
Team $790 $920 Not Available
Faculty/Staff $515 $580 $650
Student $380 $440 $515
Individual* $515 $580 $650

*Major Individual – Faculty who do not have teams, but want to register for the competition can register as a non-participant. No prior registration of a team is required in these cases. These participants are invited to all social events, but may not enter team areas and do not receive a RoboCup 2019 certificate.

We strongly encourage everyone to register as early as possible. Please avoid on-site registration, as we may be forced to reject on-site registrations due to space limitations. Nobody will be admitted to the site and to the team areas before being fully registered and all payments have been received. There will be no exceptions. Long waiting hours may be incurred at the on-site registration.

Notes for all participants:

  • Before you can register your junior team, the team must be qualified. Please contact your RoboCupJunior national representative for all questions concerning qualification.
  • Junior teams must have at least two student members in order to register. Junior teams must consist of minimum of two student members.
  • We strongly recommend teams to register all team students at once. The system does not allow you to add only one team student to your existing registration. Adding more team student(s) later without two extra students will not be possible
  • Parents or other mentors need to register as Junior Parent/Chaperone for permission to enter the site at any time, to be admitted to certain restricted areas, and to participate in social events.
  • Parents accompanying their children, who want to visit the site only during hours for public access and only in areas open to the public, do not need to register. For visitor information, please visit: https://2019.robocup.org/visitors.php.

We strongly encourage everyone to register as early as possible. Please avoid on-site registration, as we may be forced to reject on-site registrations due to space limitations. Nobody will be admitted to the site and to the team areas before being fully registered and all payments have been received. There will be no exceptions. Long waiting hours may be incurred at the on-site registration.

4) Registration as Symposium Only Participant - Fees

It is possible for both faculty and students to register as Symposium Only participants. Invitation letters to Symposium Only participants are issued to those with accepted publications therein, only.

On the registration web site, choose “Symposium Only Faculty/Staff'' or ''Symposium Only Student''.

  “Symposium Only” Registration:
Faculty/Staff $380
Student $245

All registered team members are automatically admitted to the Symposium. Team members do not need to register separately for the symposium.

5) Payment Methods

Our registration web site offers the following payment options:

Credit Card (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX)
This is the preferred method.

Wire Transfer (USD)
Available only until june 7, 2019.

Wire transfer should be used in exceptional cases only, and if credit card payment is not possible. Registration will be considered complete only if the amount due is received in its totality in us dollars in the bank account on or before the respective date (e.g., April 30th, for early registration). It is your responsibility to ensure that this will be the case. In order to help expedite the payment process, we ask that you please send your wire transfer transaction information to april.robocup@gmail.com. Please note that wire transfer payments will be deactivated after June 7, 2019.

6) Visas and Cancellation Policy

Participants from some countries do require a visa for Australia. For those who need a visa, here is the policy:

An Invitation Letter will be sent to a team member once the team registration and the team member registration have been completed, i.e., payment has been received. There will be no exceptions.

The following cancellation procedure applies:

If:

  • The visa application was not successful; and
  • The registration was completed (i.e., payment received) by April 30, 2019; and
  • The cancellation is requested before May 31, 2019,

Then:

  • The full registration amount will be refunded, except for a handling charge of $100 per person, and $100 for the team if the team is also cancelled.

Otherwise:

  • There is no refund.

How to Participate

Any team interested in participating in RoboCup 2019 must successfully pass the league specific qualification process.

The league deadlines usually close around December – January. Please note that the criteria for qualification and deadlines for submitting all qualification material will vary for each league.

For more information please visit the below website and complete the link below to join the RoboCup 2019 mailing list.

To stay up to date on RoboCup 2019 news, please complete the link below.

Register your Expression of Interest

Floor Plans

Freight

DB Schenker Australia has been appointed exclusive onsite logistics provider and official freight forwarder for RoboCup 2019. If you are a participant competing at RoboCup 2019 and not located in Australia, DB Schenker can provide comprehensive freight forwarding services, tailored to each participant through our extensive network of over 2,000 locations globally. DB Schenker offer and specialise in the following areas:

RoboCup 2019 strongly recommends that you consider the use of our official logistics partner in order to obtain safe and smooth logistics service for your precious robots and equipment.

  • Event logistics management
  • Worldwide transportation
  • Customs & quarantine formalities
  • Storage of full/empty boxes
  • Return transport or on-forwarding
  • Sensitive freight services
  • Timely door-to-venue & venue-to-door delivery service
  • Air, ocean and land transport
  • Loading dock traffic management
  • Equipment (forklifts, cranes, trolleys) & manpower hire
  • Event logistics management

The process at a glance

The process at a glance

Logistics

If you are sending freight to RoboCup 2019 you MUST complete one of the forms below.

