[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] [CFP] ERL Service Robots - Call for Participation in Robot Competition - Peccioli (Italy) 4-7/12/2017

Luca Iocchi iocchi at dis.uniroma1.it
Sat Oct 14 01:44:53 PDT 2017

                   Call for Participation
               European Robotics League (ERL)
                      Service Robots

                    4th Local Tournament
                      4/12 - 7/12/2017
                  Echord++ RIF in Peccioli
                   Peccioli (Pisa), Italy

The European Robotics League is an innovative concept for robot 
competitions which stems from its predecessor, the RoCKIn at Home 
competition, and focuses on tasks that service robots execute in a real 
home environment.
The ERL is composed of multiple "Local tournaments", held in different 
research labs across Europe, with certified test beds, and a few 
competitions as part of "Major tournaments" such as RoboCup. Teams 
participate in a minimum of two tournaments (Local and/or Major) per 
year and get scores based on their performances. Scores of the best two 
participations in tournaments for each team are added and teams are 
ranked based on their cumulative score. Prizes for the top teams will be 
awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF). For more 
information, please visit

We are pleased to announce the 4th Local Tournament of the ERL Service 
Robots (ERL-SR) challenge Season 2017/2018, to be held on December 4-7, 
2017 in the Echord++ RIF in Peccioli (Pisa), Italy.
More information about this tournament are in https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__tinyurl.com_h6ngwoh&d=DwIDaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rStC00sfV_qVWqlcnmGhKrRoTMim5rLso-FTzVW2NfNyo&m=BUrYdi-LZm9yUtgp0evshE-gGNdW16aO6aevRzGFXdw&s=L7HtOYmzrVtZmJxrzJBdI1aFo1sBFCVatIiyHSrz9BI&e=

Important dates:

        31 October 2017  - Deadline for application and request for 
travel support
         6 November 2017 - Qualification announcement
       4-7 December 2017 - Competition begin


The rules of the competition can be found in

For the ERL-SR Local Tournament in Peccioli, the following task and 
functionality benchmarks will be considered:

   - TBM1: Getting to know my home
   - TBM4: Visit My Home (shared with RoboCup at Home)
   - TBM5: General Purpose Service Robot (GPSR)  (shared with RoboCup at Home)
   - FBM3: Speech Recognition


Applicant teams must send an email to erl.service at robotics-league.eu 
expressing their intention to participate in the Tournament and 
providing the following information about the team:

   - Team name
   - Team Leader name
   - Total number of team members (including the team leader)
   - Affiliation
   - Contact information (e-mail and phone of team leader)
   - Website
   - Qualification material (see below).

Qualification Material - applicants are required to submit
(download templates and forms from 

   - Team Description Paper (max. 4 pages, LNCS) explaining the team's 
approach to the technical challenge  including a brief description of 
software and hardware architectures, the relation with the team 
research, and a list of relevant publications
   - Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or 
functionalities of the challenge selected by the team
   - Filled travel support request form requesting and justifying travel 
support, if needed

Selection Criteria:

Teams will be selected for participation and travel support based on

   - number of available slots for team participation in the tournament 
(3, in this case);
   - available funds for travel support (maximum of 2K€ per team per year);
   - team research quality, as measured from the TDP and list of 
relevant publications;
   - team financial needs (as declared in the team request for travel 

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