Online version: https://athome.robocup.org/2022-cfp1-all/
*First Call for Participation*
RoboCup@Home 2022 (DSPL · OPL · SSPL)
Summer 2022 (Bangkok, Thailand)
RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance
the state of the art of intelligent robots through competitions
(RoboCup@Home, RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup@Work and RoboCup
The RoboCup@Home league aims to develop service and assistive robot
technology with high relevance for future personal domestic applications.
It is the largest international annual competition for autonomous service
robots and is part of the RoboCup initiative. A set of benchmark tests is
used to evaluate the robots’ abilities and performance in a realistic home
environment setting. Focus lies on the following domains but is not limited
to: Human-Robot-Interaction and Cooperation, Navigation and Mapping in
dynamic environments, Computer Vision and Object Recognition under natural
light conditions, Object Manipulation, Adaptive Behaviors, Behavior
Integration, Ambient Intelligence, Standardization and System Integration.
This page describes the preregistration and qualification procedure for
Oct. 31, 2021 Publication of the Call for Participation
*Dec. 12, 2021* *EXTENDED Deadline for submission of qualification
*(Team Description Paper, Team Video, Team Website).*
Jan. 10, 2022 Qualification announcement
Jan. 30, 2022 Deadline for Participation Confirmation
The qualification procedure consists of the following steps:
Step 1) Qualification Material Submission (mandatory)
The team ***MUST*** send an email to the Organizing Committee (oc[at]
robocupathome.org) to participate in the qualification process for the
RoboCup@Home 2022 event. Please fill in the following information:
League: [ DSPL | OPL | SSPL ]
Team Leader Name:
Contact information (E-mail):
Rank in local tournaments:
Link to a team video:
Link to a team web site devoted to their efforts:
Team Description Paper (TDP) attached to the email based on the official
The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2022-Qualification] (YourTeamName)
- Only one platform can be specified per team.
- Only one team leader can be specified per team.
- Only one team video url can be specified per team.
- Only one contact email can be specified per team.
- All the publications and software to be evaluated for qualification
***MUST*** be in the team’s website.
- The email must be encoded in UTF-8 using only the ISO-8859-1 character
***** Deadline EXTENDED: Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021 23:59 GMT ******
Step 2) Participation confirmation (mandatory)
All qualified teams ***MUST*** send an email to the Organizing Committee
(oc[at]robocupathome.org) to confirm (or cancel) their participation in the
RoboCup@Home 2022 event. Confirming attendance implies that the team has
sufficient resources to register, and commits to attend to the event.
To confirm participation, please fill in the following information:
League: [ DSPL | OPL | SSPL ]
Hereby [Team Name] of [Country] [confirms | forfeits] participation in the
the RoboCup@Home [League].
The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2022-Confirmation] (YourTeamName)
*Remark: *Qualified teams who miss the participation confirmation will be
disqualified automatically and the participation slots freed for the Second
Call for Participation.
***** Deadline: Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022 23:59 GMT ******
Step 3) Robot Acquisition (Standard Platform Leagues):
Qualified Teams must contact the supplier as soon as the Qualification
Notification arrives to start the acquisition procedure.
Teams selected to receive Standard-Platform robots have to make an
agreement with the supplier in compliance with the supplier’s instructions.
The suppliers are not allowed to sell, export, lease and/or ship their
products to natural or legal persons and to entities and countries which
are subject to international sanctions or prohibitions. Since Selection
Committee cannot answer this issue, please ask the supplier directly.
*Remark:* Failing to acquire a Standard-Platform will void the
qualification of the SSPL/DSPL. It won’t not possible for SSPL/DSPL to
change to OPL.
Instructions for the Qualification Material Instructions for the Team Video:
In order to proof a running hardware, each team has to provide a
As a minimum requirement for qualification, the video must show the
robot(s) successfully solving a task involving the integration of at least
5 different abilities, such as: environmental reasoning, high-level task
planning, human-robot interaction, localization, manipulation, object
recognition, people recognition, etc.
- The shown task execution must look continuous, smooth, and robust.
- When speeding-up video, the speed factor must be indicated.
