RoCKIn is an EU project that will be run over the next three years, consisting of robot competitions, symposiums, educational RoCKIn camps and technology transfer workshops. Our mission is to act as a catalyst for smarter, more dependable robots. We are doing this by building upon the principles of challenge-driven innovation laid down by RoboCup, facilitating cognitive and networked robot systems' testing, and streamlining research and development through standardised testbeds and benchmarks. For this we have two challenges which will run concurrently in 2014 and 2015 with an introductory event to be held in June 2013. These challenges were selected due to their high relevance and impact on Europe's societal and industrial needs.
This challenge focuses on domestic service robots: robots that have enhanced networking and cognitive abilities and are able to perform socially useful tasks such as supporting the impaired and the elderly. We believe that this is the future of care and through this challenge we hope to contribute to an improved quality of life for the people of Europe.Learn More >>
This challenge looks for innovative robot applications in industry: robots that are better able to work interactively with humans, have reduced initial programming requirements and enhanced physics simulation capabilities. We believe fostering these developments is essential to ensuring the continued commercial competitiveness of industry within Europe.
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The Call for Participation for RoCKIn Competition 2014 has now been released. Following two successful preparatory...Learn More >>