Tag Archives: Smart Cities and Robotics

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 […]

Agnese’s presentation at KR 2020 tops the charts

The 17th International Conference on Principles of Knowledge Representation and Reasoning (KR 2020) was held virtually on September 12-18. This year, a special track was devoted to research contributions at the intersection of Knowledge Representation and Robotics. 25% of the submissions to this special track were accepted as full papers. Agnese Chiatti, together with supervisors […]

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, […]

Agnese secures 2nd place at the 2020 OU poster competition

Great result of Agnese Chiatti, PhD student in KMi and member of the Intelligent Systems and Data Science group, at the 15th Edition of the Postgraduate Research Student Poster Competition, which was held earlier today at The Open University. Agnese submitted a poster entitled “Robots with Common Sense – Improving Sensemaking in Service Robotics”, which was ranked 2nd out of 39 […]

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 […]

Robotics competition looks for new European host city for 2021!

In September 2019, Milton Keynes, UK successfully hosted the first Smart City Robotics competition ‘SciRoc’ funded by the H2020 EU programme. The aim of the competition is to highlight the huge potential for the development of robotic applications in the context of a Smart City. The first SciRoc challenge was held in a Milton Keynes shopping […]

Watch the video from the 2019 SciRoc Challenge!

Well… what an event! A huge thank you to all of our sponsors, teams, volunteers and members of the public for getting involved and supporting the 2019 SciRoc Challenge, and to Milton Keynes for hosting us. We were thrilled to see so many people participating, asking questions, interacting with the robots and getting as excited […]

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 […]