RoboCup@Home Education Challenge Spain 2020 Madrid

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 Spain RC


April 28 ~ 30, 2020


Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Telecomunicaciones (Rey Juan Carlos University), Fuenlabrada, Madrid, Spain


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

April 28, 2020

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

April 29, 2020

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

April 30, 2020

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

Call for Participation

Teams interested in participating to the challenge should fill a the inscription form in

Deadline for submission: February 15, 2020.

Selected teams will be notified by March 1, 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.

Best teams may be selected to attend the European Challenge in Portugal (May 21-24) or the International Challenge in Bordeaux.


  • Francisco Martín Rico (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
  • Jonathan Ginés Clavero (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
  • David Vargas Frutos (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)
  • José Miguel Guerrero Hernández (Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain)

Advisory Board

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