Official News/Announcements thread

This thread will contain all the important news/announcements related to the Soccer Virtual Poster Session of 2020.

We’ll keep you posted!

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Hello everyone,

About two weeks ago 21 teams from 9 countries participated in what we now call the “1st RoboCupJunior Soccer Virtual Poster Session”. As we promised in the introductory post, we’ve sent a form to all the participating teams to find out which posters did they like the most and at the same time, five judges from the Soccer OC and TC committees also marked the posters according to the 2019 poster rubric. This has left us with the following prizes:

  • Best Poster in Lightweight / Open decided by the Soccer OC/TC according to the 2019 poster rubric
  • Most Popular Poster in Lightweight / Open decided by team votes
  • Rookie of the Year decided by team votes

And so without further ado, here are the results!

Results

Lightweight

Best Poster

Most Popular Poster

Note: both of the teams received the same amount of votes so we decided to give the award jointly to both.

Open

Best Poster

Most Popular Poster

Note: both of the teams received the same amount of votes so we decided to give the award jointly to both.

Rookie of the year

Note: this is a new award we decided to experiment with, inspired by other sports. This year, it is awarded to the team with the best poster among the teams for which this was their first year in RoboCupJunior Soccer.

Awesome RoboCupJunior Soccer

As we promised in the introductory post, we’ve put together a repository of “all things RCJ Soccer”. It is modeled after the awesome lists – curated set of links on a specific theme that are quite popular among (not only) tech people.

Currently you will be able to find there posters from the past 4 editions of the RCJ Soccer Poster Session, as well as links to team websites and other interesting resources. We would really like it to become a place where the newcomers can figure out what is this RCJ Soccer all about and the experienced teams can share interesting things they’ve built / figured out.

If you feel like there is something missing there, do not be afraid to propose a change – all you need is a GitHub account, which many of you already use.

Final words

The past couple of weeks have been quite a ride for the Soccer OC/TC, where we essentially went from “no RoboCup” to organizing something like this. Despite a couple of hiccups the forum experienced, it was awesome to see so many teams interested in participating, as well as so many interesting things you’ve been able to build.

Even in these difficult circumstances, we hope that you won’t stop thinking about and/or working on your robots, and that we’ll have a chance to discuss them once we are able to meet in person.

In the meantime, feel free to use the forum for all sorts of RCJ Soccer-related discussion – that’s what its intended purpose is after all.

Thanks again!

On behalf of the Soccer OC and TC,
Marek

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