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In line with its aim to boost European Robotics Leagues (ERL) activity, euRobotics is pleased to announce that a SmartCity competition will take place during 18th – 21st September 2023 in Milton Keynes, UK. 

The MK Smart City Robotics Competition follows a series of previous competitions which were organised under the SciRoc project, including a competition in Milton Keynes in 2019 and another in Bologna, Italy, in 2021. 

Teams from universities and companies alike are invited and positively encouraged to take part in next year’s event. 

The scenarios or ‘episodes’ for the competition are now being planned and will be published soon. At the present time, the episodes will include:  

  • Delivery Coffee shop 
  • Open the door 
  • Take the elevator  
  • A shopping ‘pick and pack’ 
  • And more.  

Hosting the event for a second time is centre:mk, a leading shopping destination at the heart of Milton Keynes, one of the UK’s newest and fastest growing Smart Cities.  

The MK Smart City Robotics Competition is supported by a range of public, academic and commercial partners, notably Milton Keynes Council, centre:mk, Cranfield University, University of Buckingham and Costa, with more supporters to be announced. 

For sponsorship opportunities, contact 

Team organisers should note that set-up and dismantling will take place during the days immediately before and after the event dates shown above. 

More information will follow in the coming months. Meanwhile, check out the ERL website for more competitions and events. You can find more information about the previous competition here.