With the RoboCup being less than two weeks away, we have some final updates for you.
In our previous emails we have informed you about the referee quiz. This quiz is designed to improve the notoriously poor quality of many of our referees. Each team needs to be able to perform the impartial roles (referee, assistant, game controller operator and vision experts) for matches where they are not playing themselves. Finishing the rules quiz correctly will be necessary for that, and only people who finish the quiz are allowed to perform the impartial roles. Please fill in the quiz before the start of the competition.
The quiz additionally contains some open questions. Please try to explain as best as possible how you would handle the described situation. It is to give us an indication of how teams would act. The OC will provide the preferred course of action on the first day of the competition.
The quiz can be found here https://forms.gle/2LFrJGyZNqPbBfsr8. A useful help would be the rule book https://robocup-ssl.github.io/ssl-rules/sslrules.pdf.
For Division B, we will be drawing all teams into two groups. The 7 teams that are qualified will be drawn into one group of size 4, and one group of size 3. We have assigned all teams into two sets: our four veteran teams (RoboCIN, RoboFEI, UBC Thunderbots and RoboIME) make up the upper set, and our three new teams (ITAndroids, Luhbots Soccer and Ri-one) make up the lower set.
Considering there are 4 Brazilian teams, and one team from Canada, Germany and Japan each, we will not be using country-specific drawing rules. We’ve updated the ssl-grouping tool today to reflect these sets.
We will be running the grouping tool with the two random seeds from https://www.random.org/integers/?mode=advanced, with the following settings: 2 Integers between 0 and 1000 with the pre-generated randomization for 1st of July. All of you can do so yourself, but we’ll publish the groups as soon as I have the seeds.
Good luck with the final preparations, and see you in Bangkok!
Kind regards, Selina Zwerver RoboCup Small Size League | Organizing Committee