1st ERL Smart CIties RObotics Challenge, Milton Keynes, UK, 2019
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Smart cities are an innovative urban paradigm aiming at improving the city’s services and the citizens’ quality of life using a variety of technological infrastructures. The ERL Smart Cities introduces a new robotic challenge, focusing on showing how robots will integrate in the cities of the future as physical agents living in them. The 1st Smart CIties RObotics Challenge (The SciRoc challenge) will be held in Milton Keynes (UK) from Sept 16th to Sept 22nd 2019. Leveraging the functionalities developed within the other challenges of the European Robotics League (ERL Consumer, ERL Professional and ERL Emergency), robots will cooperate with the smart city infrastructure and interact with its citizens -- assisting customers, providing professional services and supporting during emergency situations.

This tournament is part of the ERL Season 2019-2020.

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

The event is open for the general public during the competition days from the 16th of September to the 21st of September.
Knowledge Media Institute, The Open University
Emanuele Bastianelli
The Centre: Mk
24 Silbury Arcade
MK9 3ES Milton Keynes
United Kingdom
   16.09.2019 - 22.09.2019
08:00 - 18:00

ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Bristol, UK, 2019
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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
Universities, research labs, industry and/or end-users

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
Bristol Robotics Laboratory, T Block, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus
Coldharbour Lane
BS16 1QY Bristol
United Kingdom