RoCKIn2015, the second and major competition event in the EU-funded robotics project RoCKIn, was held in Lisbon from 21-23 November 2015. The event was open free-of-charge to the public, who got the chance to see state-of-the-art robots autonomously perform challenging tasks in realistic domestic and industrial environments. The competition was hosted in the striking 'Portugal Pavilion' and Lisbon's premier science museum - 'The Pavilion of Knowledge'. Both are situated within Parque das Nações, one of Lisbon's most prestigious leisure areas, boasting an array of restaurants, bars, museums and expansive green spaces all within a 5km stretch along the river Tagus.
Teams from around the world will took to the RoCKIn@Work and RoCKIn@Home arenas to showcase their robotic engineering prowess in front of a live audience, including renowned robotics experts and senior officials from the European Commission. Robots were put to the test through scenarios, tasks and, benchmarking criteria that are highly relevant to real world processes and conducive for developing the smarter, more dependable robots RoCKIn strives for. Further details on the Challenges can be found in the RoCKIn@Home Rulebook + Nutshell document and the RoCKIn@Work Rulebook + Nutshell document.
Congratulations to our winners! You can find out who they are by clicking the 'Results' tab above.
Watch the RoCKIn2015 winners videos here:
TBM1: homer | TBM2: SocRob | TBM3: SocRob
Watch a timelapse video of Day 3 on the RoCKIn@Work arena here.
The Portugal Pavilion hosted the RoCKIn@Home and RoCKIn@Work arenas and is where the competitive activities and demonstrations took place.
The opening and closing ceremonies, along with various satellite events throughout the three days, was held in The Pavilion of Knowledge.
With the help of our partners, we ran three satellite events as part of RoCKIn2015.
Organized by Madeeli, the main focus of this workshop was bringing together innovative Portuguese robotics companies, along with end-users and investors, to help establish a Robotics Cluster in Portugal and provide opportunities for technology transfer - making academic research into industrial products. Find out more here.
Following on from the successful First Iberian Robotics Conference that was held in Madrid in 2013, this conference showcased successful applications of robotics research and development in the Iberian Peninsula, as well as other places around the world. Find out more here.
This meeting was to discuss how RoCKIn's work on benchmarking and designing robot competitions can be integrated into RoboCup. This meeting is not open to the public.
|BARC||University of Birmingham||Birmingham, United Kingdom||Link|
|Donaxi@HOME||Universidad Popular Autonóma del Estado de Puebla||Puebla, Mexico||Link|
|EARS@HOME||Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)||Erlangen, Germany||Link|
|homer@UniKoblenz||University of Koblenz-Landau||Koblenz, Germany||Link|
|Pumas||Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico||Mexico, D.F, Mexico||Link|
|ROSolution||Piraeus University of Applied Sciences||Piraeus, Greece|
|SocRob@home||Institute for Systems and Robotics, Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal||Lisbon, Portugal||Link|
|Trinity Robotics||Trinity College Dublin||Dublin, Ireland||Link|
|ursus-team||Robolab, University of Extremadura||Cáceres, Spain||Link|
|Watermelon Project||University of León||León, Spain||Link|
|b-it-bots||Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences||Sankt Augustin, Germany||Link|
|smARTLab@work||University of Liverpool||Liverpool, United Kingdom||Link|
|SPQR@Work||Sapienza University of Rome||Rome, Italy||Link|