ERL Service and ERL Industrial Robots Local Tournaments
The European Robotics League is pleased to announce the next ERL Service Robots and ERL Industrial Robots local tournaments.

The ERL is composed of multiple "Local Tournaments" held in different research labs across Europe with certified test beds, and a few competitions as part of "Major Tournaments" such as, for example, RoboCup. Teams participate in a minimum of two tournaments (Local and/or Major) per year and get scores based on their performances. Scores of the best two participations in tournaments for each team are added and teams are ranked based on their cumulative score. Prizes for the top teams will be awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF).
International teams from research and industry that want to participate in the tournaments can find detailed information on the application process, travel grants and rulebooks on the ERL Service and ERL Industrial website.

The ERL local tournaments are open to the public and anyone interested can attend as spectator. Spectators need to register and the entrance is free. The venues have a small capacity, so the number of places available is limited. Please contact the local organisers to book your place.

ERL Service Robots - Local Tournament
Lisbon, Portugal
21-25 November 2016
The Institute for Systems and Robotics at the Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, organises from 21-25 November 2016, the third tournament of the all-year European Robotics League - Service Robots challenge. This is the second ERL Local Tournament that takes place in Lisbon and the next one will take place in Peccioli, Italy, in February 2017. The ERL Service Robots tournament stems from its predecessor, the RoCKIn@Home competition, and focuses on the domain of service robotics for home application.
Two teams, University of Koblenz (Germany) and University of Birmingham (UK), will develop joint work and compete for the ERL Service Robots Year Awards in several tasks involving domestic robot systems deployed in a real apartment, while interacting with humans living in the apartment.

ERL Industrial Robots - Local Tournament
Sankt Augustin, Germany
22- 26 November 2016
The first Local Tournament on the ERL Industrial Robots challenge will be held between 22-26 November at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (BRSU), Sankt Augustin, Germany. The ERL Industrial tournament stems from its predecessor, the RoCKIn@Work competition, and focuses on the domain of industrial robotics in the Factory of the Future and also deals with modern automation issues.

ERL Service Robots - Local Tournament
Peccioli, Italy
30 January – 3 February 2017
The first ERL Service Robots challenge of 2017 will be held in the ECHORD++ RIF in Peccioli, Italy.
The event, that will take place from the 30th of January to the 3rd of February, is local organised by the Sapienza University of Rome and the BioRobotis Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna.

Detailed information on the three events can be found on Tournaments and ERL Service Robots and ERL Industrial Robots website pages.


Watch ERL Service Robots teaser video

Watch ERL Industrial Robots teaser video

Key Dates

15-23 September 2017, Piombino, Turscany, Italy.