On RoboCup@Home - Past, present and future of a scientific competition for service robots

Dirk Holz, Javier Ruiz-Del-solar, Komei Sugiura, Sven Wachsmuth

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RoboCup@Home is an application-oriented league within the annual RoboCup events. It focuses on domestic service robots and mobile manipulators interacting with human users. Participating robots need to solve tasks ranging from following and guiding human users to delivering objects, e.g., in a supermarket. In this paper, we present the @Home league and how it evolved over the last seven years since its existence. We place particular emphasis on how we evaluate the teams' performances over the years and how we use the obtained statistics to drive the development of the league. This process is shown in detail on two examples-following human guides, and finding and manipulating objects. Finally, we will outline possible future directions and developments.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoboCup 2014 - Robot World Cup XVIII
EditorsKomei Sugiura, H. Levent Akin, Reinaldo A.C. Bianchi, Subramanian Ramamoorthy
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783319186146
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event18th Annual RoboCup International Symposium, RoboCup 2014 - Joao Pessoa, Brazil
Duration: 2014 Jul 192014 Jul 24

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (Subseries of Lecture Notes in Computer Science)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743


Conference18th Annual RoboCup International Symposium, RoboCup 2014
CityJoao Pessoa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • General Computer Science


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