- The language spoken and shown in the video must be English. When using
any other languages, translations must be included.
- We strongly suggest upload videos to Youtube.
- Videos sent will be uploaded/displayed in the league’s youtube channel
- *Standard Platforms Only:* Teams are allowed to use any robot in their
Team Video. However, the use of the standard robot is advised.
*HINT:* It is strongly advised to show your robot(s) smoothly and
accurately solving any of the Stage II tests of the 2018, 2019, and 2020
*Copyright note:*When sending videos for qualification, teams implicitly
grant permission to RoboCup @Home and the RoboCup Federation to copy,
modify, distribute, upload, publish, and use the multimedia material to
promote the event and the league at convenience.
Instructions for the TDP
The TDP is an 8-pages long scientific paper, detailing information on the
technical and scientific approach of the team’s research, while including
also the following:
- Group’s research focus and interests.
- Innovative technology and scientific contribution
- Please specify when your research is being used by other teams
or research groups
- Please specify when you are using software from other teams
- Brief, general description of the system when solving a [domestic]
task (applicability in the real world)
- The impact of your research must be clearly visible
- Maximum length is *8 pages* (including figures and citations)
- Photo(s) of the robot
- Brief, compact list of the 3rd party robot’s software (e.g. include
- Brief, compact description of all external computing devices, if any
- Brief, compact description of the robot’s hardware (OPL Only)
- Please mark with an asterisk home-made software solutions
- Annex should be appended after the References
- There is no page limit for annex, but a maximum of one page is
- TDP length is *****8 pages + annex***** (any submissions over this
length will be disqualified).
- *DSPL and SSPL:* The robot depicted in the TDP or Team Video must be
the league’s standard one.
For the TDP, please use the Springer LNAI format
<http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0> used in the
RoboCup Symposium submissions and limit yourself to 8 pages without
altering margins or spacing (including references but excluding the annex).
You may download a template for the TDP from here
*Remark: *The language for the TDP, its graphics, tables, images, and all
additional content must be English. Content in other languages must be
*Copyright note:*All TDPs sent for qualification may be made publicly
available in the RoboCup @Home Wiki for further reference. On submitting,
teams implicitly grant permission to RoboCup @Home and the RoboCup
Federation to copy, distribute, upload, publish, and use the manuscript to
promote the event and the league at convenience.
***** Exceeding the number of pages will automatically void your
Instructions for the Web site
While the TDP goes into detail about the technical and scientific approach
of the team’s research, the website should be designed for a broader
- Photos of the robot(s)
- Videos of the robot(s)
- Description of the approaches and information on scientific
- Relevant publications (last 5 years, preferably available to download)
- Link to repositories with software for the community
- Team members
- Previous participation in RoboCup
- Participation and rankings in local RoboCup tournaments
*Remark: *No IP addresses will be accepted as website.
*Remark: *Only documented active software repositories are considered as
contributions to the league. It must be clear and straightforward to other
teams how to use your software.
Qualification and evaluation criteria:
In this first Call for Participation, up to 8 teams per league can be
assigned a participation slot. In order to qualify, a team must meet the
minimum selection requirements approved by the Executive Committee.
However, meeting the minimum requirements won’t automatically grant a
participation slot. Only the top 8 teams meeting the selection criterion
will qualify for participation. Rejections are strongly advised to improve
their qualification materials and apply in the second CFP.
Qualification materials will be judged by the following criteria:
- Team description paper (clarity, scientific contributions,
re-usability by the league, applicability in real world)
- Performance in local tournaments and previous competitions.
- Qualification Video (number of demonstrated abilities, integration,
difficulty of the task, applicability in real world)
- Website (multimedia, publications from last 5 years, downloadable
content, open-source software and other contributions)
- Relevant Scientific contribution/publications (downloadable papers and
- Novelty of approach (what you do is new for @Home)
We encourage teams to produce self-explicative videos for a general
audience where complex tasks are solved. For Team Description Papers focus
on the scientific contribution and avoid brief descriptions of the overall
With kind regards, and looking forward to see your team in Bangkok,
The 2022 RoboCup@Home Organizing and Technical Committees