[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Applications, RoCKIn Competition 2015

Pedro U. Lima pal at isr.ist.utl.pt
Tue Mar 10 07:01:12 PDT 2015

RoCKIn Competition 2015, November 19-23, 2015
Pavilhão do Conhecimento (Pavilion of Knowledge), Lisboa, Portugal

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 2015, to be held in Lisboa’s main science museum
“Pavilion of Knowledge” (http://www.pavconhecimento.pt/home/?lang=2), 
November 19-23, 2015, will be the second and major RoCKIn competition event.
The first competition took place in Toulouse last year and was a tremendous success.
The “Pavilion of Knowledge” is located in one of Lisboa’s most privileged
leisure areas - Parque das Nações (http://www.portaldasnacoes.pt) - where restaurants,
bars and shopping areas share a 5 Km piece of land along the river Tagus, with delightful
green areas, museums and modern architecture buildings.  

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 important dates for the application (2 steps), qualification and registration
process regarding the RoCKIn Competition 2015 are:

- Intention to participate:			31 May 2015
- Application deadline: 			31 August 2015
- Decision on Qualified Teams: 	08 September 2015
- Registration open: 			09-30 September 2015 (for the qualified teams only)


All teams interested to participate in RoCKIn Competition 2015 should declare first their intention to participate (until 31 May 2015)
following the instructions in


After that, the team leader will receive an email granting authorization to his / her application account which requires inputting the following items (until 31 August 2015):

1. Team name and affiliation
2. Number of team members, with status (e.g., professor, post-doc, PhD student, MSc student, CEO, CFO, chief-engineer)
3. Challenge where the team will participate [ RoCKIn at Home and RoCKIn at Work ]
4. Six-pages two-column Team Description Paper (TDP).

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