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The RoboCup soon to return to Bordeaux

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The 2023 edition of the RoboCup will take place in Bordeaux from July 4th to July 10th. This major event in artificial intelligence and robotics will allow the international scientific community in these fields to meet and advance research, all while contributing to a strong educational component.

Photo : Robots during the 2022 RoboCup in Bangkok © RoboCup federation
Robots during the 2022 RoboCup in Bangkok © RoboCup federation

The RoboCup is the world's largest robotics and artificial intelligence competition. Launched in 1996 by Hiroaki Kitano to stimulate robotics research, over the past 25 years it has since become a major annual international scientific event, and includes a competition where over 2,500 RoboCuppers compete in different categories. The RoboCup thus addresses major scientific and technological issues for autonomous robotics.

Since 2017, the French robotics community has supported Bordeaux's bid, which includes the Rhoban team, winners of numerous titles in "Humanoid KidSize Soccer" league.

Beyond this, these numerous successes have allowed a genuine enthusiasm to emerge for the fields of robotics and artificial intelligence around many actors, whether from the world of education, research or local authorities.


The 2023 RoboCup will also have a strong educational component, with a junior league and educational workshops. The organising committee has succeeded in federating players from the world of education, thus bringing out several hundred teams from all over France, who will meet at numerous national and international events.

The Junior RoboCup will take place in the spring, with the French final on May 13th and 14th at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre, within the framework of the international fair.

This 26th edition of the RoboCup will take place from July 4th to July 10th in Bordeaux, at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre. The event is above all scientific, with the presence of the best researchers in robotics and artificial intelligence, but it is also an opportunity to raise awareness among young people about the programming and construction of robots, to present the jobs in these fields, and more generally to enlighten the general public about issues that are already part of our daily lives.

Finally, many moments dedicated to research and exchanges between the different actors of AI and robotics will punctuate the 2023 edition.

The 2023 RoboCup in numbers

  • 2,500


  • 3,000


  • 45

    countries represented

  • 300


RoboCup 2023 programme

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NAIA.R forum

Organised by Sud Ouest and Suez, in partnership with the University of Bordeaux, the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region and Bordeaux Metropole, the NAIA.R forum is a meeting place for the scientific and professional ecosystem of the artificial intelligence and robotics sectors. This event is dedicated to reflecting on the challenges of tomorrow's society. Integrated this year within the 2023 RoboCup, NAIA.R is the professional joint event of the competition.

Over two days, on July 6th and 7th 2023, at the Bordeaux Exhibition Centre, the forum will offer demonstrations, meetings and conferences. The objectives are to discover the latest innovations in AI and robotics and to meet the experts in these fields who are helping build the world of tomorrow.

Discover the 2023 NAIA.R programme (in French)