Participants Info

This section is dedicated to the RoboCup participants (RoboCuppers), from up to 45 countries. Information about visiting RoboCup 2014 can be found in our visitors page. You can also apply to be a volunteer in RoboCup 2014 in our volunteering page.

Instructions for participants

Dear RoboCuppers… Welcome to RoboCup 2014 website!

This area should provide you all information necessary to help you to attend RoboCup 2014 in Brazil. If we are missing something, please contact us in one of the e-mails listed at our contact page. The organizing committee will release newsletters with update on the latest news. You can also follow us in Facebook and Twitter.

The timeline page can guide you through all important dates for participants in the RoboCup calendar. Each RoboCup league has its own qualification procedure for selecting teams to RoboCup. Some leagues have qualifies by country/region while others have an international qualification process. Be aware of pre-registration dates and procedures for your league. After the qualification phase, pay attention to the registration deadline. A list of teams will be available after registration.

If you are already qualified, it is time to plan your travel! First of all, you need to check your passport and documents for traveling. For some countries, you will need to apply for a visa to come to Brazil.  If necessary, the organizing committee will provide you invitation letters once you are registered.

The next step is to select your flight. Important information for this task can be found in our air transportation page. RoboCup 2014 has an official travel agency that can help you if necessary. Since it is possible that you land in airports close to João Pessoa (mainly in Recife and Natal), you should consider a transfer (coming soon) from these airports. This service is available in our receptive agency. Our official travel agency can also book the  accommodation for you and your group with special prices. Please, make sure you choose a hotel close to our shuttles lines. Your location will be very important in order to make your transport hotel-venue-hotel faster and more comfortable.

If you are carrying/sending large or heavy robots, you may also need a cargo transportation company. RoboCup 2014 has selected a third party company that can deliver your robots in venue, and also send it back to your country. It is important to follow the procedures detailed in the section to assure an easy-going process.

Close to the event, a general schedule will be available. Since you will be in one of the most famous Brazilian touristic places, special recreational events will also be announced.

We look forward to meeting you all in João Pessoa, Brazil!