RoboCupJunior USA OnStage is a competition that integrates science, technology, engineering and the arts. Teams of two to five students present a 1 to 2 minute creative stage performance using autonomous robots that they have designed, built and programmed. The OnStage challenge is intended to be open-ended insofar as the performers can present any type of performing art they choose, including dance, storytelling, theatre and performance art. The challenge emphasizes creativity, often bringing one or more robots together dressed in costume, moving alone or with humans, accompanied by music. Teams are encouraged to be as creative, innovative and entertaining as possible. The competition often involves a wide range of roles for team members, including software design and development, robot design and construction, performance planning and choreography, set design and construction, costume design, music and video design and implementation.
OnStage AGE BRACKET
OnStage is for competitors ages 12 to 19 as of July 1, 2018. However, in the USA, 8-11 year old students are allowed to compete in OnStage (either as their own team or as members of a team with older students), but they will not be allowed to continue with the team if the team is invited to participate in the RoboCupJunior 2018 international championships.
OnStage TEAM SIZE
Each OnStage team should have 2 to 5 members. We will permit 6 members on a team for the NY competition, but if there are more than 5 members, the team will not be recommended to go to the international level of competition.
Competition rules are posted in the Team Resources section of this site.