ERL Emergency local tournament (sea+land) - La Spezia, IT
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The European Robotics League Emergency Robots competition is going to hold its first Local Tournament of the 2018/2019 season from the 14th July 2018 to the 20th July 2018. Teams will be selected through an application process.

Target audience
Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities/organisations and engineers from industry companies around Europe.
 
Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Dr. Gabriele Ferri
erl.emergency@robotics-league.eu
 
STO-CMRE
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Italy
 
ERL Consumer Major tournament - IROS 2018, ES, Madrid
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ERL Consumer, Local, Tournament/Challenge
ERL Consumer Service Robots is a competition that aims at bringing together the benefits of scientific benchmarking with the attraction of scientific competitions in the field of consumer service robotics. The objectives are to bolster research in consumer service robotics for home applications, and to raise public awareness of the current and future capabilities of such robot systems to meet societal challenges like healthy ageing and longer independent living. Currently, ERL Consumer raises challenges in domestic environments that resemble similar challenges to be posed in smart city environments (e.g. shopping malls), such as recognising and picking objects, moving outside the home to populated areas, and/or taking elevators between doors. ERL Consumer local tournaments aim to prepare teams for SciRoc, the ERL Smart Cities Challenge.

For more information visit the competition website: https://sites.google.com/site/erlsriros2018/


Target audience
Audience: Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities/organisations and engineers from industry companies around the world.
The event is open for the general public during the competition days.

Participant Teams:
● everBot: Everis (Madrid, Spain)
● HEARTS: Bristol Robotics Lab (Bristol, UK)
● IRI@ERL: Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial CSIC-UPC (Barcelona, Spain)
● MachiniLog: Bahria University (Islamabad, Pakistan)
● Outsiders: Universidad de León (León, Spain)
● PUMAS: UNAM (Mexico)
● SocRob: Institute for Systems and Robotics ISR (Lisbon, Portugal)
● Team Robotics Lab Uc3M: Universidad Carlos III UC3M (Madrid, Spain)
 
PAL Robotics S.L. ● Carlos III University of Madrid (UC3M) ● Institute for Systems and Robotics at IST, University of Lisbon
Pedro U. Lima
pedro.lima@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
+351-218418274
 
Municipal Conference Center, Campo de las Naciones
Avda. de la Capital de España Madrid 7
28042 Madrid
Spain
 
ERL Professional Local Torunament - Sankt Augustin, DE, 2018
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ERL Professional, Local, Tournament/Challenge
We are pleased to announce the first Local Tournament on the ERL Professional Service Robots challenge to be held between 22-24 November 2018 at Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg, Germany, as part of the events of the European Robotics Week (ERW 2018).

For more information, please visit the local tournament website:
https://sites.google.com/site/erlpsrsanktaugustine2018/home

Target audience
Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities/organisations and engineers from industry companies around the world.
 
Hoschshule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Deebul Nair
industrial.robots@erl.rocks
 
Hoschshule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Edinburgh, UK, 2018 **** POSTPONED ****
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ERL Consumer, Local, Tournament/Challenge
The ERL Consumer Service Robots competition is holding a local tournament in Edinburgh from the 3rd to the 7th of December 2018 at the Heriot-Watt@Home Test Bed (Heriot-Watt University).

The "European Robotics League- Consumer Service Robots" is an innovative concept for robot competitions which stems from its predecessor, the RoCKIn@Home competition, and focuses on tasks that service robots execute in a real home environment. The ERL Consumer is composed of multiple "Local Tournaments", held in different research labs across Europe, with certified test beds, and a few "Major Tournaments". 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 participation in tournaments for each team are added and teams are ranked based on their cumulative score. Prizes for the top teams are awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF).

This tournament is part of the ERL Season 2018-2019.

Open call for international teams interested on consumer service robotics.
A maximum of 3 teams will be selected from the received applications.

For more information on this local tournament, visit https://sites.google.com/site/edierl2018/cfp

********* TOURNAMENT POSTPONED TO NEXT SEASON ***********

Target audience
Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities.
 
School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors, Signals & Systems Edinburgh Center for Robotics
Mauro Dragone
m.dragone@hw.ac.uk
 
Heriot-Watt@Home Test Bed - Heriot-Watt University
Edinburgh, Scotland
United Kingdom
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Oldenburg, DE, 2019
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ERL Consumer, Local, Tournament/Challenge
ERL Consumer Service Robots is a competition that aims at bringing together the benefits of scientific benchmarking with the attraction of scientific competitions in the field of consumer service robotics. The objectives are to bolster research in consumer service robotics for home applications, and to raise public awareness of the current and future capabilities of such robot systems to meet societal challenges like healthy ageing, longer independent living and facilitating home care.

