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SciRoc is a EU-H2020 funded project supporting the European Robotics League (ERL), whose aim is to bring 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 2019 and 2021.

Leveraging the functionalities developed within the other challenges of the European Robotics League (ERL Consumer, ERL Professional and ERL Emergency), robots will be required to cooperate with a simulated smart city infrastructure and interact with its citizens, accomplishing tasks such as assisting customers, providing professional services and supporting during emergency situations. 

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Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

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The 1st SciRoc challenge

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 focuses on smart shopping and is divided into five episodes, each consisting in a task to be performed through addressing specific research challenges. During each episode, robots will have to cooperate continuously with a simulated digital infrastructure of a smart shopping mall, in order to accomplish their tasks. Teams are expected to participate in one or more episodes according to their research interests. For more details, click here.

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E03 – Deliver coffee shop orders

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E04 – Take the elevator

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E07 – Shopping pick and pack

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E10 – Open the door

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E12 – Fast delivery of emergency pills

The European Robotics League

ERL local and major tournaments are based in Europe and are open to international participation. Teams have traditionally competed in three categories (ERL Consumer, ERL Professional, ERL Emergency) leveraging techniques from industrial, service and emergency robotics. To these three categories we have now added a new challenge, ERL Smart Cities, which offers a unique opportunity to demonstrate the benefits of using a variety of types of robots in different living contexts. The ERL Smart Cities Robotics Challenge will take place every two years and will showcase how robots can operate in urban environments to provide services to citizens. The first such tournament will take place in Milton Keynes, UK, on 18-21 September, 2019.

Please visit https://sciroc.eu/challenge-description/ to learn more about the first ERL Smart City Robotic Challenge and https://www.eu-robotics.net/robotics_league/ to find out more about the activities of the European Robotics League.

 

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ERL Smart Cities

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ERL Consumer

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ERL Professional

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ERL Emergency

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