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Robotica 2020 - 20th Portuguese Robotics Open
April 15-19, 2016
Ponta Delgada, Portugal
The Portuguese Robotics Open is a RoboCup Event that aims at promoting
Science and Technology among students from the 1st grade to university
studies, as well among the general public, through robotic competitions.
We would like to invite you to participate in the 20th Portuguese Robotics
Open which will take place during April 15-19, 2020, at Ponta Delgada,
S. Miguel - Azores, Portugal.
If you are interested in participating, please pre-register your team and
follow the procedure as outlined below.
== Competitions ==
The following competitions are offered for the 20th Portuguese Robotics Open:
-- RoboCup Middle Size League
-- RoboCup 2D Simulation League
-- RoboCup 3D Simulation League
-- Autonomous Driving Competition
-- Robot@Factory Lite
-- FreeBots & Ocean Freebots Competition
-- RoboCup Junior OnStage
-- RoboCup Junior Soccer
-- RoboCup Junior Rescue (Line, Maze, Simulation)
-- Robot@Factory Lite
-- First Challenger
-- FreeBots & Ocean Freebots Junior Competition
The rules of RoboCup competitions will be based on the RoboCup 2019 rules
for each League. All competition rules are available selecting competitions
from the menu at http://robotica2020.uac.pt.
== Schedule ==
Early Registration deadline: March 10th, 2020
Late registration deadline: March 17th, 2020
Portuguese Robotics Open: April 15-19th, 2020
All deadlines are 23:59 GMT.
== Registration ==
Registration is performed through the online form, available at:
(click at 'Access to register form' at the top of the page)
- Major Leagues fee per team:
-- Until March 10th (early) - 5 team members - 260 Euros‚
-- After March 10th - 5 team members - 300 Euros‚
-- Additional team member: 50 Euros (no limit of extra members)
- Junior Leagues fee per team:
-- Until March 10th (early) - 1 tutor + 4 members - 120 Euros‚
-- After March 10th - 1 tutor + 4 members - 130 Euros‚
-- Additional team member: 40 Euros‚ (limited to 2 extra members)
- SPR / IEEE members
-- Until March 16th - 300 Euros‚
-- After March 16th - 350 Euros‚
-- Until March 16th - 350 Euros‚
-- After March 16th - 400 Euros‚
-- Until March 16th - 250 Euros‚
-- After March 16th - 300 Euros‚
== Description and History ==
The Portuguese Robotics Open (also known as Festival Nacional de Robótica)
had its 1st edition in 2001. The event has had enormous growth since
the 1st edition, both in the number of teams, participants and visitors
and also includes an international IEEE conference where national an
international researchers present their latest work in the field of
The 20th edition of the Portuguese Robotics Open will be held in Ponta
Delgada, S. Miguel - Azores, Portugal, on April 15-19, 2020.
Ponta Delgada is situated on the beautiful island of S. Miguel, Azores. It is
the largest municipality and economic capital of the Autonomous Region
of the Azores. The Azores is an archipelago of nine islands on the northeast,
at the Atlantic Ocean. The main touristic attractions are the whale watching
and the different lakes in the large volcanic craters of Sete Cidades,
Fogo and Furnas.
The airport of Ponta Delgada is very close to the city (10 minutes by car).
Daily regular flights from Lisbon are from TAP - Air Portugal,
SATA - Air Azores and Ryanair.
There are also direct connections to some other cities of Europe (more or
less, once a week).
== Hoping to see you visiting Azores ==
The Portuguese Robotics Open is currently an initiative of
Portuguese Society of Robotics.
Hoping to see you at the Portuguese Robotics Open!
The Portuguese Robotics Open Organizing Committee
Departamento de Engenharia Electrotécnica
ISEP | Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto
Rua Dr. António Bernardino de Almeida, 431
4249-015 Porto - PORTUGAL
tel. +351 228 340 500 | fax +351 228 321 159
mail(a)isep.ipp.pt | www.isep.ipp.pt<http://www.isep.ipp.pt>
The Department of Informatics, Institute of Knowledge Technology,
invites applications for multiple positions as
RESEARCH ASSOCIATES (Postdocs and PhD Students) in the context of the
CROSSMODAL LEARNING: Neural network models for language and interactive
Positions commence from January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter
and are in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher
education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) on SALARY LEVEL 13
These are fixed-term contracts in accordance with Section 2 of the
academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz,
WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for up to 4 years until 31st of December
2023. The full-time positions call for 39 hours per week.
Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research
associates may also pursue independent research and further academic
Duties in the project include the design, development and evaluation of
neurocognitive models of crossmodal language learning as well as
neurorobotic models for crossmodal joint attention and social
interaction. The overall project aims to deepen interdisciplinary
research between computer science, neuroscience, and psychology in order
to set up collaborative research with a focus on
human-robot-collaboration, artificial intelligence, neuroscience and
psychology while focusing on the topic of cross-modal learning. The
long-term challenge is to understand the neural, cognitive and
computational evidence of cross-modal learning and to use this
understanding for (1) better analyzing human performance with
cross-modal correspondence and (2) building effective cross-modal
computational and robot systems.
A university degree in a relevant subject. For doctoral positions,
academic degree of MSc in computer science, computer engineering or
similar. For post-doctoral positions, a doctorate, or equivalently the
experience of more than three years of doctoral studies plus
publications in the area of Intelligent Systems are required. The degree
must qualify the post holder to carry out the above-mentioned duties.
Programming skills in some of Python, C, ROS, Tensorflow or PyTorch are
required. Your demonstrated research interests should be in some of the
areas of Intelligent Systems (e.g. Neural Networks, Robotics, Machine
Learning, Speech, Vision, or Affective Processing). International
publication experience is expected. Very good communication skills in
English are expected.
The University aims to increase the number of women in research and
teaching and explicitly encourages qualified women to apply. Equally
qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with
the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz,
Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status
receive preference in the application process.
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the
strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in
the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts
to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes
sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally,
nationally, and internationally.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Wermter or
consult our website at: https://www.informatik.uni-hamburg.de/wtm/
Applications should include a cover letter, a tabular curriculum vitae,
pdf of best publications, and copies of degree certificate(s). Please
send applications by 15.01.2020 or until the post gets filled to Ms
Katja Koesters (katja.koesters(a)informatik.uni-hamburg.de) in a single
Professor Dr. Stefan Wermter
Director of Knowledge Technology
Department of Informatics
University of Hamburg
22527 Hamburg, Germany
Email: wermter AT informatik.uni-hamburg.de
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