The Humanoid League is organising the event "Open Humanoid Competition" as part of the Symposium Satellite Events on 14 July 2022, 19:00-21:00 (local time) Bangkok, Thailand.
This satellite event is meant to be a discussion group during which we will foster discussions between members of different Leagues, trustees, members of the Technical and Organising Committees to tackle some fundamental requirements to facilitate new teams to join or participate in the games of the Humanoid League.
on behalf of the Humanoid League TCs
*Abstract*: "Since the Humanoid League's first games in 2002, the competitions progressively developed its scientific challenges to successfully meet the goal of RoboCup to play against the human world soccer champion in 2050. Such increasing scientific difficulties have been catching the attention and interest of researchers, but, at the same time, make it prohibitive for new and, in consequence, often less experienced teams to join the Humanoid League. The main difficulties faced by new teams are related both to the cost of taller robots, and the challenges of developing hardware and software for such taller robots. We also expect that such costs for research, components and equipment for one or a full team of humanoid robots may soon become inapproachable for new teams. For these reasons, in this satellite event for the 25th RoboCup International Symposium, we want to focus on addressing the challenges and development of the creation an initial process or a sub-event to the Humanoid League main competition that can ease the path for new teams and to guide them towards a final full participation. To this extent, we will foster discussions between members of different Leagues, trustees, members of the Technical and Organising Committees to tackle some fundamental requirements to facilitate new teams to join the Humanoid League."