- RoboCup rules should not in any way describe the behavior of how the game
is played. Rules should only ensure that a fair competition takes place, and
encourage both technical and creative development.
- RoboCup rules should avoid to constrain the design of robots, including
their mechanical construction, their use of sensory systems, communication
equipment, etc., unless the constraints seem necessary to foster
scientific progress or to ensure a fair competition.
Global vision systems are not permitted in the middle size league.
- Each team should design their robots without making interpretations or
placing expectations on what other teams will do, what robots should look
like, or how they will behave. Expecting other teams to comply with your own
interpretations should be avoided.
- Each team is under no obligation to accommodate modifications to their own
robots to suit other teams. Any such modification is by mutual consent only.
Organization of Rules:
Rules and regulations for RoboCup middle size robot league are given in three
- Official FIFA
They are presented inline in this document, if they apply to
The remaining laws are in external files accessible via
FIFA laws are annotated with Changes and Comments for RoboCup as
- Additional RoboCup
laws that apply to RoboCup games only.
rules, which define issues like team qualification etc. for a specific
tournament like RoboCup-02 only.
Conflict Resolution Rules: In case of any conflict between laws and
- Regulations specified as RoboCup Changes and Comments in the Fifa Laws
section override FIFA Laws.
- Regulations specified as RoboCup Laws override any FIFA Laws, including
RoboCup Changes and Comments.
- Regulations specified in Competition Rules override any FIFA Laws,
including RoboCup Changes and Comments, and override any RoboCup Laws.
Last modified: Fri Jun 15 15:26:05 CEST 2002