[robotics-worldwide] Announcing RoCKIn Camp 2013

Gabriele Randelli randelli at dis.uniroma1.it
Thu Mar 14 11:22:49 PDT 2013


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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
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RoCKIn Camp 2013
Eindhoven June 28th-July 1st
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RoCKIn is short for “Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive 
Systems and Robotics” is an EU-funded Coordinated Action aiming at the 
promotion of research and education through competitions 
(http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu).

The RoCKIn Camp 2013 aims at facilitating the entry of new teams in the 
RoCKIn at Home and RoCKIn at Work competitions that will be arranged by RoCKIn 
in 2014 and 2015. RoCKIn at Home and RoCKIn at Work take inspiration from the 
corresponding RoboCup leagues, but they will focus on benchmarking 
robotic systems and networked robots. Both competitions require basic 
navigation capabilities with no restrictions on the mobile platform, 
advanced perception, manipulation and human-robot interaction. 
RoCKIn at Home focuses on tasks that service robots execute in a real home 
environment, while the tasks to be performed RoboCup at Work target an 
industrial automation scenario.

The RoCKIn Camp 2013 will take place in 2013 during RoboCup2013 in 
Eindhoven. The goal is to enable members of potentially new teams to 
gather experience about the current status of RoboCup at Home and 
RoboCup at Work competitions and to get an introduction to the new RoCKIn 
competitions.
The activities planned in the four days of the RoCKIn Camp 2013 include 
lectures, experience on the field by attending parts of the competition, 
possibly contributing to the evaluation within the RoboCup at Home and 
RoboCup at Work, and the participation in the RoboCup Symposium on July 
1st, 2013. Students and researchers from EU, who have an interest in 
entering the RoCKIn at Home and RoCKIn at work competitions, are invited to 
apply for the RoCKIn Camp 2013.
Admission to the RoCKIn Camp 2013 is limited to 16 participants. 
Applications include a curriculum vitae of the applicant, a description 
of ongoing research related to service robotics, and of the resources 
available (esp. robots) to the applicant. Further details are specified 
on the website (see below). Selection criteria include applicant’s 
motivation and capability for successfully entering the competitions.
The cost of travel, accommodation (in double rooms), access to the 
RoboCup 2013 venue and symposium, and a social event for the selected 
candidates will be covered by RoCKIn.

Applications can be submitted via: http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/rockin
Application deadline: April 7th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 15th, 2013

In case of further questions, please contact Gabriele Randelli at 
randelli at dis.uniroma1.it.

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Gabriele Randelli

Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome
Via Ariosto 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel:    +39 06 7727 4063
Web:    http://www.dis.uniroma1.it/~randelli
E-mail: randelli at dis.uniroma1.it



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