Bylaws
1 Name
1.1 This organization shall be known as the Federation of International Robot-soccer Association.
1.2 Hereafter "FIRA" shall refer to the Federation of International Robot-soccer Association.
1.3 The fiscal year of FIRA shall be the calendar year.
2 Fields of Interests and Objectives
2.1 Fields of Interests
The fields of interests of FIRA are robotics, sensor fusion, intelligent control, communication, image processing, mechatronics, computer technology, artificial life, and related areas in engineering and technology.
2.2 Objectives
The main objective of FIRA is to take the spirit of science and technology to the laymen and the younger generation.

To achieve the above objective, FIRA will seek to bring together skilled researchers and students from different backgrounds; such as robotics, sensor fusion, intelligent control, communication, image processing, mechatronics, computer technology, artificial life, etc.; into a growing new interdisciplinary field for the development of intelligent, autonomous, soccer_robots to play the game of soccer.FIRA games will be held every year with an aim to promote the developments in autonomous soccer_robots and intelligent systems that can cooperate with each other and to contribute to the state of the art advancements in these specialized fields.

To further enhance this objective FIRA will work towards the establishment of a science and technology world cup.
3 FIRA Advisory Committee
3.1 Constitution
An Advisory Committee shall be set up with well known academicians and researchers working in the fields of interests of FIRA.
3.2 Function
The FIRA Advisory Committee will advise the FIRA Assembly in a direction to fulfill the stated objectives of FIRA.
4 FIRA Assembly
4.1 Constitution
The FIRA Assembly shall consist of members from the world wide scientific community.
Here after "assembly" shall refer to the FIRA assembly.

There shall be a President, at the most seven Vice-Presidents, a General Secretary and a Treasurer nominated by the executive committee at FIRA headquarters.

The terms of offices of the nominated officers shall be for 4 years. Re-nomination may take place. If a member is not able discharge his/her duties to the best of the interests of FIRA, the member may be discharged of his/her duties.
4.2 Functions
The assembly shall advise the Executive Committee and the FIRA Robot World Cup International Organizing Committee in their activities and functions.

The assembly shall receive reports, verified by the President and General Secretary, or by the executive committee, showing the amount and status of real and personal property owned by FIRA, its fiscal condition and other important statistics.

The President shall:
* Preside at all meetings of the FIRA Assembly and the Executive Committee.
* Represent the FIRA Assembly and the Executive Committee at all meetings having business or activity embraced by the filed of interests of FIRA.

The Vice-Presidents shall:
* Assume any of the duties of the office of the President when so directed by the President.

The General Secretary shall:
* Keep accurate minutes and records of all activities of the assembly and the executive committee.
* Mail the FIRA newsletter to members of the assembly in advance to any meetings of the same.
* The newsletter shall include notice regarding meetings, symposia, conferences, conventions, and other related functions and activities of FIRA.
* Prepare an Annual Report on membership, meetings and FIRA activities and submit to the Executive committee. The same shall be submitted to the assembly, for their kind information.

The Treasurer shall:
* Manage the funds of FIRA.
* Maintain accurate financial records, and prepare and submit any financial statements required by the Executive committee or the assembly.
5 Management
The executive committee at the headquarters will do the management and coordination of the activities of FIRA.
6 Headquarters
The headquarters of FIRA shall be at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejon, Korea.
7 The Executive Committee
7.1 Constitution
The executive committee shall be constituted with proper geographical representation worldwide.

The terms of offices of the nominated officers shall be for 4 years.
Re-nomination may take place. If a member is not able discharge his/her duties to the best of the interests of FIRA, the member may be discharged of his/her duties.
7.2 Functions
The executive committee shall make such rules and regulations from time to time, as it may deem proper for its own governance and for the duly authorized transaction of business of FIRA. The executive committee shall be responsible for the management of the FIRA headquarters. The executive committee shall prepare and present an annual budget to the assembly. The executive committee shall be charged with broadly considering FIRA policies and making appropriate recommendations to assembly on in its own initiative.

The executive committee may divide its duties and responsibilities among its members as it sees fit and conducts its business, as it finds necessary.

The executive committee may establish, or modify the categories of FIRA membership (10) and FIRA games (12), by two-thirds vote's cast at a regular meeting. It may establish, or modify the FIRA game rules (12), by two thirds all votes cast at a regular meeting. The executive committee shall approve the bylaws of Regional Associations.

The executive committee shall fix the venue of FIRA Robot World Cup every year.
It shall extend all possible cooperation to the regional associations/local chapters where FIRA Robot World Cup is being held.

The executive committee shall establish an official account of the funds of FIRA. Funds shall be withdrawn from the official account jointly by the President and the treasurer.
8 FIRA Robot World Cup International Organizing Committee
Here after IOC shall refer to FIRA Robot World Cup International Organizing Committee.

8.1 Constitution
The members of the executive committee at the headquarters and members from a local chapter/regional association hosting the current years FIRA Robot World Cup shall form the IOC. IOC shall have an Honorary General Chair, a General Chair, at the most three Organizing co-chairs, and a General vice-chair. There shall be Publicity co-chairs, Workshop chairs, Local arrangement chairs, Secretariat and Technical Associates.
The local chapter/regional association will suggest the Honorary General Chair, General Chair, General vice-chair, Publicity co-chairs, Workshop chairs, Local arrangement chairs, Secretariat and Technical Associates.
The executive committee shall approve the same.

