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 research challenges.

We are thrilled to announce the episodes that will make up this year’s challenge:

Episode 1: Coffee Shop
In this episode the robot will assist the staff of a coffee shop to take care of their customers.

Episode 2: Sign Language Generation / Interpretation
A specific challenge for the robot operating in a coffee shop which will be explored in Episode 2 is the interaction through sign languages.

Episode 3: Shopping Cart
Episode 3 aims to evaluate the capability of a robot to interact with one challenging device found in environments designed for humans: the shopping cart.

Episode 4: Emergency Delivery of Medicines
Episode 4 challenges the robot to deliver emergency medicines to isolated citizens and, if required, to accompany them to a medical centre.

Episode 5: Pick & Pack
This episode addresses the problem of picking products from a storage container and placing them on a designated shelf.

All episodes’ offer teams the ability to participate in person or remotely, in case travel to Bologna is not permitted. Full rule books containing a detailed description for each episode will be released in April.

Call for interest

For anyone that is interested in taking part in this year’s SciRoc Challenge, our call for interested teams is now open! Register your interest via our online form by 30th April 2021.

📢 SciRoc Teams, planning to ship your robot to Bologna this September?🤖 We've updated our info page with details & dates for shipping your equipment. Don't forget to send us your shipping info ASAP, we're nearly ready to welcome you to #SciRoc21! @Unibo https://sciroc.org/2021-challenge-description/information-for-teams/

Palazzo Re Enzo will host the 2nd edition of our #SciRocChallenge this September. This beautiful building is set in the main square of #Bologna. Want a sneak peak? Take a virtual tour to see where our teams will compete... 🤖 #SeeYouInBologna @Unibo https://www.palazzoreenzo.com/

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