RoboCup@Work Camp 2012

Motivation

RoboCup@Work is currently being set up as a novel league within the international RoboCup competition. It aims to foster research and development that enables the use of mobile manipulators for future industrial applications, where robots cooperate with human workers for complex tasks ranging from manufacturing, automation, and parts handling to general logistics. The main scientific scope of the new league is on scalable and robust mobile manipulation inspired by real-world industrial challenges, including navigation, object recognition, manipulation, and planning.

Objectives

In order to support community building from the very first and to foster league development, we intend to organize the first international RoboCup@Work Camp. As shown in other major RoboCup leagues one key factor to accelerate research and development is collaboration. The camp's goal is to encourage the collaboration between teams, technical committee, and organizers. The camp will bootstrap this collaboration through opportunities to discuss rules, scientific challenges, and to specify a common software infrastructure participating teams can build on. The camp has a strong experimental and hands-on character, where software is developed towards its use and re-use for the @Work competition.

Dates

May 07-11, 2012

Location

Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences
Department of Computer Science
Grantham-Allee 20
53757 Sankt Augustin, Germany

How to find us

Program

Monday
10:00Welcome and objectives of the camp (Nico Hochgeschwender)
10:15RoboCup@Work: a new league (Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar)
11:00Coffee break
11:15The KUKA youBot (Walter Nowak)
12:00The youBot API (Jan Paulus)
12:30Lunch
13:30Hands-on youBot
15:30Coffee break, cake, and presentation of team objectives
16:30Hands-on youBot
20:00Come together
Tuesday
09:00A basic "fetch&carry" architecture for the youBot (Frederik Hegger)
09:30Teaching with the youBot (Johannes Gaa)
10:00Coffee break
10:30Simulation in @Work (Marc Wollenweber)
11:00Open Discussion "Towards a baseline system (workplan for the week)"
12:30Lunch
13:30hands-on
Wednesday
09:00BRICS Component Model and BRIDE (Nico Hochgeschwender)
09:30Variability in the BRICS Integrated Development Environment (Luca Gherardi)
09:30Adaptive, fault-tolerant environment perception in distributed applications (Sebastian Zug)
10:00Coffee break
10:30hands-on
Thursday
09:00BRICS_3D (Sebastian Blumenthal)
09:30BRICS_MM (Walter Nowak)
10:00Coffee break
10:30hands-on
Friday
09:00tbd
10:00Coffee break
10:30hands-on

Support and Registration

We have funding available to support traveling of interested participants. Please contact the organisers for further details and for registration.

Organisers

Press release and pictures

Press release
Pictures