[robotics-worldwide] RoboCup 2012 - RoboCup at Home League: Call for Participation

Mohan Rajesh Elara rajeshelara at sutd.edu.sg
Thu Dec 29 18:54:22 PST 2011

Call for Participation

      RoboCup 2012 RoboCup at Home League


      June 18 - 24, 2012 (Mexico City, MEXICO)


RoboCup is an international scientific initiative with the goal to advance the state of the art of intelligent robots through competitions (RoboCup at Home, RoboCup Soccer, RoboCup Rescue and RoboCup Junior).

The RoboCup at 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 non-standardized 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 message describes preregistration and qualification procedure for RoboCup at Home League 2012.

Important dates:
Jan. 15, 2012 | Pre-registration
Feb. 28, 2012 | Deadline for qualification material (Team Description Paper, Team Video,
                      Team Website, Information in @Home Wiki).
Mar. 15, 2012 |  Notification of Qualification

Jun. 18-24, 2012 | RoboCup at Home competition

v  Team setup: 18-19 Jun 2012

v  Competitions: 20-22 Jun 2012

v  Finals: 23 Jun 2012

v  Symposium: 24 Jun 2012

Every team intending to participate has to run through the following two steps:

Step 1) Pre-registration
     The team must send an email to the OC members in the below mentioned format to indicate the intention to participate in RoboCup at Home 2012 event.

Please fill in the following basic information:

·         Team Name:

·         Country:

·         Affiliation:

·         Team Leader Name:

·         E-mail:

·         Web site:

The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2012-Preregistration] (YourTeamName)

**** Deadline: Thursday, 15 Jan. 2012 23:59 GMT *****

Step 2) Qualification Material Submission

·         Team Name:

·         Country:

·         Affiliation:

·         Team Leader Name:

·         Contact information (E-mail):

     * Team Description Paper (TDP)
     * A link to a team video,
     * A team web site devoted to their efforts.

Please note that:

·         All teams that want to participate ***MUST*** add their info in the @Home Wiki

·         All the publications that they want to be evaluated for qualification ***MUST*** be in the @Home Wiki

·         The video should contain at least one complete test of the rulebook 2011 (mandatory for old teams, strongly recommended for new teams).

The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2012-Qualification] (YourTeamName)

**** Deadline: Friday, Feb. 28, 2012 23:59 GMT *****

Instructions for the TDP

The TDP contains the following information:

Ø  Description of the hardware and software including a list of integrated externally available components (including commercial products, freeware, Open Source, etc.)

Ø  Innovative technology and scientific contribution

Ø  Photo(s) of the robot

Ø  Focus of research/research interests

Ø  Re-usability of the system for other research groups

Ø  Applicability of the robot in the real world

The TDP goes into detail about the technical and scientific approach, but the website should be designed for a broader audience.

The length of the TDP is limited to 8 pages. Please use the same Springer LNAI format used in the RoboCup Symposium submissions.

[Link: http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0]

Instructions for the Web site

The contents of the web site should be as follows:

Ø  Photos of the robot(s)

Ø  Videos of the robot(s)

Ø  Description of the approaches and information on scientific achievements

Ø  Relevant publications

Ø  Team members

Ø  Previous participation in RoboCup

Submission Instructions

The items above must be submitted by e-mail to all OC members:

Mohan Rajesh Elara (Singapore), Email: rajeshelara at sutd.edu.sg<mailto:rajeshelara at sutd.edu.sg>
Enrique Sucar (Mexico), Email: esucar at inaoep.mx<mailto:esucar at inaoep.mx>
Susanne Thierfelder (Germany), Email: susanne.thierfelder at uni-koblenz.de<mailto:susanne.thierfelder at uni-koblenz.de>
James Xie (China), Email: devilxjk at mail.ustc.edu.cn<mailto:devilxjk at mail.ustc.edu.cn>
Mauricio Matamoros (Mexico), Email: mdk_bzk at hotmail.com<mailto:mdk_bzk at hotmail.com>

Evaluation criteria:

Qualification materials will be judged by the following criteria:

Ø  Performance in previous competitions

Ø  Team description paper

Ø  Video

Ø  Website

Ø  Relevant Scientific contribution/publications

Ø  Novelty of approach

Ø  Amendments made to the @Home Wiki

Ø  Contribution to RoboCup at Home League (e.g Proposal of tests, organization of events, exchange of results inside the league)

Expecting to see your teams at RoboCup at Home 2012, Mexico.....

Best Regards,
The 2012 RoboCup at Home Organizing and Technical Committees

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