RoboCup@Home Education Challenge Mexico 2020

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.

Event Details

Organized by

RoboCup@Home Education Mexico RC


June 2 ~ 4, 2020


National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City


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 RoboCup Junior 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. Teams will be assisted remotely in preparation of the challenge with tutorials (possibly webinars) and assignment.


The hardware for the challenge is standardized.

  • Robot (TurtleBot2)
  • 3D/Vision Sensor (Xtion/Astra)
  • Laser Sensor (Hokuyo/RPlidar)

Other ROS-based platforms will be also accepted.


Teams need to consist of 2 to 4 students lead by one mentor. We expect teams formed by undergraduate students in any European university.

Tentative Program

June 2, 2020

  • Morning - Team and Hardware Setup
  • Afternoon - Speech Recognition and Synthesis, Computer Vision

June 3, 2020

  • Morning - Speech Recognition and Synthesis, People Detection
  • Afternoon - Navigation, Handout Challenge Tasks

June 4, 2020

  • Morning - Working on Challenge Tasks and Testing
  • Noon - Challenge


  • Hector Aviles | National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Robotics Mexican Federation (FMR), Mexico
  • Jesus Savage | National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and Robotics Mexican Federation (FMR), Mexico

Advisory Board

  • Luca Iocchi (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy)
  • Jeffrey Too Chuan Tan (Nankai University, China)