ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Bristol, UK, 2020
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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 T Block
BS161QY Bristol
United Kingdom
   14.12.2020 - 18.12.2020
08:00 - 18:00

 
 
ERL Professional Local Tournament, Sankt Augustin, DE, 2020
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Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic this tournament has been rescheduled for January 2021. Exact dates are TBC and will be announced shortly. Thank you for your continued patience during this difficult time.

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Call for participation: 21 September 2020
Application dates: 1 October - 21 November 2020

Hochshule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Deebul Nair
deebul.nair@h-brs.de
 
H-BRS
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
   01.01.2021 - 01.01.2021
08:00 - 18:00

 
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Oldenburg, DE, 2021
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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
   25.01.2021 - 29.01.2021
08:00 - 18:00

 
 
ERL Emergency Local Tournament (air+land), Poznan, PL, 2021
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*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed until May/June 2021.*

It is our pleasure to announce a new edition of ERL Emergency competition to take place in Poznan (Poland) in May/June 2021. Exact dates are to be confirmed.

The European Robotics League (ERL) is an innovative concept for robot competitions which stems from its predecessors, the euRathlon and RoCKIn competitions, and focuses on tasks that robots must execute in realistic environments. The ERL is composed of multiple Local Tournaments, held in different locations across Europe, and a few competitions as part of Major Tournaments. Teams participate in the tournaments (Local and/or Major) each year and get scores based on their performances.
Scores of the best 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). Moreover, participating teams in the 2020/2021 Season are candidates to take part in the Major ERL Smart City tournament in the Fall 2021. For more information about ERL, please visit https://eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/.

As part of the 2020/2021 Season, and after the success of ERL Emergency competition in February 2019, we are pleased to announce a new tournament of the ERL Emergency challenge, to be held in Poznan (Poland).
For 2020/2021 ERL Emergency, the 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.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form before January 31st:
https://sites.google.com/view/erlemergency2020/call-for-interest

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TBC - Deadline for call for interest
TBC - Deadline for call for application
TBC - Qualification announcement
May/June 2021 - ERL Emergency Competition

Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), European Space Foundation (ESF), Poznan University of Technology and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, within the SciRoc project.
Francisco J. Perez Grau
erl.emergency@catec.aero
 

Poznań
Poland
   01.05.2021 - 30.06.2021
08:00 - 18:00

 
  
 
 
ERL Emergency Local Tournament (land+sea), La Spezia, Italy, 2021
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*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed until July 2021.*

We are pleased to announce the La Spezia (Italy) Local Tournament of the European Robotics League Emergency Robots (ERL-ER), that will be held at the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), La Spezia, Italy in July 2021. Exact dates to be confirmed.

The competition is part of the ERL Season 2020-2021 and it will include land and marine robots working in an outdoor realistic environment.
We will challenge the autonomy and cooperation of robotic systems in a disaster response scenario.

Higher level of autonomy will be rewarded in the scoring.
A water basin will host the marine part of the competition, while the docks, a rough outdoor area with trees and bushes and a large building will be the places where land robots will be called to operate.
Some of the tasks/functionalities that will be tested are:
- underwater pipes and structure inspection;
- object recognition;
- underwater mannequin detection;
- localisation of a mannequin and rubble removal in the land area;
- stopping the fire;
- adaptive mission planning;
and other.
For details please see the website: https://sites.google.com/site/erlemergency2020laspezia/ that includes the call for participation.

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This tournament has been postponed until July 2021.
The first deadline for participation will be announced shortly.
First version of rules and detailed scenario descriptions will be available on the website soon.
Rules and Objects of Potential Interest (OPIs) of the 2019 event to be used as a reference can be seen here: https://sites.google.com/site/erlemergency2019laspezia/resources

You can apply also if you are a one domain team. We will help to match you with another team to form the multi-domain squad.
Please download the form for team matching from the resource page.

NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Gabriele Ferri / Fausto Ferreira
Gabriele.Ferri at cmre.nato.int / Fausto.Ferreira at cmre.nato.int
 
NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Viale S. Bartolomeo, 400
19126 La Spezia
Italy
   01.07.2021 - 31.07.2021
08:00 - 18:00

 
  
 
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Edinburgh, UK, 2020
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School of Engineering & Physical Sciences; Sensors, Signals & Systems Edinburgh Centre for Robotics
Mauro Dragone
m.dragone@hw.ac.uk
 
Heriot-Watt@Home Test Bed - Heriot-Watt University
Third Gait
EH14 4AS Edinburgh
United Kingdom
 
SciRoc Camp
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A week-long summit of robotics workshops and talks for bringing together the robotics community across Europe.

Last year we made a significant impact in the robotics community with the successful smart city SciRoc event. It saw the coming together of 3 different and distinct robotics community (Consumer, Professional and Emergency) and competing. We would like to ride on this success and expand the reach of the competition to a larger audience around Europe. The best way to do this will be to bring together our robotics community under a single roof where teams can share their problems and help each other in solving them. In order to boost this community building event we have week long camp where research labs and industry experts from all the different fields of robotics come together and share their experiences.

The Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium and the SciRoc Camp will be held from Monday, 21 September to Friday, 25 September, 2020. The SciRoc Camp is an online event for sharing information on advances in robotics benchmarks. The event aims to connect robotics benchmark developers and robotics researchers around the world. At this camp, the world’s top robotics teams will share their latest results through a webcast.

The full schedule of speakers and live stream are available via the Google website link on this page.

Hochshule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Deebul Nair
deebul.nair@h-brs.de
 
H-BRS
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin
Germany
 
Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium
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The Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium and the SciRoc Camp will be held from Monday, 21 September to Friday, 25 September, 2020.

The symposium is a week long summit of robotics talks to commemorate the life of Prof. Dr. Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar (1961 — 2019). Experts in various fields of robotics, from around the world, and who have worked with Prof. Kraetzschmar for decades, will share key insights and their take on the current state of robotics.

The full schedule of speakers and live stream are available via the Google website link on this page.

Hochshule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg
Deebul Nair
deebul.nair@h-brs.de
 
H-BRS
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustine
Germany
 
ERL Consumer Live Demo, Lisbon, PT, 2020
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## Update ##
This event is now complete. Catch up now and watch the best moments of each FBM, together with verbal explanations and the RSBB operation, as well as the full record of the live stream via our YouTube channel (link below).
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Due to the pandemic situation, the European Robotics League (ERL) Consumer Lisbon Local Tournament planned for this coming week within the frame of the H2020 SciRoc project, will not take place.

Nevertheless, the local SocRob@Home team will go ahead with a sequence of real test demos (not counting for awards and/or Season rankings) on the newly introduced (but not tested before) Functionality Benchmarks FBMs 4-6 (on people detection and following, and on object manipulation). This will be streamed live via our YouTube channel.

The planned schedule is (Lisbon times, currently GMT)

- FBM4: Monday 16 Nov 10h-13h
- FBM5: Monday 16 Nov 14h-17h
- FBM6: Tuesday 17 Nov 10h-13h

Details can be found in the event web page.

Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST-ID)
Pedro U. Lima / Meysam Basiri
pedro.lima@tecnico.ulisboa.pt / basiri@isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt
 
ISRoboNet@Home Test Bed, Institute for Systems and Robotics
Lisbon
Portugal