RoboCup@Work is a new RoboCup competition that targets the use of robots in work-related scenarios. The RoboCup@Work scenarios target difficult, mostly unsolved problems in robotics, artificial intelligence, and advanced computer science, in particular in perception, path planning and motion planning, mobile manipulation, planning and scheduling, learning and adaptivity, and probabilistic modeling, to name just a few. Furthermore, RoboCup@Work scenarios may also address problems for which solutions require the use and integration of semantic web technology, RFID technology, or advanced computational geometry. Examples for the work-related scenarios targeted by RoboCup@Work include:
• loading and/or unloading of containers with/of objects with the same or different size,
• pickup or delivery of parts from/to structured storages and/or unstructured heaps,
• operation of machines, including pressing buttons, opening/closing doors and drawers, and similar operations with underspecified or unknown kinematics,
• flexible planning and dynamic scheduling of production processes involving multiple agents (humans, robots, and machines),
• cooperative assembly of non-trivial objects, with other robots and/or humans,
• cooperative collection of objects over spatially widely distributed areas, and
• cooperative transportation of objects (robots with robots, robots with humans).
Submission details are described here.
- Walter Nowak, Locomotec, Germany;
- Gerhard Kraetzschmar, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany;
- Nico Hochgeschwender, Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University, Germany;
- Rainer Bischoff, KUKA Laboratories, Germany.