Awards 2017 Ceremony

EUROPEAN ROBOTICS LEAGUE AWARDS 2017


The European Robotics League is a novel pan-European robotics competition launched under the umbrella of SPARC- the Partnership for Robotics in Europe. International teams compete against each other in three vibrant fields of robotics: industrial, service and emergency robotics. Competitors engage in local and major tournaments distributed across Europe and organised by a coalition of Europe’s most prestigious robotics institutes. Teams have to compete in at least two tournaments per year, and the scores accumulated by each team are then used to rank them.

The top-ranked teams to be awarded prizes during the European Robotics Forum 2017 Banquet Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland, on 23 March, fall under the following categories:

European Robotics League - Service Robots

  • Best-in-Class Task Benchmark 1 “Getting to Know My Home”
  • Best-in-Class Task Benchmark 4: “Visit My Home”
  • Best-in-Class Task Benchmark 5: “General Purpose Service Robot (GPSR)”
  • Best-in-Class Functionality Benchmark 1: “Object Perception”
  • Best-in-Class Functionality Benchmark 3: “Speech Recognition” (TBD)

European Robotics League - Industrial Robots

  • Best-in-Class Task Benchmark 3: “Fill a Box with Parts for Manual Assembly”
  • Best-in-Class Functionality Benchmark 4: “Navigation Functionality”



EUROBOTICS AWARDS

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AWARD 2017
The aim of the “2017 euRobotics Technology Transfer Award” (now in its fourteenth year) is to showcase the impact of robotics research and to raise the profile of technology transfer between science and industry. Outstanding innovations in robot technology and automation that result from cooperative efforts between research and industry are eligible for the prize. The presentations for the 2017 euRobotics Technology Transfer Award will take place at the European Robotics Forum 2017 in Edinburgh in a dedicated session on 23 March (10:45-12:15). Based on both the written application and the presentation, the jury will determine the winners and the awards will be handed on 23 March during the Banquet Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland.


ENTREPRENEURSHIP AWARD 2017
The Entrepreneurship workshop provides the ability for small innovative companies to pitch their ideas for the next big thing in robotics to a panel of technology investment experts. As well as the chance to win a cash prize, entrants stand the chance to gain valuable skills in how to pitch an investment idea together with the potential to gain interest in their company from the investment community. The presentations for the Entrepreneurship Award 2017 will take place at the European Robotics Forum 2017 in Edinburgh, in a dedicated session on 23 March (14:00-15:30). Based on both the written application and the presentation, the jury will determine the winners and the awards will be handed on 23 March during the Banquet Dinner at the National Museum of Scotland.


GEORGES GIRALT PHD AWARD
euRobotics yearly gives the Georges Giralt PhD Award at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) to recognise great work of Ph.D. students in our community. Unfortunately and due to series of serious unexpected circumstances, we are extremely sorry to announce that we are unable to deliver the award this year. Regrettably, we will need to postpone the selection and announcement of a winner for this prestigious prize to ERF 2018, where we plan to host two final selection rounds, one for 2017 and one for 2018. This will not extend the deadline for submitting theses to this year’s PhD Award. Submission procedures for the PhD award 2018 will be announced in due time.