[robotics-worldwide] RoboCup@Home 2008 Call For Participation (Reminder)

Luca Iocchi Luca.Iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it
Thu Feb 21 04:29:15 PST 2008


Dear all,
the deadline for pre-registration to the International Competition 
RoboCup at Home 2008 in China
is approaching. For teams interested to participate to this event, 
please send pre-registration and
qualification material as soon as possible.




             CALL  FOR  PARTICIPATION

                        RoboCup at Home 2008
                         July 14-20, 2008
                          Suzhou, China


*What is RoboCup at Home*

RoboCup at Home is a league inside the RoboCup competitions that focuses on
real-world applications and human-machine interaction with autonomous
mobile robots. The aim is to foster the development of useful robotic
applications that can assist humans in everyday life. It is the major
home robotics competition worldwide.


*Who can participate*

Everybody with an autonomous mobile robot can participate.
The @Home league consists of several tests to be accomplished in a
home environment scenario and an open challenge to demonstrate
the best abilities of your robot. Only natural interaction is allowed
during the tests (i.e., speech, gestures). All tests are performed
in a living room scenario that is as close to the real world as possible.
This includes local (traditional) furniture, no special lighting 
conditions,
furniture that can change place, toys on the floor, etc.


*How to participate*

- Download the rulebook from the RoboCup at Home Website:
 http://www.robocupathome.org
- Subscribe to the RoboCup at Home Mailing List to stay updated on 
important news:
 http://lists2.ais.fraunhofer.de/mailman/listinfo/robocup-at-home
- Have a look at the RoboCup at Home Wiki with relevant links to teams,
 hardware/software resources, pictures and videos of previous competitions:
 http://robocup.rwth-aachen.de/athomewiki/
- Follow the instructions for pre-registration in
 http://robocup-cn.org/en/league_sub.php?subleague=RoboCup@Home
- Submit pre-registration and qualification material not later than  
 *FEBRUARY 25th, 2008*


*Important dates*

  February 25, 2008 : Pre-registration deadline
  March 3, 2008     : Qualification result announcement
  March 3, 2008     : Symposium paper submission deadline
  April 20, 2008    : Team registration deadline for teams from Iran, 
Turkey, or Nigeria
  May 15, 2008      : Team registration deadline for other teams
  July 14-15, 2008  : Team setup
  July 15-18, 2008  : Symposium
  July 16-20, 2008  : Competitions


*Important links*

  RoboCup at Home web site:              http://www.robocupathome.org
  RoboCup at Home-Wiki:                  
http://robocup.rwth-aachen.de/athomewiki/
  RoboCup2008 web site:               http://robocup-cn.org/en/
  RoboCup Symposium 2008 web site:    http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~rc08


Best regards,

RoboCup at Home 2008 Technical and Organizing Committee.




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