[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] RoCKIn Competition 2014 NEW Application Deadline

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Fri May 9 02:33:52 PDT 2014

Given the many requests received, and recognising that the time window between the actual call and the
deadline was short, the new deadline for applications to the RoCKIn Competition 2014 is now 

						Friday 23 May 2014

All the information below applies, including site with application form, application materials, etc.

Please prepare your application for a successful participation in RoCKIn 2014 in Toulouse!

Pedro Lima

On 01 May 2014, at 12:43, Pedro U. Lima <pal at isr.ist.utl.pt> wrote:

> =======================================================================
> 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:
> Schedule
> - 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
> 			http://rockincompetition.eu/apply 
> 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 
> 			http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu/rockin2014.php

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