================================================ Call for Participation
European Robotics League (ERL) Service Robots
Major Tournament during RO-MAN 2017
28.08 - 31.08.2017 Institute for Systems and Robotics at Instituto Superior Técnico (ISR/IST), U. Lisbon Lisboa, Portugal
The European Robotics League is an innovative concept for robot competitions which stems from its predecessor, the RoCKIn@Home competition, and focuses on tasks that service robots execute in a real home environment.
The ERL is composed of multiple "Local tournaments", held in different research labs across Europe, with certified test beds, and a few competitions as part of "Major tournaments" such as RoboCup. Teams participate in a minimum of two tournaments (Local and/or Major) per year and get scores based on their performances. Scores of the best two participations in tournaments for each team are added and teams are ranked based on their cumulative score. Prizes for the top teams are awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF).
For more information, please visit https://eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/.
We are pleased to announce the second Major Tournament on the ERL Service Robots (ERL-SR) challenge, to be held between 28-21 August 2017 at the Institute for Systems and Robotics of IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal, simultaneously with the IEEE RO-MAN 2017 Conference.
Important dates: ##########
09 Jun 2017 - Deadline for application and request for travel support 16 Jun 2017 - Qualification announcement 28 Aug 2017 - Competition begins 31 Aug 2017 - Competition ends
Rules: ###### The rules of the competition can be found in https://eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/upload/about/ERL_Service.compressed..... NOTE: the rules can still be updated in the upcoming weeks, so as to adapt the Task Benchmarks shared with RoboCup@Home.
For the Local ERL-SR Tournaments, the following task and functionality benchmarks will be (tentatively) considered:
• TBM1: Getting to Know My Home • TBM4: Visit My Home • TBM5 General Purpose Service Robot (shared with RoboCup@Home) • FBM1: Object Perception • FBM2: Navigation • FBM3: Speech Recognition
Application: ####### Applicant teams must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing their intention to participate in the Tournament and providing the following information about the team:
- Team name - Team Leader name - Total number of team members (including the team leader) - Affiliation - Contact information (e-mail and phone of team leader) - Website - Qualification material (see below).
Qualification Material - applicants are required to submit (template and form can be downloaded from https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/erl-service/about/index.html):
- Team Description Paper (max. 4 pages, LNCS ) explaining the team’s approach to the technical challenges - including: i) the list of TBMs and FBMs the team intends to participate in; ii) a brief description of the robot system software and hardware architectures, and iii) the relation with the team research - including a list of relevant publications - Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or functionalities selected by the team - Filled travel support request form requesting and justifying travel support, if needed
Selection Criteria: ####### Teams will be selected for participation and travel support based on
_ number of available slots for team participation in the tournament (5 / five, in this case); _ available funds for travel support (maximum of 2K€ per team per year); _ team research quality, as measured from the TDP and list of relevant publications; _ team financial needs (as declared by the team request for travel support).