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

We are pleased to announce a Local Tournament on the ERL Consumer Service Robots (ERL Consumer) challenge, to be held between 20-24 June 2022 at the Institute for Systems and Robotics of IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal.

For the ERL-SR Tournaments, the following task and functionality benchmarks will be (tentatively) considered:

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

The full rulebook can be found here: https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/upload/erl-rulebooks/ERL_Consumer_2020_Updated.pdf

## Important dates: ##
15 April 2022 - Deadline for application
30 April 2022 - Qualification announcement
20 June 2022 - Competition begins
24 June 2022 - Competition ends

## Application procedure: ##
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 :
Team Description Paper (max. 4 pages) explaining the team’s approach to the technical challenges including a brief description of software and hardware architectures, the relation with the team research, and a list of relevant publications.
Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or functionalities of the challenge selected by the team

## Selection Criteria: ##
Teams will be selected for participation and travel support based on
- number of available slots for team participation in the tournament (3, in this case);
- team research quality, as measured from the TDP and list of relevant publications.

## Key Contacts: ##
Pedro Lima - pedro.lima@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
Meysam Basiri - basiri@isr.tecnico.ulisboa.pt

Please see the dedicated google website for full details.

Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon (IST-ID)
Pedro U. Lima
pedro.lima@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
 
ISRoboNet@Home Test Bed, Institute for Systems and Robotics
Portugal
 
ERL Consumer Local Tournament, Nottingham, UK, June 2022
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* Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our entire 2020/21 ERL season has been postponed until 2022.*

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 at the end of the event.

We are pleased to announce a Local Tournament on the ERL Consumer Service Robots (ERL Consumer) challenge, to be held between 27 June to 1 July 2022 at the Cobot Maker Space, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.

For the ERL-SR Tournaments, the following task and functionality benchmarks will be (tentatively) considered:
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
FBM3: Speech Understanding
FMB4: People Perception
FBM5: Person Following
FBM6: Grasping and Manipulation

## Important Dates ##
8 June 2022 - Deadline for application
10 June 2022 - Qualification announcement
27 June 2022 - Competition begins
1 July 2022 - Competition ends

## Application Procedure ##
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, to include:
1. Team Description Paper (max. 4 pages) explaining the team’s approach to the technical challenges including a brief description of software and hardware architectures, the relation with the team research, and a list of relevant publications.
2. Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or functionalities of the challenge selected by the team.

## Selection Criteria ##
Teams will be selected for participation based on:
- number of available slots for team participation in the tournament (4, in this case);
- team research quality, as measured from the Team Description Page and list of relevant publications;

Cyber-physical Health and Assistive Robotics Technologies (CHART) Research Group
Praminda Caleb-Solly
praminda.caleb-solly@nottingham.ac.uk
 
Cobot Maker Space, The Nottingham Geospatial Building
Triumph Road
NG7 2TU Nottingham
United Kingdom