Press release:European Robotics League to launch at RoboCup 2016 in Leipzig
The RoboCup Federation has already agreed to a partnership, under which tasks and functionalities of the two indoor challenges will be shared with RoboCup leagues but will be scored differently and in parallel (with no further effort for the teams) for both competitions (RoboCup and ERL). The final is to achieve convergence of both competitions to the same set of rules and scoring methods.
An initial example of this will consist of including, already for RoboCup2016, two Tasks of RoboCup@Home in the ERL Service Robots rulebook, re-defining the scoring procedure for this task from the RoboCup scoring. A similar model is being prepared for RoboCup@Work.
Venue: University of Oulu, Pentti Kaiteran katu 1, 90014 Oulu, Finland.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016-2017 Season (ends 28 Feb 2017)
-ERL Service Robots: 2 TBMs
-ERL industrial Robots: TBD
ERL industrial Robots
-BRSU, Sankt Augustin - TBD
RoboCup Magdeburg German Open 24.04.2015 Foto Tom Schulze
Team application, registration and travel support
Teams will have to apply for Major and Local ERL tournaments, in dates to be announced. At application time, the teams will also submit a request for travel support, if needed. For Major tournaments, teams will apply to qualification in the tournament, without needing to apply for ERL qualification. Only teams accepted in the tournament will be able to apply to RockEU2 travel support (not available for RoboCup2016).
ERL applicant teams will have to submit:
TDP templates (in LaTeX and MSWord) and travel support form templates (in MSWord) will be made available online.
RockEU2 will designate an ERL Team Selection Committee, composed by representatives of the indoor competition partners. The Selection Committee will select, from the existing applications, the teams:
Teams will be selected for participation and travel support based on
Qualified teams will have to register for the tournament, formally declaring they will participate and accept their assigned travel support (if applicable).
RoboCup Magdeburg German Open 24.04.2015Foto Tom Schulze
Teams selected to participate in a Local Tournament will be involved in an Integration Week (IW) before the actual tournament days. The purpose of the IWs is to ensure a higher team technical readiness level (T2RL) for the teams, where T2RL means the ability of a team to have its robot(s) running without major problems, i.e., flawlessly using
Typically, teams will arrive 1-2 weeks before the tournament days, and the hosting institution along with other experts will provide lectures and technical support on using the local infrastructure (e.g., referee boxes, data acquisition and logging, GT set up). Our partners in charge of the camps and benchmarking will support the travel of some of their people to a few of these tournaments during the project lifetime, so as to ensure an adequate organization of the classes and usage of the infrastructure according to the RockEU2 model, as well as to help refereeing.
As a rule, referees will be recruited from RockEU2 partners, either the local people for Local tournaments or project partners traveling to Local and/or Major tournaments. Whenever this solution will not be feasible, the teams will organize with the local team to referee.
Certification and Rulebooks
Latest version of ERL-SR Rulebook
Latest version of ERL-IR RulebookCurrently, test beds certified for ERL Service Robots are located at:
Currently, test beds certified for ERL Industrial Robots are located at:
Test beds potentially certifiable are currently available at
o UWE-Bristol: University of the West of England Bristol, U.K. Assisted Living Studio
o Pisa-PeccioliSmart Home at ECHORD++ RIF
o UWE-Bristol ECHORD++ RIF