RoboCup@Home Education Online Challenge 2020

SAFETY FIRST

All the proposed activities must be performed in compliance with local regulations and safety procedures, specially those related to COVID-19 limitations. Students are invited to work and interact remotely with organizers of the challenge and among themselves. We hope everyone can continue RoboCup development and challenges while keeping safe and healthy at home.

RoboCup@Home Education Online Challenge 2020

Despite the postponement of the RoboCup 2020 event, our committee is taking extra efforts to plan new forms of activities to keep our community together while upholding our educational mission. In order to continue promoting learning at home amid the current global pandemic situation, we propose to initiate a new RoboCup@Home Education online event that includes a series of robot building short courses for beginners via online classroom, technical video challenge and live streaming of remote participation online challenge. We hope everyone can continue RoboCup development and challenges while keeping safe and healthy at home.

With that, we are proud to announce the RoboCup@Home Education Online Challenge 2020!

Event Details

Organized by

  • RoboCup@Home Education OC

Date

  • Online Classroom: April 16 ~ May 21, 2020
  • Technical Video Challenge: June 10, 2020
  • Online Challenge: RoboCup week (June 24 ~ 28, 2020)

Venue

  • Online

Rules

RoboCup@Home Education Challenge 2020 Rules

*** The purpose of the Education Challenge is to open participation for everyone, especially novice and non-expert participants with no past experience. Although we don’t conduct the qualification procedure this time, we will comply with the Eligibility and Qualification policy in the Rules 2020 in the reviews of the challenges. ***

Categories

Open Platform (OP) [Custom Build Robots]

  • Open category
  • Junior category

Standard Platform (SP) [Pepper Robot]

  • Open category
  • Junior category

Awards

MathWorks Awards

Pepper Awards by SoftBank Robotics

Jupiter Robot Awards

*** Thank you our sponsors for the awards! ***

Schedule

Online Classroom

Open Platform Online Classroom [English]

  • Every Thursday 10:00~ (GMT+8) | Apr 16 ~ May 21, 2020

Standard Platform Pepper 2.9 Online Classroom [English]

  • Every Thursday 19:00~ (GMT+8) | Apr 16 ~ May 21, 2020

Open Platform Online Classroom [Chinese]

  • Every Wednesday 19:00~ (GMT+8) | Apr 22 ~ May 20, 2020

Standard Platform Pepper 2.5 Online Classroom [Chinese]

  • Every Tuesday 19:00~ (GMT+8) | Apr 28 ~ May 26, 2020

OP & SP Online Support Session [Italian]

SP Pepper 2.9 Online Support Session [English]

Robot Development Support

  • Team development: May 21 ~ June 1, 2020
  • Submission of review materials: June 1, 2020
  • Robot and video support: June 1 ~ June 10, 2020

Technical Video Challenge

  • Submission: June 10, 2020
  • Review: June 10 ~ 15, 2020

Online Challenge (Finals)

  • Date: RoboCup week (June 24 ~ 28, 2020)
    • Setup day
    • Finals (Live streaming)


How to Participate

Step 1 - Entry Application and Online Classroom

Fill in and submit the online entry form below (one per team). Try the backup form if you are not able to access the first one. If you still have any difficulty submitting online, please contact oc@robocupathomeedu.org.

Online Entry Form: https://forms.gle/UBREeC1xTCVQ9wr78

Online Entry Form (backup): https://www.wjx.cn/jq/72082120.aspx

Attend the online classroom especially for beginners to learn how to develop for the online challenge at home. If you couldn't attend the classes or the class timing is not suitable for your region, there are also recorded videos and class notes posted after each class. Make full use of the materials to learn robot development at home.

Online Challenge 2020 Online Classroom: https://www.robocupathomeedu.org/learn/online-classroom/online-challenge-2020

Step 1.5 - Robot Development Support (Optional)

*For teams who do not have / not able to access own robot*

  • Learn robot development from the online classroom and support materials. Develop robot with simple hardware and simulator at home.
  • Produce videos and documentation to prove robot development.
  • Submit source code and all supporting materials for review.
  • If selected, our robot sponsors (SoftBank Robotics and Jupiter Robot) will support robot executions and video recordings.

Step 2 - Technical Video Challenge

Develop your robot and produce a technical video showing your best robot performance. You can develop your robot based on the following themes (either one):

  • Solving the competition tasks in the Rules 2020.
  • Open scenario based on the Finals in the Rules 2020.
  • Robot applications to address the current COVID-19 pandemic situation (based on Finals in the Rules 2020).

After submitting the entry application, please prepare the Technical Video Challenge Materials and submit by email to oc@robocupathomeedu.org before the following due date.

Due of Technical Video Challenge Materials Submission: June 10, 2020

Technical Video Challenge Materials

  1. Technical Video: Video showing the best robot performance.
  2. Video Description Paper: Technical description and photo of the robot system and operation in the video.

** Video Description Paper: Free format, maximum A4 size 4 pages.

** Please host the video online and submit only the link.

** The email subject should be: [@HomeEDUOnline2020-Video] (Your Team Name)

** Submit by email to oc@robocupathomeedu.org

Step 3 - Online Challenge (Finals)

The Technical Video Challenge entries will be reviewed to select teams for the final Online Challenge. Selected teams will give presentation and robot demonstration remotely via live streaming for the Online Challenge during the RoboCup week.

Important Dates

Entry Application: April 1 ~ June 10, 2020

Online Classroom: April 16 ~ May 21, 2020

Due of Technical Video Challenge Materials Submission: June 10, 2020

Technical Video Challenge Review: June 10 ~ 15, 2020

Online Challenge: June 24 ~ 28, 2020

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