The European Robotics League local and major tournaments are based in Europe and are open to international participation. Teams will compete in three vibrant fields of robotics under the theme of smart urban enviroments. Competitors will engage in annual local tournaments organised by a consortium of Europe´s most prestigious robotics institutes.
Smart City Competition 2023
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ERL – Smart City competition in 2023
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 this year’s event.
Pedro U. Lima
Francisco Javier Pérez Grau
Antidio Viguria Jiménez
SPARC introduces the exciting new European Robotics League (ERL), now including a novel major tournament category: ERL Smart Cities, in addition to the on-going competitions, ERL Consumer (previously Service), ERL Professional (previously Industrial) and ERL Emergency Service Robots.
The ERL builds on the success of the EU-FP7/H2020 projects: RoCKIn, euRathlon, EuRoC and ROCKEU2 and is now run by the H2020 project SciRoc.
The European Robotics League is run by the SciRoc project, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement n° 780086. SciRoc is the consortium that will take the European Robotics League to a new level, led by a team from the University of the West of England, Bristol. (UK) with the following members:
- Hochschule Bonn-Rhein- Sieg (Germany)
- Fundacion Andaluza para el Desarrollo Espacial (Spain)
- NATO Science and Technology Organisation (Belgium)
- Eurobotics AISBL (Belgium),
- Associacao Do Instituto Superior Tecnico Para a Investigacao e Desenvolvimento (Portugal)
- The Open University (UK)
- Politecnico de Milano (Italy)
- Universita Degli Studi di Roma la Sapienza (Italy)
- Universitat Politecnica de Cataluya (Spain)
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Episodes announced for the 2nd ERL Smart Cities competition
The European Robotics League local and major tournaments are based in Europe and are open to international participation. Teams will compete in three vibrant fields of robotics under the theme of smart urban enviroments. Competitors will engage in annual local tournaments organised by a consortium of Europe´s most prestigious robotics institutes. The biennial SciRoc Challenge (also known as the ERL Smart Cities Robotics Challenge) will be held in Smart Cities across Europe, where robots from all three categories will come together to interact with the smart infrastructure in familiar urban settings.
These competitions aim at replicating consistent benchmarking results more than stating a winner of a single event, and have been designed to target three clear objectives: the European societal challenge of aging population, the strengthening of the European robotics service industry and to push the state of the art in autonomous systems for emergency response.
In addition, robot competitions meet educational needs and can serve as an excellent platform for developing the skills of future engineers and scientists, raising student awareness and understanding of applied research and development in robotics.
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