Workshop + Competition Events

RoboCup@Home Education Challenge

The RoboCup@Home Education Challenge is an educational competition platform to cultivate beginner teams for RoboCup@Home challenges. The unique Workshop+Competition format effectively boosts novice participants for challenging service robot development and AI learning within an event time. Hosted locally and internationally, by the community, and for the community.

Open Participation for All

The purpose of the Education Challenge is to open the participation for everyone, especially novice and non-expert participants with no past experience. Our communities around the world are hosting Education Challenge at various levels, from national events within countries, to regional events covering Asia-Pacific, Europe and Americas, and international events usually hosted in the annual international RoboCup events.

The organization and challenge details vary among the events, based on the local organizer conditions and requirements. Please refer to the individual challenge event page for more details.

Robot Platforms and Categories

There are 2 types of robot platforms in the Education Challenge: Open Platform and Standard Platform.

Under each platform, it is further divided into Open category for any age level of participants, and Junior category for teams with all members under 19 years old.

Hands-on Workshops

We conduct hands-on workshops to guide the participants to build the robot for the competition. Prior experience in robot building is not required. However, some basic programming skills are needed.

To facilitate totally inexperienced participants to join the event, we are providing (in sharing manner) basic robot building materials for qualified beginner teams to work for the workshop development and competition.

Competition Rules

We are running the competition and adapting similar rules from RoboCup@Home's official rulebook, in order to maintain the standard of the development. However, we are also selecting tasks that are more relevant for novice teams development, and formulating more suitable assessment approach for the educational purpose. Please refer to the individual challenge event page for the detailed rules.

Robot Platforms

Open Platform (OP)

Custom Build Robots

Standard Platform (SP)

Pepper Robot by SoftBank Robotics

List of Education Challenges

International events

Regional events

National events