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[India] RoboCup @Home Education Challenge India 2020

Workshop & Competition on Domestic Service Robotics
Delhi-NCR, India 2020

[Date] 17th - 19th January 2020
[Venue] TBD
[Address] TBD
RoboCup@Home Education is an educational initiative that promotes educational efforts to boost RoboCup@Home participation and service robot development. We have started @Home Education activities since 2015, organized various competitions in Japan Open 2015, 2016, 2017, and RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017, which generated more than 10 new teams with more than 50 participants in @Home participation. As an educational effort, since 2016 we have also conducted more than 8 workshops in domestic Japan and overseas. The workshop audiences were ranging from 20~70 participants, not limited to technical university students, but also inexperienced high school students and the general public.

On December 2017, in collaboration with MathWorks, we had organized the Education Challenge at RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2017 Bangkok, in a combined workshop and competition event. It was a great success in transforming totally inexperienced participants to be able to build a robot and ace the competition. We had obtained a bigger success in RoboCup 2018 Montreal, where a total of 11 teams over 40 participants from 9 different countries had taken part in the event. With this inspiring motivation, we have organized this event in the RoboCup 2019 Sydney for the participation from the worldwide RoboCup community.

RoboCup@Home Education @ RoboCup 2018 Montreal
RoboCup@Home Education Challenge 2018 @ RoboCup 2018 Montreal


<Tentative Schedule>

Workshop & Competition (January 17 (Fri) ~ 19 (Sun), 2020)
1/17 (Fri)
- 09:00~10:00 Introduction, Team Setup
10:00~12:00 Workshop 1 Speech, Vision
13:00~15:00 Team Development
- 15:00~17:00 Competition 1 Speech and Person Recognition
- 17:00~18:00 Team Development

1/18 (Sat)
- 09:00~10:00 Team Setup
- 10:00~12:00 Workshop 2 Navigation
13:00~15:00 Team Development
- 15:00~17:00 Competition 2 Help-me-carry
17:00~18:00 Finals Preparation

1/19 (Sun)
09:00~11:00 Competition 3 Junior Teams Finals (Demo and Presentation)
- 11:00~12:00 Team Setup
13:00~15:00 Competition 3 Open Teams Finals (Demo and Presentation)


<Workshop>

Workshop Contents

We will conduct a hands-on workshop to guide the participants to build the robot for the competition. Prior experience in robot building is not required. However, some basic programming skill is needed. You can refer to our online courseware to get some ideas on the contents of the workshop, RoboCup@Home Education Open Courseware for Service Robotics.

Workshop in Education Challenge @ RCAP 2017

Robot Hardware
The teams are free to develop own robot (based on the Turtlebot 2 platform) for participation in the event.

Required components for the robot are:
  • Robot (TurtleBot2)
  • Sensor (Kinect/Xtion/Astra)
  • Laptop
Recommended components that teams can use to expand their robot are:
  • Emergency stop button
  • Speakers
  • Microphone
Robot Platform for the Workshop
Robot Platform for the Workshop

PC and Software
The participating teams are required to prepare own computing device (laptop) for the robot. Please prepare AT LEAST ONE laptop per team prior to the competition.
- Minimum requirements: 2 USB ports (or with USB hub), built-in microphone and speaker (better with external)
- PC environment: Linux Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
- Download, install and activate MATLAB R2019b (complimentary software license by MathWorks)

*** 1. Check System Requirements for MATLAB R2019b. https://www.mathworks.com/support/sysreq.html
*** 2. Go to the RoboCup support page and request a complimentary software license. This should be started soon so things are ready. The steps to install and activate MATLAB will be emailed to you once the license is approved, and each team member should use the same information. https://www.mathworks.com/academia/student-competitions/robocup.html

Competition of Education Challenge @ RCAP 2017
Competition in Education Challenge @ RCAP 2017


<Competition>

The competition tasks based on RoboCup@Home rulebook are being finalized. They will be posted here shortly!


<Registration>

Competition Categories
  • Open category (AT LEAST ONE member above 19 years old)
  • Junior category (ALL members under 19 years old)

Event Application
Fill in and submit the online entry form linked below (one per team). If you have any difficulty to submit online, please contact oc@robocupathomeedu.org


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