[robotics-worldwide] Announcing RoCKIn Camp 2013
randelli at dis.uniroma1.it
Thu Mar 14 11:22:49 PDT 2013
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
RoCKIn Camp 2013
Eindhoven June 28th-July 1st
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
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
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.
Department of Computer, Control and Management Engineering
Sapienza University of Rome
Via Ariosto 25, 00185 Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 7727 4063
E-mail: randelli at dis.uniroma1.it
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