Participant FAQ

If you plan to participate in RoboCup 2024, we already answer some questions you might have. If your question not here, please don't hesitate to send us an email at 2024 at robocup.org.

Major Leagues

First, you need to qualify to participate in your league. Check the league website, or contact the league’s Organisation Committee for details on this process.
When you have qualified, you will receive a code to register your team. When registration opens, you will be able to find the form on this website.
Finally, you need to arrange your travel and stay in Eindhoven.

Each league manages of their own rules. Check out your league’s web page for the rulebook. Note that leagues have different deadlines for when the rules are updated for RoboCup 2024.

The registration fee is determined by the RoboCup federation, and not yet known at this point. To get a general idea, you can have a look at last year's website for what the cost last year was.

The exact registration dates are not yet known.
Registration generally opens end of March or beginning of April. We encourage you register as soon as possible, after qualification.

New teams are encouraged to reach out to their league's Technical and Organising Committees to obtain league-specific information and introduce themselves.

In general, new teams need to qualify within their league. After they are qualified, they can register through this website. New teams (teams in which every team member has never attended RoboCup before), are eligible for a team fee waiver. Registration cost of (additional) team members is not waived.

The opening hours of the venue for participants will be from 8 am to 10 pm. Monday July 15th is an optional setup day. We will welcome the teams, but no official activities will be organized by the leagues.

Junior Leagues

Each of the three Junior Leagues has their own rules. Check the website for the details: https://junior.robocup.org/. If you have questions about the rules, contact the Technical Committee.
Note that rules may be different at local/qualification competitions.

In order to participate in RoboCup 2024, you need to first qualify in a local competition. You can find a list of contact persons/website per region on the community website of RoboCupJunior.
When you have qualified, you will be able to register on this website for RoboCup 2024.

The registration fee is determined by the RoboCup federation, and not yet known at this point. To get a general idea, you can have a look at last year's website for what the cost last year was.

The exact registration dates are not yet known.
Registration generally opens end of March or beginning of April. We encourage you register as soon as possible, after qualification.

For Soccer: 2-4 team members
For Rescue: 2-4 team members
For OnStage: 2-5 team members

Also see the RoboCupJunior General Rules.

The minimum age is 14, the maximum age is 19. This is counted on July 1st, 2024.

Of course, mentors and parents may be older.

Travel & Stay

  The venue is south of the city centre of Eindhoven. The address is Theo Koomenlaan 1, 5644 HZ Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Eindhoven counts many beautiful locations to stay overnight. We will make some recommendations later on.

  • Eindhoven Airport is the nearest airport with flights to and from many destinations in Europe. We recommend the bus to travel from Eindhoven Airport to anywhere else in Eindhoven. You can reach the city centre in about half an hour.
  • Intercontinental flights are more likely to arrive at Schiphol Airport. The best way to travel from Schiphol to Eindhoven is the train. This takes about 1.5 hours.
  • Düsseldorf and Brussels airports are about as far away as Schiphol in distance, but are less convenient to travel to Eindhoven using public transport.
  • If you arrive by car, Eindhoven is at the cross of roads A2 and A67.

For travel within Eindhoven, there is a bus stop ("Fontys Theo Koomenlaan") right across from the venue with regular service from multiple lines. Of course you can also consider to travel by bicycle like a real Dutchman, from the city centre it takes about 20 minutes to get to the venue.

On the website of Netherlands Worldwide you can check if you need a visa to enter The Netherlands.

The RoboCup 2024 organisation can provide invitation letters after registration. During registration you can indicate if you need such a letter.

If you're allowed to stay on the conditions of your visa, absolutely!

There is a lot to do and see in Eindhoven, the home of Philips. Because The Netherlands is such a small country, you can also very easily visit most other places using public transport. There is a lot to see!

Of course, you can also visit any other Schengen country during your stay.

The currency in The Netherlands is the euro (€), which is subdivided into 100 cents. Common bills are €50, €20, €10, €5 and common coins are €2, €1, €0.50, €0.20, €0.10 and €0.05.

Most payments in The Netherlands are done by debit card (Maestro or V Pay). Both using the chip and contactless (including Apple Pay and Google Pay) is generally available for debit cards. Support for credit cards is varying, and should not solely be relied upon.
Most shops accept cash, although there are some that no longer do so (e.g., bus drivers). ATMs managed by the collaboration of Dutch banks are called Geldmaat, these accept both (some) credit and debit cards. Please note that a withdrawal with a card from outside the EEA costs €4.00.

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