Organization
Committee
Executive Committee
President Jong-Hwan Kim Korea KAIST
FIRA Fellow Paul Robinson UK University of Plymouth
Peter Kopacek Austria Vienna University of Technology
Vice Presidents BingRong Hong China Harbin Institute of Technology
Norbert Jesse Germany University of Dortmund
Jacky Baltes Canada University of Manitoba
Guido Herrmann UK University of Bristol
Tzuu-Hseng S. Li Taiwan National Cheng Kung University
General Secretary  Prahlad Vadakkepat Singapore The National University of Singapore
Treasurer Kuk Won Ko Korea Sunmoon University
Members A. Koukam France UTBM (Univ. Belfort-Montbeliard)
Albert Oller Pujol Spain Univ. Rovira I Virgili
Bernd Reusch Germany Univ. of Dortmund
Boris Vintimilla Ecuador ESPOL (Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral)
Chris Kozlowski Poland Poznan Univ. of Tech.
Chris Messom New Zealand Massey Univ.
Drago Matko Slovenia Univ. of Ljubljana
David A. Rosenblueth Mexico Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Elmer Dadios Phillippines De La Salle Univ.
Fernando Ramos Mexico ITESM Campus Cuernavaca
Gordon Dodds Ireland Queen's Univ. Belfast
Gourab Sengupta New Zealand Massey Univ. 
H. Levent Akin Turkey Bogazici Univ.
Hang-Pang Huang Taiwan Nat’l Taiwan Univ.
Henrik Hautop Lund Denmark Univ. of Southern Denmark
Huang Loulin Singapore Singapore Polytechnic
Ik Craig South Africa Univ. of Pretoria
Ivan Petrovik Croatia Univ. of Zagreb
Jacky Baltes Canada Univ. of Manitoba
Joaquin Sitte Australia Queensland Univ. of Tech.
Juan Miguel Argentina Univ. Buenos Aires
Ju-Jang Lee Korea KAIST
Masanori Sugisaka Japan Oita Univ.
Meng Qingchun China Ocean Univ. of Qingdao
Milad Sebaaly U.A.E. American Univ. in Dubai
Thomas Braunl Australia Univ. of Western Australia
Woosoon Yim U.S.A. Univ. of Nevada, Las Vegas
Xinhe Xu China Northeastern Univ.
Advisory Committee
Members A. C. Sanderson U.S.A. RPI
C. S. George Lee U.S.A. Purdue Univ.
H. S. Cho Korea KAIST
J. L. Casti U.S.A. Santa Fe Inst.
L. Fogel U.S.A. Natural Selection Co. 
M. Jamshidi U.S.A. Univ. of New Mexico
Toshio Fukuda Japan Nagoya Univ.
Tzyh-Jong Tarn U.S.A. Washington Univ.
Assembly Members from 51 countries

FIRA Newsletter Editors
Chief Editor Jong-Hwan Kim Korea KAIST
Editor Prahlad Vadakkepat  Singapore  Nat'l Univ. of Singapore 
Associate Editors Amitabha Mukerjee  India  IIT Kampur
Chao Cheng Canada Simon Fraser Univ.
Christopher Messom  New Zealand  Massey Univ.
Elmer P. Dadios  Philippines De La Salle Univ.
Han Pang Huang  Taiwan  Nat'l Taiwan Univ.
Hong Bingrong  China  Harbin Inst. of Tech.
Igor M. Verner  Israel  Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech.
J. L. de la Rosa  Spain  Agents Inspired Tech. S. A.
Jun Jo  Australia  Griffith Univ. 
Krzysztof R. Kozlowski  Poland  Poznan Univ. of Tech. 
Man-Wook Han  Austria  Vienna Univ. of Tech. 
Norbert Jesse  Germany Univ. of Dortmund 
Paul Robinson  U.K. Univ. of Plymouth 
Seow Kiam Tian Singapore Nanyang Technological Univ.
Editorial Staff Paul Kim Korea FIRA Headquarters
Hye-Jin Han
Hyung-yong Kim
Hyun-Min Park
Eun-Kyung Na
FIRA Head Quarters
Location
#3237 EE KAIST 291 Daehak-ro (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701
Contact
Regional Chapters
European FIRA Chapter
Aims:
• Promotion of robots in entertainment, leisure and hobby especially robot soccer.

Tools:
- Organisation of the European Championchip annually (e.g. 2002 Austria)
- Organisation of national and international Exhibition games
- Organisation of invited sessions on national and international scientific events
- Initiation of common research projects
- Publishing of an INTERNET newsletter twice a year
- Homepage

Topics:
- Autonomous mobile robots (MAS)
- Cooperation
- Path planning in an unknown environment
- Swarms
- Adoption and learning
- Use of incomplete and contradictionary informations
- Smart sensors
- Sensor fusion
- Educational aspects
- Changing roles in a team (flexibility)

Structure:
- President: P. Kopacek
- Vice Presidents: B. Reusch (GER), P. Robinson (UK), J. Sa da Costa (PT)
- Secretary: M.W.Han (KOR/AUT)
- Secretariat: IHRT - VUT

Meetings:
At least one annual meeting - usually during the European Championchip. Other business will be done by e-mail

Involved countries:
- EU
- Partners: Bulgaria, Czeckia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia.
Asian FIRA Chapter
Aims:
• Promotion of robots in entertainment/education, leisure and hobby especially soccer robot
• Contribution to realizing and extending robot technology (RT)

Tools:
- Organization of the Asian Championship
- Organization of national and international conference and exhibition robots
- Organization of national and asian scientific events including exhibition games
- Publishing of an INTERNET newsletter twice a year
- Homepage

Topics:
- Autonomous mobile robots (MAS)
- Multiple-robotic system
- Multi-agent systems
- Adoption and learning
- Smart sensors
- Sensor fusion
- Educational aspects
- Changing roles in a team (flexibility)
- Artificial life
- Machine vision for robot intelligence
- Micro and Nano robots

Structure:
- President: K.H. Choi (Korea)
- Vice Presidents: Han-Pang Huang (Taiwan)
- Secretary: B.Chang (Korea)
- Secretariat: undecided

Meetings:
- One annual meeting usually during the Asian Championship. Also Tele-meeting will be organized. Other business will be done
   by e-mail

Involved countries:
- China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, U.A.E, Saudi, Iran, Malaysia, Thailand, etc.
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