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[Austria] RoboCup @Home Education Challenge @ RCJ Austrian Open 2020

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          RoboCup@Home Education Challenge
          RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2020

                April 23 - 25, 2020
                Eisenstadt, Austria
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The RoboCup@Home Education Challenge will be conducted in a Workshop+Competition format to encourage participation also of inexperienced teams. 
The workshop will include lectures on how to build and program a service robot for RoboCup@Home related tasks and how to solve the competition tasks.
VENUE

Pädagogische Hochschule Burgenland (University of Teacher Education Burgenland)
Eisenstadt, Austria

Co-located RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2020:
https://robocupjunior.at

AIM
RoboCup@Home Education is an educational initiative that promotes educational efforts to promote access to modern technologies such as computer vision, 
speech understanding, or machine learning and to boost RoboCup@Home participation and service robot development. The aim is to narrow the technological 
gap between RoboCupJunior and RoboCup Major leagues. RoboCup@Home Education activities started 2015 with various workshops and competitions around the 
globe. The workshop audiences range from inexperienced high school students to freshmen in engineering programs at university level. In order to provide 
a soft start the competitions are blended with preparation workshops.
HARDWARE
The hardware for the challenge is standardized. 
  • Robot (TurtleBot2)
  • 3D/Vision Sensor (Kinect/Xtion/Astra)
  • Robot Arm
TEAMS
Teams need to consist of 2 to 4 students lead by one mentor. The same age limits apply as for the regular participation in the 
RoboCupJunior Austrian Open.
TENTATIVE PROGRAM
  • April 23 2020 Morning - Team and Hardware Setup
  • Afternoon - Speech Recognition and Synthesis, Computer Vision
  • April 24 2020 Morning - Speech Recognition and Synthesis, People Detection
  • Afternoon - Navigation, Handout Challenge Tasks
  • April 25 2020 Morning - Working on Challenge Tasks and Testing
  • Noon - Challenge
REGISTRATION

The fee for the participation is the same as for the regular participation in the RoboCupJunior Austrian Open 2020.
MORE DETAILS

Further information about the challenge can be found here: http://www.robocupathomeedu.org/challenges/robocup-home-education-challenge-rcj-austrian-open-2020
Material for the preparation can be found here: http://www.robocupathomeedu.org/learn
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION
Teams interested in participating to the challenge should send the following information in an email with subject 
"RoboCup@Home Education Challenge 2020 - Team Application" to athome-edu@robocupjunior.at.
  • Team Name:
  • Affiliation/School:
  • Mentor's Name:
  • Mentor's Email:
  • Number of Team Members:
  • Team Has Its Own Hardware: [Yes/No]
  • A Brief Summary of Motivation and Previous Experience:
Deadline for submission: February 15, 2020. Selected teams will be notified by February 28, 2020.
Teams will be selected based on their motivation and previous experience and diversity of schools and regions. We intend to accept up to 5 teams without 
own hardware and up to 3 additional teams with their own hardware.

ORGANIZERS
  • Gerald Steinbauer (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Johannes Kranabetter (Graz University of Technology, Austria)
  • Christoph Wurzinger (HTL Weiz, Austria)
ADVISORY BOARD
  • Luca Iocchi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Jeffrey Too Chuan Tan (Nankai University, China)