[robotics-worldwide] [news] RoboCup 2014 @Work Competition: Call for Participation

Arne arne.hitzmann at ostfalia.de
Thu Feb 13 06:59:59 PST 2014

                      Call for Participation

      RoboCup at Work Competition, July 19-25, 2014, João Pessoa, Brazil


RoboCup at Work is a new competition in RoboCup that targets the use of 
robots in work-related scenarios.

RoboCup at Work aims to foster research and development that enables use of 
innovative mobile robots equipped with advanced manipulators for current 
and future industrial applications, where robots cooperate with human 
workers for complex tasks ranging from manufacturing, automation, and 
parts handling up to general logistics. The main scientific scope of the 
new league is on scalable and robust mobile manipulation inspired by 
real-world industrial challenges, including navigation, object 
recognition, manipulation, and planning.

Information about the registration and qualification process for RoboCup 

- March 01, 2014    : Deadline for qualification material (Team 
Description Paper)
- March 15, 2014    : Notification of acceptance
- March 01, 2014    : Early registration
- May   15, 2014    : Regular registration
- June  24, 2014    : Deadline for team registration
- July 19-20, 2014  : Setup Days

- July 20-24, 2014  : RoboCup at Work competition

- July  25, 2014    : Symposium

Send an informal email stating your intent to participate to the 
Technical Committee: rc-work-tc at lists.robocup.org

Every team intending to participate has to submit a Team Description 
Paper (TDP) via email to the Technical Committee: 
rc-work-tc at lists.robocup.org

The TDP should at least contain the following information in the 
author/title section of the paper:
-    Name of the team (title)
-    Team members (authors), including the team leader
-    Link to the team web site (if available)
-    Contact information

The body of the TDP should contain information on the following:
-    focus of research/research interest
-    description of the hardware, including an image of the robot(s)
-    description of the software, esp. the functional and software 
-    innovative technology (if any)
-    reusability of the system or parts thereof
-    applicability and relevance to industrial tasks

The length of the TDP is limited to 3 pages. Please use the same 
Springer LNAI format used in the RoboCup Symposium submissions:


The evaluation criteria will include relevant scientific contribution 
and publications, professional quality of robot and software, novelty of 
approach as well as relevance to industry.

Best Regards,
The 2014 RoboCup at Work Organizing and Technical Committees

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