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RoCKIn Competition 2014, November 26-30, 2014 (European Robotics Week)

RoCKIn is short for “Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics” and it is an EU-funded Coordination Action aiming at the promotion of research and education in Robotics through competitions (http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu).

After a successful sequence of two preparatory Camps where more than 70 students did their first steps towards building a team, RoCKIn is now announcing the RoCKIn Competition 2014, to be held in Toulouse in the mind-blowing spaces of the science museum "La Cité de L’Espace” (http://www.cite-espace.com/en), November 26-30, 2014.

RoCKIn addresses two challenges — RoCKIn@Home and RoCKIn@Work — that take inspiration from the corresponding RoboCup competitions, but focus on benchmarking and networked robot systems. Both challenges require basic navigation capabilities for mobile platforms, advanced (possibly distributed) perception, manipulation and human-robot interaction. RoCKIn@Home focuses on tasks that service robots execute in a real home environment, while the tasks to be performed in RoCKIn@Work target an industrial automation scenario. There will be two competition events during the project lifetime, both during the European Robotics Week, in November 2014 (Toulouse) and 2015 (Lisbon).

The rule books of the two challenges in the 2014 edition are available at http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu/rockin_home_rulebook.pdf and http://rockinrobotchallenge.eu/rockin_work_rulebook.pdf.

The schedule for the qualification process and the registration for RoCKIn Competition 2014 is as follows:

Schedule

- Application deadline: 23 May 2014 closed
- Decision on qualified teams: 09 June 2014
- Team registration open: 09 June 2014 - 1 July 2014 (for qualified teams only) closed