The onStage Competitions are separated into two leagues:
Description: The onStage competition is a dynamic and interactive competition where robots from each team are programmed to perform a choreographed dance in sync with a song. Thus, this competition provides excellent artistic performances that are evaluated by a specialist jury in both Robotics and Dance.
The contest takes place in a flat stage with a total area of 12 m² and the competing robots may not surpass its limits, delimited by tape. Robots are allowed clothes/costumes and the stage can be decorated, to give more shine to the competition.
This is the competition that attracts more public, in view of its animated features, diversity and spectacle. The creativity of young people has no limits making this competition very appealing. The Junior Dance is especially designed to primary, secondary and professional schools and is divided into two age groups: 8-14 and 15-19 years old. However, teams from other educational institutions, research units, companies, electronic clubs or people on an individual basis may also register.
This competition follows the official rules of the RoboCup. The robots are programmed to move in sync with a song for 1-2 minutes. The stage has a dimension of 24 square meters. The team members can do choreography with robots, interacting with them.
This competition qualifies the Portuguese teams for the RoboCupJunior onStage in RoboCup2017 (http://www.robocup2017.org/eng/index.html) to be held in Nagoya, Japan. RoboCupJunior is a RoboCup event oriented strand of innovative educational projects for young students under 19 years of age.