ERL Consumer Service Robots has seven certified test beds around Europe where teams can test some Tasks and Functionality Benchmarks:
1. ISRoboNet@Home Test Bed
Institute for Systems and Robotics at Instituto Superior Técnico, U. Lisboa, Portugal
The ISRoboNet@Home test bed consists of a networked robot system composed of 10 IP (cabled-networked) cameras, wirelessly networked with several mobile robots, and an apartment which includes several home automation devices.
Current list of ERL Consumer Service Robots TBMs and FBMs for which the test bed is certified:
More information can be found on ISRoboNet@Home Test Bed Certification document.
Pedro U. Lima - firstname.lastname@example.org
2. ECHORD++’s RIF @Peccioli
The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Peccioli, Italy.
Peccioli RIF facility is a real apartment suitable for some ERL-SR TBMs and FBMs. The walls are solid walls (not movable) and the apartment includes one main entrance door, some doors to access the rooms and several open spaces. The apartment contains typical furniture, such as tables, chairs, sofa, bookshelves, beds, kitchen furniture and kitchenware, plants, a TV set etc. A technical room is also present. In this room some PCs and monitors are available to monitor and guide the benchmarks. A wireless network is also available in the apartment. Portable devices can be added, including a Motion Capture system mounted on stands.
More information can be found on ECHORD++’s RIF @Peccioli Test Bed Certification document.
Filippo Cavallo - email@example.com
Annagiulia Morachioli - firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Leon@Home Test Bed
Universidad de León, León, Spain
The Leon@Home test bed main purpose is to benchmark service robots in a realistic home environment. The experimental area of the ULE robotics group is made up by four parts: a mock-up Apartment, a Control zone with direct vision through a glass wall to the apartment, a small Workshop and a larger Development zone where researchers work.
More information can be found on Leon@Home Test Bed Certification document.
Vicente Matellán - email@example.com
4. BRL Anchor Personalised Assisted Living Studio
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
The Anchor Personalised Assisted Living (ARPAL) Studio in the BRL offers facilities for research into innovative person-centred assistive robotics technologies to enable independent living and active ageing within a “Living Lab” testing environment.
The studio has been developed as a typical apartment to provide realistic conditions to pursue vital research on the design and development of assistive robotics that can be deployed in people’s homes. Providing a multi-disciplinary working environment with access to teams of health care experts and end-users, it provides robotics researchers an opportunity to validate of concepts and trialling of users’ actual experience of technology.
The facility has been constructed to standardised specifications, a v-rep model of the studio is also available.
More information can be found on BRL Anchor Personalised Assisted Living Studio Test Bed Certification document.
Praminda Caleb-Solly - firstname.lastname@example.org
5. PAL Robotics Assisted House
PAL Robotics S.L., Barcelona, Spain.
The PAL Robotics Assisted House consists of the environment in which the competition will happen. The house has been developed as a typical apartment to provide realistic conditions to develop assistive robotics.
The facility has been constructed basing on the ERL Consumer Service Robots rulebook.
More information can be found on PAL Robotics Assisted House Test certification document
Jordi Pages - email@example.com
6. Heriot-Watt@Home Test Bed
Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
The Heriot-Watt@Home ERL Test Bed is composed of:
More information can be found on Heriot-Watt@Home Test Bed Certification document.
Mauro Dragone - firstname.lastname@example.org
6. IDEAAL Living Lab
OFFIS Institute for Information Technology, Oldenburg, Germany.
More information can be found on IDEAAL Living Lab Test Bed Certification document.
Max Pfingsthorn - email@example.com
Frerk Müller-von Aschwege - frerk.mueller-von.Aschwege@offis.de