ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Leon ES May 2022
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* Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our entire 2020/21 ERL season has been postponed until 2022.*

As part of the 2021/22 Season, we are pleased to announce a Local Tournament of the ERL Consumer challenge, to be held between May 9th to May 13th, 2022 at León, Spain.

Important dates:
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24 Apr 2022 - Deadline for application
01 May 2022 - Qualification announcement
09 May 2022 - Competition begins
13 May 2022 - Competition ends

Rules:
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The rules of the competition can be downloaded from:
https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/upload/erl-rulebooks/ERL_Consumer_2020_Updated.pdf

For the Local ERL Consumer Tournament, the following task benchmarks (TBMs) will be (tentatively) considered:
• TBM1: Getting to Know My Home
• TBM2: Welcoming Visitors
• TBM3: Catering for Granny Annie's Comfort
• TBM4: Visit My Home

Besides, the following Functionality benchmarks (FBMs) will be (tentatively) considered:
• Object perception functionality
• Navigation functionality
• Speech Understanding Functionality
• People Perception Functionality

Important note: we are installing a new MoCap system, and we hope it will be prepared for the competition. However, teams should assume that the system might not be ready.

Application:
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Applicant teams must send an email to erl.service@robotics-league.eu expressing their intention to participate in the Tournament and providing the following information about the team:

- Team name
- Team Leader name
- Total number of team members (including the team leader)
- Affiliation
- Contact information (e-mail and phone of team leader)
- Website
- Qualification material (see below).

Qualification Material - applicants are required to submit (template can be downloaded from www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/upload/documents-2016/team-description-paper.zip

- Team Description Paper (TDP) (max. 4 pages, LNCS [3]) explaining the team’s approach to the technical challenges - including:
i) the list of TBMs the team intends to participate in
ii) a brief description of the robot system software and hardware architectures
iii) the relation with the team research - including a list of relevant publications
- Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or functionalities selected by the team

Selection Criteria:
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Teams will be selected for participation based on
- Number of available slots for team participation in the tournament;
- Team research quality, as measured from the TDP and list of relevant publications;

Target audience
Participants include undergraduate students, Master and PhD students, postdocs, researchers from universities.

General public will be welcomed. Contact the organisers for details.

 
Universidad de León
Ángel Manuel Guerrero Higueras
am.guerrero@unileon.es
 
MIC (Módulo de Investigación en Cibernética), University of León
Avenida de los Jesuitas
24007 Leon
Spain