About RoboCup

RoboCup is the premier championship for robotics, founded with the aim of sharing knowledge and accelerating developments in robotics. This World Cup is being organised for the 27th time and we are therefore
halfway to RoboCup’s ultimate goal of winning against the human world champion football with robots in 2050!  The event features 17 competitions across 5 categories.

The categories include autonomous soccer robots competing against each other, care robots assisting with daily tasks, rescue robots detecting victims in disaster situations, logistics robots collaborating with humans in business environments, and junior competitions where approximately 1000 young participants compete with their self-built and programmed robots.

Eindhoven is home to 5 RoboCup teams: the multiple-time world champion Tech United (TU/e), Robot Sports (VDL), Falcons (ASML), RIF (Fontys) and RoboHub (Fontys). Teams from various Dutch universities will compete in different competitions, showcasing that the Netherlands is at the forefront of robotics and AI. They demonstrate the strong position of Dutch universities and companies in the development of robotics and artificial intelligence.

Discover, meet and position

The combination of fascinating robotics and AI, immersive competitions, and presentations from innovative organizations aiming to contribute to high-tech solutions for a better society, make RoboCup 2024 an ideal meeting place for:

  • Hundreds of decision-makers and influencers who seek to accelerate necessary innovation in AI and robotics across domains such as healthcare, agriculture, energy, and transportation. This includes developers, producers, users, advisors, financiers, insurers, labor market intermediaries, educators, and government officials.

  • More than 3000 technical students from 45 countries who actively participate in the event. It provides them a unique opportunity to showcase their skills and learn from international peers.

  • Journalists from national and international media outlets, including TV, radio, web, social media, trade magazines, newspapers, and blogs. Previous editions have reached millions of people worldwide, highlighting the broad interest in RoboCup.

  • Tens of thousands of spectators, including many young people and families, who attend the event. This creates a vibrant and enthusiastic atmosphere and allows the general public to explore the world of robotics and AI.

Exciting, educational and inspiring

RoboCup 2024 has great appeal due to:

  • 15 Exciting robot competitions, technological highlights and activities for young and old alike, including: robot football, care robots, rescue robots, humanoid robots, junior competitions, play and cuddle robots, industrial robots and much more.

  • Demonstrations of state-of-the-art robot technology that can be applied to serve humans and society

  • Presentations by institutions and companies from various sectors that see robot technology as an important solution to social problems in areas such as healthcare provision, food supply, energy supply and transport.

Experience the Thrill of Autonomous Competitions

RoboCupSoccer: An Abundance of Robot Football Sensations. Imagine 'humanoids', walking robots with arms and legs, stepping onto the field in three thrilling competitions. And that's not all – the Middle Size League presents an unparalleled spectacle. This league showcases the most spectacular football, featuring teams of table-high football robots engaged in a five-on-five game, autonomously controlling the field without any human input. The speed, tactics, and excitement of this game are breathtaking. But there's more to explore – brace yourself for the 'Simulation Leagues', where computers challenge each other in a virtual world of football action. And then there's the Standard Platform League, where every participant employs the same robots. The spotlight is on robot programming, where the difference between victory and defeat lies. Football has never been this advanced and thrilling.

RoboCupRescue: Rescue robots are challenged to locate victims in simulated disaster scenarios, mapping the environment and buildings while providing crucial reports. This technology could be invaluable in emergencies such as natural disasters.

RoboCup@Home: Caregiving robots compete in everyday household challenges, from taking verbal drink orders to delivering them to the right location. These robots must understand, recognize, and follow humans while navigating an array of objects.

RoboCupJunior: More than 1000 high school students from various countries showcase their robots in football, rescue, and dance competitions, igniting young minds with the world of robotics.

The future

RoboCup's mission is to accelerate the development of affordable and reliable robot technology for the betterment of our aging society. RoboCup holds an ambitious vision - by 2050, our soccer robots should be able to defeat human world champions. These efforts are made possible through the shared knowledge and collaboration among participating researchers, who accelerate the progress of robot technology.

Your Invitation to an Adventurous Journey

Step into the unique world of RoboCup 2024 and uncover the boundless possibilities of autonomous technology. From July 17 to 21, 2024, Eindhoven will be the destination where innovation, creativity, and intriguing robots converge.

Prepare to be astonished by the immense power of autonomous robots as teams from across the globe display their skills and dedication in exhilarating competitions. From football spectacles to rescue missions and household challenges – this is where the secrets of autonomous technology unfold. Embrace the future sculpted by these robots and explore their true potential.

Seize the opportunity to become part of this emerging revolution! Experience an unforgettable event brimming with innovation, excitement, and exploration. Don't miss RoboCup 2024 and be inspired by the limitless possibilities of technology!

Organization

RoboCup 2024 is organized by the Eindhoven University of Technology in collaboration with the non-profit foundation Promotech2050, representing the Eindhoven RoboCup teams. The foundation aims to promote robotics to a wide audience. The members of the foundation previously organized the successful RoboCup 2013.

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