GORE 2021

After 22 months, matches with 5 against 5 robots are taking place again for the first time in the RoboCup Standard Platform League. Only the robots of the seven participating teams have travelled to one of the two arenas in Dortmund and in Bremen. The human team members stayed at home and programmed the robots remotely. Further info and access to the live streams is available at https://gore2021.netlify.app/
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German RoboCup Junior Qualification 2021

The qualification of German RoboCup Junior Teams for the virtual RoboCup 2021 (22-28 June 2021) will take place in the three leagues OnStage, Rescue and Soccer through a virtual selection procedure. Pre-registration for the selection process is required by 10 May at https://bit.ly/Voranmeldung-RCJ2021. Qualification will be performed by a jury on the basis of submitted team videos and a technical description of the robots. The deadline for submission of the qualification material is 26 May 2021. All information on the call is available at https://robocupgermanopen.de/Call-RCJ2021.
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Cancellation of the RoboCup German Open for the end of April 2020

The reduction of the RoboCup German Open to just the RoboCup Junior Final, which was initially planned due to the Corona virus pandemic, is no longer possible due to the current developments in Germany. Unfortunately, the event has to be cancelled. The organiser, Landeshauptstadt Magdeburg, will consult with representatives of the German RoboCup Regional Committee to examine the possibility of postponing the event.
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RoboCup German Open 2020 in high demand

From 24 to 26 April 2020, the RoboCup German Open will come to Magdeburg for the 10th time. For the international research competition RoboCup Major alone, 48 teams from 15 different countries have pre-registered. There has been a particularly high increase in the school competition RoboCup Junior, in which 645 teams are now participating nationwide. Starting in mid-February, the teams for the RoboCup Junior Finals will be decided in eight qualifying tournaments: Hamburg University of Technology (15 and 16 February 2020), Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (15 and 16 February 2020), Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences Sankt Augustin (15 and 16. February 2020), Herbartgymnasium Oldenburg (26 to 28 February 2020), University of Kassel (27 and 28 February 2020), A32 - Entrepreneurs Forum, Berlin (29 February and 1 March 2020), University…
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German RoboCup mourns the loss of Professor Gerhard Kraetzschmar

We are deeply saddened to report that Prof. Gerhard Kraetzschmar passed away last week.  He had been battling health issues, but seemed to be on the road to recovery.  Reports from his family are that his condition took an unexpected turn for the worse over the weekend and he passed away peacefully after a rapid decline. Gerhard was a regular participant in RoboCup since the very early years of our organization.  He was a trustee of the RoboCup Federation starting in 2005, and served as Vice President from 2009 until 2016.  In 2016, he served as General Chair of RoboCup in Leipzig, Germany.  His contributions to RoboCup over the years were substantial and numerous. Gerhard was a dear friend to many of us in our community.  We will remember him as always smiling and…
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