Tag Archives: Smart Cities and Robotics

Meet HanS: the Health & Safety Robot Inspector

In this video, the Health & Safety robot inspector under development at ISDS, which is called HanS, is navigating KMi searching for a set of relevant everyday objects. The robot’s location on the map can be followed on the top-right display. Its predictions of the object classes and locations (i.e., the rectangular bounding boxes enclosing […]

Images from the SciRoc Challenge

Below is a selection of photos from the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Congratulations to the winners of the 1st SciRoc Challenge, held in Milton Keynes (UK) on September 18-21, 2019 Episode 3 – Deliver Coffee Shop Orders: Leeds Autonomous Service Robots – LASR (University of Leeds, UK) Episode 4 – Take the elevator: Gentlebots (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain) Episode 7 – Shopping pick and pack: b-it-bots […]

Public Q&A Friday 20th Sept: Scared or excited about the future of AI?

Experts in Artificial Intelligence (AI) from around Europe are coming to Milton Keynes this week and will be taking part in a Question-Time type debate with the general public. Surveys carried out in the UK and across Europe show that the public are excited by the possibilities of robotics and AI, but also concerned about […]

SciRoc paper accepted for presentation at the the IEEE-Roman 2019 conference

As part of the SciRoc project, a team of researchers from La Sapienza University in Rome (Lun Wang, Luca Iocchi, Andrea Marrella and Daniele Nardi) has developed a dedicated questionnaire to investigate customers’ perceptions with respect to Episode 4 from the upcoming SciRoc challenge, which will take place in Milton Keynes on September 16-22, 2019. […]

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 Central Milton Keynes, showcasing robotics technology and advertising the forthcoming ERL Smart CIty RObotic Challenge, which will be held in Milton Keynes on 16-21 […]

The official sponsors for the 2019 SciRoc Challenge 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 Development of humanoid robots, provides a platform for companies, universities and end-customers at all levels to customise, based on their daily tasks.   The competition will be hosted […]

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 Development of humanoid robots, provides a platform for companies, universities and end-customers at all levels to customise, based on their daily tasks.   The competition will be hosted […]

SciRoc Challenge Call for Participation closed

The call for participation to the world’s first smart city robot competition was officially closed on June 30th. 15 teams from 8 countries will be competing across 5 different robotic tasks (or episodes). Episode 3 – Coffee shop order delivery This episode, sponsored by Costa Coffee, will see robot waiters attempting to manage order deliveries in […]

SciRoc Challenge Call for Participation closed – Who are the participating teams?

The call for participation to the world’s first smart city robot competition was officially closed on June 30th. 15 teams from 8 countries will be competing across 5 different robotic tasks (or episodes). Episode 3 – Coffee shop order delivery This episode, sponsored by Costa Coffee, will see robot waiters attempting to manage order deliveries in […]