[robotics-worldwide] RoboCup 2013 - Eindhoven - @Home: 1st Call for Participation

Sven Wachsmuth swachsmu at techfak.uni-bielefeld.de
Fri Dec 28 13:48:47 PST 2012

      Call for Participation

RoboCup 2013 RoboCup at Home League
June 24 - 30, 2013 (Eindhoven, The Netherlands)


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, RoboCup at Work and RoboCup 

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 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 the preregistration and qualification procedure 
for RoboCup at Home League 2013.

        Important dates:

Jan. 13, 2013 | Intention of Participation
Feb. 10, 2013| Preregistration and Deadline for qualification material
                         | (Team Description Paper, Team Video, Team 
Website, Information in @Home Wiki).
Feb. 28, 2013| Qualification announcement

The qualification procedure consists of the following two steps:

        Step 1) Intention of Participation (strongly recommended)

The team sends an email to the OC members
         oc at robocupathome.org
in the below mentioned format to indicate the intention to participate 
in the RoboCup at Home 2013 event:

Please fill in the following basic information:

        Team Name:
        Team Leader Name:
        Contact information (E-mail):
        Web site:

The e-mail subject should be: [@Home2013-Participation] (YourTeamName)

*/**** Deadline: Sunday, 13th Jan. 2013 23:59 GMT *****/*

        Step 2) Qualification Material Submission (mandatory)

The team ***MUST*** send an email to the OC members
         oc at robocupathome.org
in the below mentioned format to participate in the qualification 
process for the RoboCup at Home 2013 event.

Please fill in the following basic information:

      Team Name:
      Team Leader Name:
      Contact information (E-mail):
      Link to a team video:
      Link to a team web site devoted to their efforts:
      Team Description Paper (TDP) attached to the email.

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 e-mail subject should be: [@Home2013-Qualification] (YourTeamName)

/***** Deadline: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 23:59 GMT ******//*

Instructions for the Team Video

As a proof of running hardware, each team has to provide a qualification 
video. As a minimum requirement for qualification, we consider showing 
the robot(s) successfully solving at least one test of the current or 
last year's rulebook.

Instructions for the TDP

The TDP contains the following information:

  * Description of the hardware and software including a list of
    integrated externally available components (including commercial
    products, freeware, Open Source, etc.)
  * Innovative technology and scientific contribution
  * Photo(s) of the robot
  * Focus of research/research interests
  * Re-usability of the system for other research groups
  * 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:

  * Photos of the robot(s)
  * Videos of the robot(s)
  * Description of the approaches and information on scientific achievements
  * Relevant publications
  * Team members
  * Previous participation in RoboCup

Evaluation criteria:

Qualification materials will be judged by the following criteria:

  * Performance in previous competitions
  * Team description paper
  * Video
  * Website
  * Relevant Scientific contribution/publications
  * Novelty of approach
  * Amendments made to the @Home Wiki
  * 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 2013, Eindhoven.....

Best Regards,

     Sven Wachsmuth (Germany) - chair
     Mauricio Matamoros (Mexico)
     Viktor Seib (Germany)
     Krit Chaiso (Thailand)

The 2013 RoboCup at Home Organizing Committee

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