[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ERL Service Robots - Call for Participation in Robot Competition - Leon (Spain) 22-26/01/2018

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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ERL Service Robots - Call for Participation in Robot Competition - Leon (Spain) 22-26/01/2018

Vicente Matellán Olivera
                 Call for Participation
             European Robotics League (ERL)
                    Service Robots


                Local Tournament
                   León (Spain)

We are pleased to announce the Local Tournament on the European
Robotics League Service Robots (ERL-SR) challenge to be held
January 22nd to 26th, 2018 at MIC building, University of Leon (Spain).

A maximum of 5 teams will be selected to enter this local tournament.

Important dates:
* Dec 18th 2017 - Deadline for application and request for travel support
* Dec 22th 2017 - Qualification announcement
* Jan 22nd 2018 - Competition begins
* Jan 26th 2018 - Competition ends

The European Robotics League 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 is composed of multiple "Local Tournaments", held in different
research labs across Europe, with certified test beds, and a few
competitions as part of "Major Tournaments" such as RoboCup. Teams
participate in a minimum of two tournaments (Local and/or Major) per year

get scores based on their performances. Scores of the best two
participations 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).

More information about this tournament:


The rules of the competition can be found in

For this Tournament, the following task and functionality benchmarks will
be tentatively considered:

<select those applicable; more may be added in the future; can not include
a TBM or a FBM for which the local test bed is NOT certified>

        • TBM1: Getting to Know My Home
        • TBM3: Catering for Granny Annie's Comfort (there will be no HADs)
        • TBM4: Visit My Home
        • TBM5: General Purpose Service Robot (shared with RoboCup@Home)

        • FBM1: Object Perception
        • FBM2: Navigation
        • FBM3: Speech Recognition


Applicant teams must send an email to
erl.service AT 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
(download templates and forms from

- Team Description Paper (max. 4 pages, LNCS) explaining the team's
approach to the technical challenge including a brief description of
software and hardware architectures, the relation with the team research,
a list of relevant publications
- Video showing evidence of some performance in the tasks and/or
functionalities of the challenge selected by the team
- Filled travel support request form requesting and justifying travel
support, if needed

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);
- available funds for travel support (maximum of 2K Euros per team per
- team research quality, as measured from the TDP and list of relevant
- team financial needs (as declared in the team request for travel support).

Best regards,


[image: Grupo de Robótica. Unidad de Investigación Consolidad de CyL]

*Vicente Matellán Olivera*
Depto. Ing. Mecánica, Informática y Aeroespacial

*Universidad de León*
Escuela de Ingenierías Industrial e Informática
Campus de Vegazana s/n, 24071 - León
Tfno: +34 987 291 743

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