SciRoc is a EU-H2020 funded project supporting the European Robotics League (ERL), and whose aim is to bring all ERL tournaments in the context of smart cities.
A key novelty of the SciRoc project is the introduction of robots in smart cities in ERL challenges and, in particular, the ERL Smart Cities, whose aim is to show how robots will integrate in the cities of the future as physical agents living in them. This adds a new challenge to ERL, which will be pursued through the organisation of two Smart CIties RObotics Challenges (The SciRoc Challenges) in years 2019 and 2021.
Leveraging the functionalities developed within ERL Consumer, ERL Professional and ERL Emergency, robots will be required to cooperate with the smart city infrastructure and interact with its citizens, accomplishing tasks of different nature in different scenarios – assisting customers, providing professional services and supporting during emergency situations.
The first ERL Smart CIty RObotic Challenge (the SciRoc challenge) will be held in Milton Keynes (UK) from September 16th to September 22nd, 2019.
The challenge in focus on smart shopping, and robots will take part into one or more episodes. During each episode, robots will have to cooperate continuously with the digital infrastructure of the smart shopping mall (the centre:MK) in order to accomplish their tasks.
For more information on the competition, click here.
To see a full description of each episode, click on the respective names below. Please note that only a subset of episodes will be implemented for the competition, after collecting preferences during the Call for Expression of Interest period.
To send us your expression of interest, click here.
ERL local and major tournaments are based in Europe and are open to international participation. Teams will compete in three vibrant categories (ERL Consumer, ERL Professional, ERL Emergency) leveraging techniques from industrial, service and emergency robotics.
Competitors will engage in annual local tournaments organised by a consortium of Europe’s most prestigious robotics institutes. Biennial major tournaments will be held in smart cities, where robots from all three categories will come together to interact with the smart infrastructure in familiar urban settings.