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Highlights from SciRoc 2021

The Winners of SciRoc 2021 Are Announced!

SciRoc 2021 took place at the historic Palazzo Re Enzo, from Monday 6th – Friday 10th September 2021. 13 international teams joined the competition. Given the restrictions and uncertainty around COVID-19, for 2021 we introduced remote participation options for teams who were unable to travel. We were thrilled to have 7 teams join us in […]

Stream SciRoc 2021 Live!

WATCH NOW: Stream the full SciRoc competition live! We have three streams available to cover all Episodes of the competition. Click on any stream below to begin watching: Stream 1: WATCH NOW Stream 2: WATCH NOW Stream 3: WATCH NOW Join in the conversation… Tweet us with any comments, questions, or encouragement for the teams! […]

SciRoc arrives in Bologna

SciRoc has officially arrived in Bologna! The competition will take place at Palazzo Re Enzo, in the main square and heart of Bologna. We are busy preparing the venue for our teams and audience arrival. The full competition will begin on Wednesday 8th September at 09.30 when our audience will join us at the historic […]

Full list of Sponsors confirmed for SciRoc 2021

We are thrilled to announce our full list of sponsors who join us for the 2nd edition of our Smart Cities Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) that will take place in Bologna, Italy in September. A special thanks to Università di Bologna, Fondazione Alma Mater and Fondazione Innovazione Urbana who have partnered with us on the 2021 […]

Our 2021 SciRoc Teams Are Confirmed!

Our call for registration is now closed and we’re thrilled to share the list of our 2021 participating teams. 16 international teams will join us to compete in the 2nd edition of our SciRoc Challenge. Given the year it’s been, and the difficulty and uncertainty around travel and making plans, teams have been offered the […]

PAL Robotics confirmed as Platinum Sponsors of the SciRoc event!

We’re thrilled to announce that PAL Robotics will sponsor the SciRoc event for the second year running! PAL played a huge role in the 1st edition of our Smart Cities Robotics Challenge held in Milton Keynes, in September 2019. View the full video from this event here. PAL Robotics will sponsor the 2nd edition of […]

Full registration for SciRoc 2021 is now open!

Full registration for SciRoc 2021 is now open! Teams can register via our online form. The deadline for registration is Tuesday 15th June, 2021 and all qualifying teams will be announced the following week. The second edition of our Smart City Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) will take place in the beautiful city of Bologna, Italy from the 6th – […]

Ready to take on SCIROC 2021?

SMART CITIES ROBOTICS CHALLENGE (SCIROC) 2021 : Call for interest now open! Deadline: Friday 30th April 2021. After the outstanding success of our first Smart Cities Robotics Challenge in Milton Keynes, UK, in which we estimate to have shown the state of the art in European robotics to around 650,000 people, we’re now seeking participants […]

Episodes released for SciRoc 2021!

The 2nd Smart City event is set to take place this coming September in Bologna, Italy. This year, the challenge will be focused around the theme of ‘Smart Inclusion’ and, as with our first SciRoc event, will be divided into a series of episodes, each consisting of a task to be performed through addressing specific […]

Bologna confirmed as Smart City host for SciRoc 2021!

We are thrilled to announce that the second edition of our Smart City Robotics Challenge (SciRoc) will take place in the beautiful city of Bologna, Italy from the 6th – 11th September 2021. Following the success of the first Smart City challenge hosted by Milton Keynes, UK in 2019, the second edition of SciRoc will […]

Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium and SciRoc Camp

The Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar Memorial Symposium and the SciRoc Camp will be held from Monday 21 September to Friday 25 September, 2020. The symposium is a week long summit of robotics talks to commemorate the life of Prof. Dr. Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar (1961 — 2019). Experts in various fields of robotics, from around the world, […]

Full program announced for ERF 2020 Workshop

We are happy to announce the full program of the Workshop “Empowering robotics research and tech transfer via competitions” taking place on 5th March from 8:30 to 10:00 and 10:45 to 12:15 at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain, Room 4. http://erf2020.eu Part 1 program includes presentations from different competitions around the […]

Join us at the European Robotics Forum this March!

We are very excited to invite you to join us at our workshop: Empowering Robotics Research and Tech Transfer via Competitions, taking place at the European Robotics Forum (ERF) 2020 in Málaga, Spain on Thursday 5 March. The workshop will be split into two parts: 8:30-10:00 and 10:45-12:15. The first part is organised by members […]

Re-live the Action from the Sciroc Challenge with the SciRoc-Replay Application

Following the success of the recent SciRoc Challenge, the team at The Open University have been analysing the wealth of data that were exchanged between the robots taking part in the competition trials and the MK Data Hub over the course of the week. The MK Data Hub is a data infrastructure that supports the […]