Dear RoboCup Regional Committees:
The 2022 Regional Committee Assembly will be held in Bangkok during
RoboCup. The meeting will take place on July 13th, 4:30-6:30pm (the meeting
room will be announced later).
We would like to remind you that one of the things that will happen, like
last year, will be the election of a new RoboCup Trustee by the Regional
Committees. Each Regional Committee will have one vote. Please send us your
nominations by 8th July 12:00 GMT.
How to nominate and vote:
The RoboCup bylaws specify that anyone who has been an Executive Committee
member or Trustee in the past is eligible to be elected. Attached, we are
including the list of current and former Execs and Trustees. All candidates
must have a Ph.D. (or are at a similar career stage - not a student) and
have been on the Executive Committee or Board of Trustees within the past
five years. If you would like to see any of these people nominated for the
election to become a RoboCup Trustee, please send us up to 3 nominations by
[Time, Date]. Anyone who receives 3 nominations will be included on the
ballot (as long as he or she is interested in being nominated). If you
would like to consult with your committee for the nominations, please do.
Or else, please act on your own as the committee chair.
The vote will be at the Regional Committee Assembly, where every committee
that has representation at RoboCup 2022 will get one vote. So please make
sure someone from your committee attends the Assembly.
Thanks in advance. We look forward to seeing you at the assembly.
*RoboCup Regional Committees*
RoboCup is a non-commercial, scientific and cultural activity to promote
artificial intelligence, robotics, and other related science and
technologies through robots and simulated robots competitions.
A sufficiently large number of teams, researchers and teachers from any
nation, group of nations, or nation-sized region (henceforth "region") with
significant past and current RoboCup participation is invited to form a
"RoboCup Regional Committee."
The purposes of these committees are to:
1. Promote RoboCup within your region.
2. Organize local RoboCup events and RoboCup opens.
3. Manage qualification for RoboCup leagues when slots are limited.
4. Maintain RoboCup standards for scientific research and education within
your region and uphold the RoboCup mission of sharing advances through
5. Maintain an English website to be linked to the main RoboCup website
describing the RoboCup activities in your region.
6. Ensuring proper use of RoboCup emblems (names and logos) in your region.
There are local events smaller than regional "open" competitions, which
should also be run with regional committee participation, but must be
approved by the board of trustees.
The regional committee is expected to send a report following each event
summarizing the participation and organization of the event, including how
many people and teams participated, from where, etc., as well as a
financial report including registration fees, regional sponsorship, events
and operational cost, etc. If there are many local events in a given year,
they can be grouped together into a single annual report.
Each regional committee should have a single chair who serves as the main
point of contact with the RoboCup Board of Trustees for questions that are
relevant to the region. There should be representation on the committee
from all of the different RoboCup leagues in which your region is active
(including RoboCupJunior). If not already established, we encourage the
regional committees to initiate the formation of all aspects of RoboCup
activities, including RoboCupSoccer, RoboCupRescue, RoboCupJunior, and
To form a committee, please get together with all of the participants from
your region. Once the list of committee members is prepared, please contact
the RoboCup Trustees with the following information:
1. The members and affiliations of the committee.
2. The names, affiliations, and email addresses of all the Major teams
represented by the committee (hopefully all the teams from your region). In
the case of RoboCupJunior, include the name of the Junior regional
representative, and his/her affiliation and email address. It is not
necessary to include the list of all Junior teams from your region.
3. The URL of your current webpage, if it already exists
(see http://www.robocup.org/organization/regional_committees for some
The Trustees will then check that all the represented teams agree to be
represented in this way, and then link the committee to the RoboCup website.
The representatives of all RoboCup Regional Committees meet at least once a
year during the annual RoboCup event to discuss with the Trustees about the
development of RoboCup in their regions and in general. Furthermore, while
vacancies exist in the Board of Trustees, one appointment is reserved for
election by the regional committees (one vote per regional committee).
All the best,
RoboParty - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gdCw-vlY2U