The executive committee at the headquarters may nominate one of the organizing co-chairs and the General Chair shall nominate the other organizing co-chairs.
8.2 Functions
The IOC shall be responsible for organizing FIRA Robot World Cup every year in the designated country of the regional association/local chapter.
9 Local Chapters and Regional Associations
Local chapters of FIRA shall be formed with the consent of the executive committee at the head quarters.

A Regional Association is a geographical unit consisting of a part of one, or of one or more countries. The executive committee at headquarters establishes a Regional Association as a basic operating entity of FIRA for its management and to fulfill the needs of the members of the FIRA within the territory prescribed. Regional Associations shall have a Regional executive committee organized and operated in accordance with its regional bylaws that are responsible to the particular needs of the Region. The executive committee shall approve the bylaws of the Regional Associations. The local chapters in the territory of the concerned regional associations will be affiliated to the same.

The regional Associations shall hold at least one meeting each year at an appropriate time and place within the region. Each region shall establish a Regional Student Activities Committee to be responsible to the regional associations. The regional associations shall be concerned with the encouragement of student activities in their respective regions.

The local chapters/regional associations shall submit an Annual Report on membership, meetings and activities to the Executive committee at the headquarters of FIRA, for their kind information.
10 Memberships
The grades of FIRA memberships are:

Fellow
Senior Member
Member
Student

The grades of memberships may be established or modified by two-thirds of all votes cast at a regular meeting of the executive committee at the headquarters.
11 FIRA Publications
11.1 FIRA Newsletter
The executive committee at the headquarters shall prepare the FIRA newsletter. The newsletter shall include notice regarding meetings, symposia, conferences, conventions, and other related functions and activities of FIRA.
11.2 FIRA Journal
FIRA shall publish the International Journal of Soccer Robotics. The executive committee members shall be the Associate Editors.

The executive committee shall nominate the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Soccer Robots.
12 FIRA Games and Rules
The executive committee may establish, or modify the categories of FIRA games and FIRA games' rules, by two thirds of all votes cast at a regular meeting.
12.1 FIRA Robot World Cup Categories
Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (HuroSot)
Single Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament(S-HuroSot)
Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (RoboSot)
Single Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-RoboSot)
Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (MiroSot)
Single Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-MiroSot)
Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (NaroSot)
Single Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-NaroSot)
Khepera Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (KheperaSot)
Single Khepera Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-KheperaSot)
12.2 Rules of FIRA Games
12.2.1 Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (HuroSot)

A humanoid robot shall have two legs. The size of robot shall be limited to 40cm in height and 15cm in diameter. The legs shall be within a diameter of 15cm.

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of three robots, one of which can be the goalkeeper. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage.

(The related game rules are under preparation.)

12.2.2 Single Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-HuroSot)

A humanoid robot shall have two legs. The size of robot shall be limited to 40cm in height and 15cm in diameter. The legs shall be within a diameter of 15cm.

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of a single robot. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage.

(The related game rules are under preparation.)

12.2.3 Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (RoboSot)

A RoboSot soccer robot is a field mobile robot without legs.

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of three robots, one of which can be the goalkeeper. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage.

The complete RoboSot game rules.

12.2.4 Single Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-RoboSot)

A RoboSot soccer robot is a field mobile robot without legs.

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of a single robot. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage.

The complete S-RoboSot game rules

12.2.5 Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (MiroSot)

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of three robots, one of which can be the goalkeeper. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage. One host computer per team, mainly dedicated to vision processing and other location identifying, shall be used.

The size of each robot shall be limited to 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm.
The height of the antenna shall not be considered in deciding the size of a robot.

The complete MiroSot game rules

12.2.6 Single Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-MiroSot)

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of a single robot. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage. One host computer per team, mainly dedicated to vision processing and other location identifying, shall be used.

The size of each robot shall be limited to 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm.
The height of the antenna shall not be considered in deciding the size of a robot.

The complete S-MiroSot game rules.

12.2.7 Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (NaroSot)

The size of a robot shall be limited to, less than 3.75cm x 3.75cm x 3.75cm.

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of three robots, one of which can be the goalkeeper. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage. One host computer per team, mainly dedicated to vision processing and other location identifying, shall be used.

The complete NaroSot game rules.

12.2.8 Single Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-NaroSot)

The size of a robot shall be limited to less than 3.75cm x 3.75cm x 3.75cm.

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of a single robot. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage. One host computer per team, mainly dedicated to vision processing and other location identifying, shall be used.

The complete S-NaroSot game rules.

12.2.9 Khepera Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (KheperaSot)

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of three Khepera robots, one of which can be the goalkeeper. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage. One host computer per team, mainly dedicated to vision processing and other location identifying, shall be used.

Except for the size of the playground and robot size, the rules of the game shall be similar to those of MiroSot.

12.2.10 Single Khepera Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament (S-KheperaSot)

A match shall be played by two teams, each consisting of a single Khepera robot. Three human team members, a "manager", a "coach" and a "trainer" shall, only be allowed on the stage. One host computer per team, mainly dedicated to vision processing and other location identifying, shall be used.

Except for the robot size, the rules of the game shall be similar to those of MiroSot
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