Dear @Home teams, I am sure this new competition within the framework of European Robotics League has challenges that are very close to your research focus and is a good opportunity to improve participations in robot competitions and maximize the investment of setting up a team.
We hope to receive many potentially interested teams from the RoboCup community as well.
Best regards, Luca
Call for Expression of Interest
The 1st Smart CIties RObotics Challenge
(The 1st SciRoc challenge)
as part of the European Robotics League (ERL) Smart Cities
Sept 16th to Sept 22nd 2019
The Centre:MK, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Smart cities are an innovative urban paradigm aiming at improving the city’s services and the citizens’ quality of life using a variety of technological infrastructures. The ERL Smart Cities introduces a new robotics challenge, focusing on showing how robots will integrate in the cities of the future as physical agents living in them. Leveraging the functionalities developed within the other challenges of the European Robotics League (ERL Consumer, ERL Professional and ERL Emergency), robots will cooperate with the smart city infrastructure and interact with its citizens -- assisting customers, providing professional services and supporting during emergency situations.
The 1st Smart CIties RObotics Challenge (The SciRoc challenge) will be held in Milton Keynes (UK) from Sept 16th to Sept 22nd 2019. The challenge will be divided into *several episodes*, each consisting in a task to be performed through addressing specific research challenges. Teams are expected to participate in one or more episodes according to their research interests.
We solicit teams interested in taking part to the 1st SciRoc challenge to provide*their input on the design and format of the competition. *A preliminary set of episodes has been identified by the SciRoc’s consortium, as listed below. In order to maximise attendance, we invite all interested teams to express their preferences on the episodes they would be willing to compete in, through submitting their EoI via the online form at *http://sciroc.eu/expression-of-interest/***.
*List of episodes*
E01 - Attract a customer : https://sciroc.eu/e01-attract-a-customer/
E02 - Shopping guide : http://sciroc.eu/e02-shopping-guide/
E03 - Delivering of coffee shop orders : http://sciroc.eu/e03-delivering-coffee-shop-orders/
E04 - Take the elevator : http://sciroc.eu/e04-take-the-elevator/
E05 - Unattended item : http://sciroc.eu/e05-unattended-item/
E06 - Wiping a poured drink : http://sciroc.eu/e06-wiping-a-poured-drink/
E07 - Serving goodies : https://sciroc.eu/e07-serving-goodies/
E08 - At the checkout desk : https://sciroc.eu/e08-at-the-checkout-desk/
E09 - Cart push : https://sciroc.eu/e09-cart-push/
E10 - Open the door : https://sciroc.eu/e10-open-the-door/
E11 - Finding a lost dog with a drone : https://sciroc.eu/e11-finding-a-lost-dog-with-a-drone/
E12 - Fast delivery of emergency pills : https://sciroc.eu/e12-fast-delivery-of-emergency-pills/
*Important dates *
Expression of interest: Sep 01 - Oct 10, 2018
Rulebook publication: Dec 15, 2018
Qualification process: Dec 15, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
Notification to teams: Feb 15, 2019
Registration: Mar 01 - Mar 31, 2019
For any further enquiries: email@example.com