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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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SciRoc at MK Futures 2050

The SciRoc team (specifically, Matthew Studley and Mark Wilson from UWE and Enrico Motta, Ian Pulford, Gianluca Bardaro and Agnese Chiatti from the OU) are currently camping in Middleton Hall in...

The official sponsors are announced!

The official sponsors are announced!

The 2019 SciRoc Challenge will involve several industrial and academic partners.   PAL Robotics is on-board for the project-level organisation. This company, leader in the Research and...

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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 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.

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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

Partners

University of the West of England, Bristol Logo
Hochschule Bonn-Rhein- Sieg (Germany) Logo
Fundacion Andaluza para el Desarrollo Espacial Logo
NATO Science and Technology Organisation Logo
Eurobotics AISBL Logo
Associacao Do Instituto Superior Tecnico Para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimento Logo
The Open University Logo
Politecnico de Milano Logo
Universita Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza Logo
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya Logo

Sponsors

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Ocado Technology Logo
Cranfield University Logo
Milton Keynes Council Logo
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