FORM A – Full Transport Service Booking Form (Domestic)

Participants who require full transport from your premises and delivery directly to the ICC Sydney and the returning back to your premises within Australia. Please complete and return to 12 June for a full quote.

FORM B – Loading Dock Booking & On-site Handling Form

Participants who would like to access the loading dock using their own vehicles or suppliers during set up and pack down are required to fill in this form and return by 12 June. Please note that you can only delivery to the venue on Tuesday 2 July and Wednesday 3 July.

Download the Loading Dock Booking & On-site Handling Form

FORM C – Advanced Warehouse Booking Form

Participants can also choose to send their freight to Schenker’s Sydney warehouse. Schenker will then arrange transport from their warehouse to the ICC Sydney and return (if required). Charges apply.

Download the Advanced Warehouse Booking Form

FORM D – ALL International Enquiries

For all International requests please contact Steven or Adam below. They will put you in contact with your local representative who will forward all relevant forms for your country.

Airfreight

All freight arriving into Sydney via airfreight should arrive in Sydney Airport by 19 June.

Ocean Freight

All freight arriving into Sydney via ocean freight should arrive in Sydney Port by 14 June.

Terms & Conditions

Schenker terms & conditions attached for your reference.

Important Information

Lithium Battery Guidance
For the safe transportation of Lithium Batteries, please check the Lithium Battery Guidance Document developed by IATA.

Contact

Prior to the exhibition, DB Schenker will contact all participants to discuss individual transportation and other logistics requirements. In the meantime, to request a quote, please complete and return the relevant form. For further information, please contact:

Adam Tovell
Business Development Manager
M: +61 447 235 086
E: adam.tovell@dbschenker.com

Ben Wilson
Head of Product
M: +61 438 291 445
E: ben.wilson@dbschenker.com

Venue

RoboCup 2019 will be held at the new International Convention Centre in Darling Harbour, Australia's premier integrated convention, exhibition and entertainment precinct. The venue is centrally located and easily accessible by ferry and bus services, and only a ten minute walk from Central and Town Hall train stations.

The ICC Sydney boasts world class technology and services, providing comfortable conference facilities, purpose-built spaces, theatres and networking lounges to facilitate all your professional needs.

Featuring a striking contemporary design, ICC Sydney is a beacon of innovation, learning and entertainment, connecting and celebrating leaders of invention, business, governance and the arts.

Address

ICC Sydney
14 Darling Drive
Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9215 7100

About Sydney

Sydney if Australia's largest and oldest city, with a rich multicultural history. The city surrounds the largest natural harbour in the world, Port Jackson, which includes Sydney Harbour, Manly and Darling Harbour. This multi-cultural city also has an impressive line-up of festivals and events and a vibrant dining scene that includes Quay and Sepia, which feature on the prestigious S.Pellegrino World's 100 Best Restaurant List.

Beyond the city you will find historic wine regions, such as the Hunter Valley, coastal retreats and forest landscapes, including the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, all of which offer locations to host memorable events and team-building activities.

Climate

Sydney has a Mediterranean climate. Average maximum temperature:

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How to get from the airport to ICC Sydney

Sydney Airport is about 10 km from the ICC Sydney and easily accessible by train, bus or car.

  • Trains depart frequently from underground stations in the airport's domestic and international terminals.
  • Public buses depart from bus stops outside T1 and T3 (but not T2).
  • Shuttle buses will deliver passengers to their hotel. Reservations at T1 and T3 information desks.
  • Taxis are available from organised taxi ranks directly outside the terminals.
  • Rental cars are available at all terminals from various rental companies.
  • Personal pickup – there are various passenger pickup zones. For details, check out Sydney Airport's website.

Three passenger terminals at Sydney Airport are

T1: International Terminal is used for international flights. It is open every day from 3am to 11:30pm. Customs are opened for departures passenger processing at 4am daily.
T2: Domestic Terminal is used by domestic and regional airlines including Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Tiger Airways. T2 Domestic Terminal is open every day from 4am to 11pm.
T3: Qantas Domestic Terminal is used for Qantas domestic flights. It is open every day from 4:45am to 10pm.

Transport Options

An efficient network of transport options make travelling to attractions in Sydney and regional NSW affordable and enjoyable. The Sydney public transport system, provided by Transport for NSW, consists of trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Use trop planner at transportnsw.info to plan your travel.

The Opal card is an easy, convenient way of paying for your travel on public transport in Sydney. It's the only card you'll need to get around on all public transport including trains, ferries, buses and light rail. For more information, visit www.opal.com.au.

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