Iran selected to host 2020 FIRA RoboWorldCup
According to Dr. Soroush Sadeghnejad, Iran’s proposal to host FIRA RoboWorldCup and Congress 2020, submitted by the Iranian FIRA National Committee and Amirkabir University of Technology, has been accepted at the board of directors meeting of the Federation of International Robot-Sports Association.
The announcement came as Iranian teams displayed an outstanding performance at the 23th FIRA RoboWorld Cup and Congress 2018 that took place from Aug. 6 to Aug. 11 in Taiwan.
“This will be a great honor for the scientific community of our country,” said the head of the Iranian FIRA National Committee, adding “Iran has been selected as the host country for the 2020 FIRA RoboWorldCup by such technology-advanced member states such as Canada, Japan, UK, Germany, Russia, and South Korea.”
He added that the 2020 FIRA RoboWorldCup may be held in August 2020 on Kish Island in the Persian Gulf, off the southern coast of Iran.
The Federation of International Robot-soccer Association (FIRA) is an international organization that arranges competitive soccer competitions between autonomous robots. The robotics competition includes four categories: Sports, Challenge, Drone and Youth Robots.