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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 […]

Bologna confirmed as Smart City host for SciRoc 2021!

We are thrilled to announce that the second edition of our Smart City Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) will take place in the beautiful city of Bologna, Italy from the 6th – 11th September 2021. Following the success of the first Smart City challenge hosted by Milton Keynes, UK in 2019, the second edition of SciRoc will […]

Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium and SciRoc Camp

The Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium and the SciRoc Camp will be held from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September, 2020. The symposium is a week long summit of robotics talks to commemorate the life of Prof. Dr. Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar (1961 — 2019). Experts in various fields of robotics, from around the world, […]

Full program announced for ERF 2020 Workshop

We are happy to announce the full program of the Workshop “Empowering robotics research and tech transfer via competitions” taking place on 5th March from 8:30 to 10:00 and 10:45 to 12:15 at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain, Room 4. http://erf2020.eu Part 1 program includes presentations from different competitions around the […]

Join us at the European Robotics Forum this March!

We are very excited to invite you to join us at our workshop: Empowering Robotics Research and Tech Transfer via Competitions, taking place at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain on Thursday 5 March. The workshop will be split into two parts: 8:30-10:00 and 10:45-12:15. The first part is organised by members […]

Re-live the Action from the Sciroc Challenge with the SciRoc-Replay Application

Following the success of the recent SciRoc Challenge, the team at The Open University have been analysing the wealth of data that were exchanged between the robots taking part in the competition trials and the MK Data Hub over the course of the week. The MK Data Hub is a data infrastructure that supports the […]