[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RoCKIn Competition 2014 Applications Now Open

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Thu May 1 04:43:14 PDT 2014

[apologies for duplicates]

RoCKIn Competition 2014, November 26-30, 2014 (European Robotics Week)
Cité de L’Espace, Toulouse

RoCKIn is short for “Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive 
Systems and Robotics” and it is an EU-funded Coordination Action aiming 
at the promotion of research and education in Robotics through 
competitions (http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu).

The RoCKIn Competition 2014, to be held in Toulouse in the 
mind-blowing spaces of the science museum "La Cité de L’Espace” 
(http://www.cite-espace.com/en), November 26-30, 2014, will be the
first of two exciting competition events that will take place during the 
project lifetime, both during the European Robotics Week: in 
Toulouse (2014) and Lisbon (2015).

RoCKIn addresses two challenges — RoCKIn at Home and RoCKIn at Work —
that take  inspiration from the corresponding RoboCup competitions, but focus on 
benchmarking and networked robot systems. Both challenges require basic 
navigation capabilities for mobile platforms, advanced (possibly distributed)
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 in RoCKIn at Work target an 
industrial automation scenario. 

The remaining schedule dates for the application, qualification and registration
process for RoCKIn Competition 2014 are:

- Application deadline: 09 May 2014 (for all teams, even if no intention 
to participate was declared)
- Decision on Qualified Teams: 31 May 2014
- Registration open: 01 June 2014 - 1 July 2014 (for the qualified teams only)


All teams interested to participate in RoCKIn Competition 2014 should now apply by
May 9th, 2014, by filling the online form available at
which addresses the following questions:

1. Team name and affiliation
2. Number of team members, with status (e.g., professor, post-doc, PhD student, MSc student)
3. Competition where the team will participate [ RoCKIn at Home and RoCKIn at Work ]

In addition, each team has to prepare and submit a 6-pages 2-column Team Description Paper (TDP).

All the details regarding the format of the two challenges for the 2014 edition, and links to their rulebooks,
TDP contents and format, application form and other can be found at 

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