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RoboCup@Home Education @ 3rd European RoboCupJunior 2022
June 1 ~ 4, 2022 Guimarães, Portugal GPS: 41.4354604427687, -8.306253820680457 https://2022.robocupjunior.eu/ http://2022.robocupjunior.eu/
*INTRODUCTION* RoboCup@Home Education is a special education program to support new teams in the context of a simplified RoboCup@Home competition. It is oriented to help form new teams and prepare them for the main competitions.
*VENUE* Pavilhão Multiusos - Guimarães Alameda Cidade de Lisboa 481, Guimarães (Portugal) GPS: 41.4354604427687, -8.306253820680457
*AIM* RoboCup@Home Education is an educational initiative that promotes educational efforts to promote access to modern technologies such as computer vision, speech understanding, or machine learning and to boost RoboCup@Home participation and service robot development. The aim is to narrow the technological gap between RoboCupJunior and RoboCup Major leagues. RoboCup@Home Education activities started in 2015 with various workshops and competitions around the globe. The workshop audiences range from inexperienced high school students to freshmen in engineering programs at the university level. In order to provide a soft start, the competitions are blended with preparation workshops. Teams will be assisted remotely in preparation for the challenge with tutorials (possibly webinars) and assignments.
*CATEGORIES* There are two types of robot platforms in the Education Challenge: *Open Platform (OP)* and *Standard Platform (SP)*.
- Teams in *Open Platform* use custom build robots for the challenge events. The challenge’s development focus is on both hardware and software designs. - Teams in *Standard Platform* use a standardised robot platform - Pepper robot from SoftBank Robotics in the challenge events. The development focus is mainly on software design.
*HARDWARE* The hardware for the challenge is standardised.
Robot (TurtleBot2) 3D/Vision Sensor (Xtion/Astra) Laser Sensor (Hokuyo/RPlidar)
Other ROS-based platforms are also accepted.
Depending on the number of registered teams, the organisation *may have some platforms available* at the event. However, these can be purchased. The information is available at:
1. Turtlebot 2 - http://www.robocupathomeedu.org/robots/ 2. MARRtino - www.marrtino.org 3. Pepper - SoftBank Robotics - https://www.softbank.jp/en/robot/
*TEAMS* Teams consist of 2 to 4 students led by one mentor. We are expecting teams of undergraduate students from any European University. We advise the teams to assist the online classes - RoboCup@Home Education Workshop 2022, for that is necessary to apply in the following link, *until April 4*: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=rrP5m6Oa3kCI8l7-m5kevKrR...
For more details and competition rules, please visit http://www.robocupathomeedu.org
*HOW TO PARTICIPATE* 1. Interested teams are required to apply by sending an email with the following information to the Organizing Committee firstname.lastname@example.org
- Team Name: - Country/Region: - Affiliation: - Team Leader Name: - Email: - Category:
Furthermore, it is required to inform in this email address if the team has already a platform for the challenge or not.
The email subject should be: [@HomeEDU2022] (Your Team Name)
According to the number of teams interested in participating in the RoboCup@Home Education @ 3rd European RoboCupJunior 2022, the organising team may restrain the number of teams.
*IMPORTANT DATES* Challenge Kick-off: March 29, 2022 - 10:30am (GMT+0) Intention to participate: March 23 – April 10, 2022 Registration: April 18 – May 16, 2022
Please visit the official website for more information on: https://2022.robocupjunior.eu http://2022.robocupjunior.eu You can contact us via email: email@example.com
RoboCup@Home Education Challenge 2022 @ 3rd European RoboCupJunior 2022 Organizing Committee