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Due to recent events in the Middle east, FIRA HQ has decided to swap the hosts for FIRA 2020 (Tehran, Iran) and FIRA 2021 (Sao Luis, Brazil). 

Have fun at world first robot themepark, TOUR @ ROBOTLAND; Special tour for FIRA 2019 Participants on AUGUST 16th. 

FIRA RoboWorld Cup Hong Kong Open 2019 is the first time FIRA game to be held in Hong Kong as a regional robot competition under FIRA. We welcome both Hong Kong students and Asian students to just this event.

Federation of International RoboSports Association (FIRA) invites members and organizations to submit bids to host 26th FIRA RoboWorld Cup and Summit 2021 to be held in July/ August 2021.


The Federation of International RoboSports Association invites new and old participants to the FIRA 2019 RoboWorld Cup and Summit in Changwon, Korea. The competition is to be held from 11th to 16th August 2019. FIRA is the oldest intelligent robot soccer competition and was founded by Prof. Jong-Hwan Kim, KAIST, Korea in 1996. FIRA focuses on three goals: (a) to provide challenging and motivating benchmark problems for state of the art research in intelligent robotics, (b) to give senior students with valuable skills and experiences that allow them to be productive and develop their careers in the new economy, and (c) to introduce junior students to the fundamentals of STEM topics (science, technology, engineering, and math).


Science and technology of robotics and artificial intelligence as one of the pioneers of the future of humanity, has always been of interest to University societies and scientists. Iranian FIRA national region and Amirkabir University of Technology, supported by Iran Ministry of Science, Research and Technology, Tehran Iran, with the purpose of progressing to achieve this important goal will hold the 8th International Amirkabir Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Competition (Iranian FIRA RoboworldCup Open 2019) with the cooperation of The International Federation of Robotics (FIRA)  on 1-4 March 2019.

The following rules apply for registration of teams in multiple categories, leagues, and sub-leagues. Categories: There are four categories in FIRA: FIRA Sports, FIRA Challenge, FIRA Air, and FIRA Youth. Each category has several leagues.

CALL FOR A BID - FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2020 The deadline for FIRA RoboWorld Cup Bid:

31st May 2018 Federation of International RoboSports Association (FIRA) invites members and organizations to submit bids to host 25th FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2020 to be held in July/ August 2020. If your organization is interested in hosting 25th FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2020, please submit the proposal. For more information, you are welcome to contact Christine Kim, FIRA Executive Secretary via [email protected]

Announcement FIRA 2018 - Change of Venue

Taichung, Taiwan, 3rd - 12th August 2018

Happy Holidays to all FIRA Friends,
I hope that you and your family are doing well and that you can share joyous moments with them during this holiday season. Take a break from working with your robots.
It is traditional at the end of year to look back at the events of the current year and to reflect on our progress.  2017 was a very important year for FIRA. We have completely re-booted the event (as my colleague Prof. Paul Oh) said and introduced many new events (FIRA Sports, FIRA Challenge, FIRA Air). These will allow us to address current state of the art research issues in a way that is both entertaining and insightful for the general public.
With FIRA Youth, we also included elementary, junior, and senior high school student in our events. It was great to see so many happy faces and the older students were happy to demonstrate their robots, research, and resourcefulness to the younger generation.
FIRA 2017 in Kaohsiung was a great success due to Prof. Kuo-Yang Tu's and his team's diligence and hard work. A great Thanks also to all the chair, co-chairs, chapter heads, members of the technical committees, and FIRA participants that worked hard on preparing the rules and playing fields for the event. One of my happiest memories of FIRA 2017 was the banquet, where many countries showed that they can not only work on their robots, but also are born entertainers. 
We will definitely re-organize the FIRA Band in 2018.
In conclusion, I wish you "All the Best" for the holidays and the coming new year.  May the new year bring you lots of joy. 
We now start working on preparing for FIRA 2018.
Season's Greeting,
Jacky Baltes
President FIRA

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Welcome to the Federation of International Robot-Sport Association

Robot soccer can be portrayed as a competition of advanced robot technology within a confined space. It offers a challenging arena to the young generation and researchers working with autonomous mobile robotic systems. It is hoped that FIRA’s flagship event, called the FIRA Robot World Cup (or the FIRA Cup in short), which started in 1996, together with many other FIRA events, will help generate interests in robotics in the young minds.

Through these events, FIRA hopes to help them better understand and appreciate, with interests, the scientific concepts and technological developments involved. FIRA believes that some of these interests will fuel scientific and engineering skills that ultimately develop into research outcomes to serve mankind in a variety of ways.

Ever since its establishment, FIRA has had venues for its annual FIRA Cup in Australia, Brazil, China, France and Korea. Making progress over successive years since 1996, FIRA Cup has now attained world recognition as a robot festival.


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