Call for Participants 2019


Call for Participation

FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2019


FIRA Frontier Camp 2019

8th - 10th August 2019 // Changwon City, South Korea  

FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2019

11th - 16th August 2019 // Changwon City, South Korea

Host: FIRA, Gyeongnam Provice, Changwon City

Organizers: FIRA, Gyeongnam Robotland Foundation


Important Dates

31st May 2019

Deadline for submission of qualification material

15th June 2019

Notification to qualified teams

5th July 2019

Deadline for early-bird registration

14th July 2019

Deadline for regular registration


Teams that are represented through their region’s FIRA chapter should contact their FIRA chapters for more details. This includes teams from Malaysia, Iran, China, South Korea, and the Philippines.


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).

The FIRA RoboWorld Cup includes competitions in the following leagues:

  • FIRA AIR includes the use of autonomous flying vehicles in urban and disaster scenarios.

  • FIRA Sports was the goal of developing robot athletes that can compete against humans in Olympic events

  • FIRA Challenges focuses on complex challenges in industrial, rescue, and service robot settings

  • FIRA Youth are competitions for our younger participants such as the mission impossible events

We also will introduce a new set of challenges in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) with a specific focus on developing software

  • FIRA AI is a new league that will explore developing software to solve problems in AI, ML, and robotics.

FIRA has experienced rapid growth in the last two years. The FIRA RoboWorld Cup 2018 in Taichung, Taiwan attracted more than 1,200 participants

Friendly competitions in the FIRA RoboWorld Cup give all participants a chance to make new friends and learn from each other.

  1. A new challenge for Autonomous Cars Challenge 

  2. Innovation and Bussiness challenge

  3. A new drone outdoor challenge


  1. A new drone race challenge U19

  2. Innovation and Bussiness challenge U14/U19


Teams that are interested in participating must submit their qualification material before the deadline. The qualification procedure is dependent on the division and league. Please contact the chairs and co-chairs of the event if you have any further questions.

FIRA Sports, FIRA Challenge, and FIRA Air

The qualification consists of two parts: (1) A max. 5 min long video showing the performance of your robot in the various sports events, and (2) a research paper (max. 12 pages in Springer LNCS format).


Videos must be uploaded to a publicly accessible video sharing site such as youtube or Vimeo. Post a link to the FIRA official registration website, available in

Team description paper (TDP)

All teams from this year should submit a team description paper (TDP).  The TDP is limited to 4 pages maximum and must be submitted in PDF format. This report fully describes the scientific aspects of your robot system and your research interests include a summary of previous relevant achievements in research and development as well as publications and mentions a prior performance in FIRA competitions.

The TDP must follow the LNCS format which can be downloaded from . Please pay special attention to the “Author guidelines” that you’ll be able to find there. Teams that do to follow the LNCS formatting and style guidelines will not be qualified.

FIRA Youth

Teams that are represented by a FIRA Chapter must qualify and register via their FIRA Chapter.

Teams that do not yet have a chapter may contact FIRA HQ directly for qualification. In this case, they should submit a two page write-up in English describing their previous experience in robotics and their motivation for joining the FIRA competition.

In addition, participants that would like to take part in the United Nations Mission must submit a two page write-up in English describing their previous experience in robotics and their motivation for joining the United Nations Mission.

Please note that each participant can only register in a maximum of three events.

Mission Impossible consists of three events this year, (1) Mission Impossible_H (Hardware) (2) Mission Impossible_S (Software) (3) Mission Impossible_U (United), and a prize for best team over all three events Mission Impossible Allround.

International Events

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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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