Thursday, May 10, 2007

Call for Open Platform deadline extended to May 31

Call for Tender: A Standard Robot Platform for Robot Soccer
Demo proposal deadline is now extended to May 31, 2007.
Check the details at
You can also check four tenderers already received invitation for demonstration at Atlanta.

Monday, May 7, 2007

RoboCupJunior Registration Information

RoboCup 2007 Atlanta Junior Registration Information

This issue is all about registration.

o Website
o Registration deadlines
o Registration overview
o Housing and meal plans
o Hotels and transportation
o Payment problems and options

Junior registration is open. The website is here:

Access to the page requires a password that can be provided
by the country leaders.

------------------------------------------------------------ Registration deadline is May 15

Important: On campus housing is limited and it is available
on a first come basis. The deadline for on campus housing
registration is May 15, 2007. We cannot promise
availability of on campus housing after that date.

Registration overview

Registration is set up in an "a la carte" fashion so that
participants can register only the components of the event
they are interested in. So for example, a robot team with
one advisor member and two students would register as

Team Registration: $100 (includes advisor)
2 x Student Registration: $75 + $75
Total: $250

Housing and meals are also available (see below).

Housing and meal plans

We are excited to offer housing for advisors, students and
parents on the Georgia Tech campus. The primary advantages
of on campus housing include low cost, location near the
venues, and the spirit of RoboCup community we expect
with everyone living together.

Housing includes air-conditioning, access to wired Internet
(a daily fee may apply) and a telephone connection.

Dorm rooms for Junior participants include two beds and two
desks. A shared bathroom is available down the hall.

American-style meal plans are also available in a modern
dining hall adjacent to campus housing. Many food options
are available, including custom grilled food, pizza, and
cafeteria-style selections.

Hotels and transportation

A special shuttle bus service has been set up to transport
participants from campus housing and nearby hotels to all of
the venues.

We have reserved blocks of rooms in nearby hotels. Three of
the recommended hotels (Georgian Terrace, Indigo, Georgia
Tech Hotel) are on the shuttle bus route.

When you call one of these hotels to make a reservation,
please let them know that you want the RoboCup rate. To see
the list of recommended hotels, visit:

Other hotels are available nearby, but we do not recommend

Payment problems and options

Several hundred attendees have successfully registered using
our process through PayPal. However, some people are having
trouble. We are sorry to hear about the difficulties. The
key difficulty seems to be that in some countries, PayPal
sets a low maximum purchase amount for non-members. The
limit in the US is $2000, in other countries the limit is lower.
Here are suggested work arounds:

1. Divide your registration into several smaller

2. Become a PayPal member. We realize this is not
desireable for some, but it does lift the
purchasing limit.

We are available to answer any questions by email at