[robotics-worldwide] [news] ERL Service Robots - Call for Participation in Local Tournament in Barcelona, Spain

Judith Viladomat judith.viladomat at pal-robotics.com
Mon Sep 18 03:36:46 PDT 2017

Call for Participation


European Robotics League - Service Robots (ERL - SR)

Season 2017/18

Local Tournament

20 - 24 November 2017

PAL Robotics

Carrer de Pujades 77-79

Barcelona 08005




The European Robotics League - Service Robots Competition (ERL - SR) is an
innovative concept for robotic competitions which stems from its
predecessor, the RoCKIn at Home competition, and focuses on tasks that service
robots execute in real home environments.

The ERL is composed of multiple "Local tournaments" and "Major
tournaments", held in venues with certified test beds across Europe.

Teams participate in a minimum of two tournaments (Local and/or Major) per
year, and receive scores based on their performance. If teams participate
in more than two challenges, their two best scores will be used in the
final rankings. Prizes for the top teams are awarded during the following
year's European Robotics Forum.

For more information, please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__eu-2Drobotics.net_robotics-5Fleague_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-VDPb60NIA4epCrvg9MkbZZCEo4Bmwg8dKdx1GR0obY&s=yodmFhxGTWBBqoW0JPZgj2wmyjI2tsWmT5RD1LKl8No&e=

We are pleased to announce that the next local tournament in the ERL - SR
Competition will be held by PAL Robotics in Barcelona, Spain.

Important dates:


  30 September 2017 - Deadline for application and request for travel

  11 October 2017 - Qualification announcement

  20 November 2017 - Competition begins

  24 November 2017 - Competition ends



The rules of the competition can be found in https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__eu-2Drobotics.net_roboti&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=-VDPb60NIA4epCrvg9MkbZZCEo4Bmwg8dKdx1GR0obY&s=4K7V-ke6oaiiYY13znQn6QUK7BxJ96iWaxIOLXQ5Hjc&e=

For the Local ERL-SR Tournament in Barcelona, the following task and
functionality benchmarks will be (tentatively) considered:

• TBM1: Getting to Know My Home

• TBM2: Welcoming Visitors

• TBM3: Catering for Granny Annie’s Comfort

• TBM4: Visiting My Home

• TBM5: General Purpose Service Robot (shared with RoboCup at Home)

• FBM2: Navigation



Teams that want to apply must send an email to
erl.service at robotics-league.eu, expressing their intention to participate
in the Tournament and including the following information:

              - Team name

              - Team leader’s name

              - Total number of team members (including the team leader)

              - Affiliation

              - Contact information (e-mail and phone of the team leader)

              - Website

              - Qualification material (see below).

Applicants are required to submit the following qualification material


   Team description paper (max. 4 pages) explaining the team’s approach to
   the technical challenges, including a brief description of software and
   hardware architectures, the relation to the team's research, and a list of
   relevant publications

   Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or
   functionalities of the Tournament

   Completed travel support request form
   if needed



Teams will be selected for participation (and travel support) based on:

- Quality of application paper and research, as measured from the TDP and
list of relevant publications

- Quality of test performed in simulation, if required (due to a high
number of applications)

- Available funds for travel support (maximum of 2K€ per team per year)

- Financial needs (as declared by the team's request for travel support)

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