Hello robocup soccer teams,
We all do not know how Corona is challenging our robotic enthusiasm in 2021
and I appreciate the Soccer Simulation Competition as one way to deal with this.
For my teams the physical robot itself stays the main part of the robocup,
so they still rather work on a robot than on a simulation - program.
So we would like to know where we are heading for:
- Is there a “real” competition planned for 2021 ?
The robocop 2021 in Bordeaux is still announced, but if it is going to take place, how would we qualify for this? What about the European robocup in Portugal?
- what about the rules?
For open we have some changes.
The field and the goals have been changed for 2020, so I guess, this will stay for a while,
but what about the size an weight? Will we stick to the timetable and have 18cm robots in 2022?
Or even in 2021 as planned at the first place?
Will we try to use the existing robots at least once or do we use the gap to build a complete new one?
Probably straight for a golf ball? Not having unlimited resources it would be great to have a long term plan as building a robot is slower under corona conditions.
Nevertheless I think it is most important do BUILD a robot with hands and the parents of my students see this as one of the biggest benefits of my robotic course for their nerd kids to move away from the screen and talk and works as a team in real life.
Lots of greetings,