The IDEAAL Testbed at OFFIS Institute for Information Technology in Oldenburg, Germany, is a new addition to the league. It is probably the most realistic environment of the competition, practically indistinguishable from a real apartment. It contains a fully working kitchen and bathroom, including interior design chosen by a panel of elderly people. A team area is available in conference rooms nearby. The runs can be monitored through IP cameras from the team area and a dedicated monitoring center.

Open call for international teams interested on consumer service robotics.
A maximum of 3 teams will be selected from the received applications.

For information on the local tournament visit, https://sites.google.com/view/erloldenburg2019/

This tournament is part of the ERL Season 2018-2019.


Target audience
Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities/organisations and engineers from industry companies around the world.

The event is open for the general public during the competition days. Contact the local organiser.
 
OFFIS Institute for Information Technology
Max Pfingsthorn
max.pfingsthorn@offis.de
0049 441 9722 450
 
OFFIS Institute for Information Technology
Escherweg 2
26121 Oldenburg
Germany
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Lisbon, PT, 2019
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ERL Consumer, Local, Tournament/Challenge
The third European Robotics League (ERL) Consumer Service Robots tournament of the 2018/19 season will take place from the 5th till the 8th of February 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal, at the ISRoboNet@Home Test Bed located in the premises of the Institute for Systems and Robotics of Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon.

A maximum of 4 teams will compete and cooperate to advance research on consumer service robots through a scientific competition.

The teams and their robots will perform different ERL Consumer Task and Functionality Benchmarks. The ones available in this tournament are:

TBM1: Getting to Know My Home
TBM2: Welcoming Visitors
TBM3: Catering for Granny Annie's Comfort
TBM4: Visit My Home

FBM1: Object Perception
FBM2: Navigation

For more information about the Lisbon 2019 ERL Consumer tournament, including the competition rules and how to reach the venue, visit https://sites.google.com/site/erllisbon2019/

Registration is now open.

Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST-ID)
Pedro U. Lima
+351 218 418 274
 
ISRoboNet@Home Test Bed, Institute for Systems and Robotics
Lisbon
Portugal
 
ERL Emergency local tournament (air+land) - Seville, ES, 2019
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ERL Emergency, Local, Tournament/Challenge
As part of the 2018/19 Season, we are pleased to announce a new tournament of the ERL Emergency Service Robots competition to be held in February 2019 in Seville (Spain).

For 2019 ERL Emergency Service Robots competition wishes to foster advanced developments on autonomous capabilities and seamless outdoor/indoor navigation for air and land robots, as these are important milestones to achieve for emergency robotic systems. More information about the competition at: https://sites.google.com/catec.aero/erl-emergency-2019/competition

Prizes for the top teams will be awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF) in Bucharest, Romania. Moreover, participating teams in the 2018/19 Season are candidates to take part in the Major ERL Smart City tournament in Milton Keynes, UK, to be held in the Fall 2019. For more information about ERL, please visit https://www.robotics-league.eu

This tournament is part of the ERL Season 2018-2019.

If you are interested in participating, please go to https://sites.google.com/catec.aero/erl-emergency-2019/call-for-participation

Important dates:
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12 October 2018: Deadline for Application Part 1
November 2018: Deadline for Application Part 2
December 2018: Qualification announcement
18-23 February 2019: ERL Emergency Competition

Target audience
Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities/organisations and engineers from industry companies around Europe.
 
Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC) within the SciRoc EU-H2020 project.
Francisco J. Perez Grau
erl.emergency@catec.aero
 
Parque Tecnológico y Aeronáutico de Andalucía
C/ Wilbur y Orville Wright 19
41309 La Rinconada, Sevilla
Spain
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Bristol, UK, 2019
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ERL Consumer, Local, Tournament/Challenge
We are pleased to announce that the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL),Bristol, UK will host the last ERL Consumer local tournament of the ERL Season 2018-2019. The BRL is a collaborative partnership between the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol. The tournament will be hosted in the BRL’s Personalised Assisted Living Studio which is certified for use as an ERL Consumer Service Robots testbed.

The Task Benchmarks (TBM) and Functionality Benchmarks (FBMs) available at this tournament are:

TBM1: Getting to Know My Home
TBM2: Welcoming Visitors
TBM3: Catering for Granny Annie's Comfort
TBM4: Visit My Home

FBM3: Speech Understanding

This tournament is part of the ERL Season 2018-2019.

A maximum of 3 teams will be permitted to enter this tournament.

For more information on the local event, visit https://sites.google.com/site/erlsrbrl2019/

Target audience
Participants:
Universities, research labs, industry and/or end-users

Spectators:
The event will be open to the general public on: TBC.
Please contact the local organisers for more information.
 
Bristol Robotics Laboratory / European Robotics League
Praminda Caleb-Solly
praminda.caleb-solly@uwe.ac.uk
 
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, T Block, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
United Kingdom