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Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

SMART CITIES ROBOTICS CHALLENGE (SCIROC) 2021 : Call for interest now open! Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021. After the outstanding success of our first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge in Milton Keynes, UK, in which we estimate to have shown the state of the art in European robotics to around 650,000 people, we’re now seeking participants […]

Successful Conclusion to the MK:5G Project

A final virtual consortium meeting celebrated the successful conclusion of the MK:5G project, a flagship city initiative centred around the deployment of 5G technologies in Milton Keynes. In particular, MK:5G has deployed a dedicated 5G infrastructure for the city and an associated Data Exchange facility. KMi’s contribution to the project centers on the design and implementation of […]

E04: Delivery of Emergency Medicines

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. Delivery of medicines to isolated persons and accompany to medical centre. A medicine is ordered by a person in Bologna that cannot go out […]

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

The 2nd Smart City event is set to take place this coming September in Bologna, Italy. This year, the challenge will be focused around the theme of ‘Smart Inclusion’ and, as with our first SciRoc event, will be divided into a series of episodes, each consisting of a task to be performed through addressing specific […]

E03: Shopping Cart

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General description Episode 3 aims at evaluating the capability of a robot to interact with one challenging device found in environments designed for humans: the shopping […]

E05: Pick & Pack

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. This episode addresses the problem of picking products from a storage container and placing them on a designated shelf. The chosen domain is the […]

E02: Sign Language Generation / Interpretation

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. A specific challenge for the robot operating in a coffee shop that we aim to explore is the interaction through sign languages developed by […]

E01: Coffee Shop

This episode will be part of the 2021 competition. For a detailed and up to date description please refer to the official rule book (to be released in April). General Description. In this episode the robot will assist the staff of a coffee shop to take care of their customers. The robot is required to […]

READ-IT Dutch chatbot launched (10.03.2021)

The READ-IT project team are delighted to announce the launch of the Dutch version of our chatbot. The chatbot asks you a series of five different prompt questions, to encourage you to share your thoughts and responses about your reading habits, tastes and preferences. It is available via a web browser, as well as the […]

Springer Nature and KMi extend their strategic collaboration until March 2022

KMi’s Scholarly Knowledge Mining team (SKM) and Springer Nature have formally agreed to extend their strategic collaboration agreement until March 2022. The new contract defines the latest chapter in a highly successful strategic partnership, which started back in 2014 and has since gone from strength to strength. During these years the SKM team has established itself has one of […]