1. METRICS HEART-MET Assistive Robot Challenge
In the HEART-MET Activity Recognition Challenge, the task is to recognize human activities from videos. The videos are recorded from robots operating in a domestic environment and include activities such as reading a book, drinking water, falling on the floor, etc.
HEART-MET is one of the competitions in the METRICS project, which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No 871252. The competition aims to benchmark assistive robots performing healthcare-related tasks in unstructured domestic environments.
Activity recognition is an important skill for a robot that is operating in an assistive capacity for persons who may have care needs. In addition to recognizing daily living activities, it is important for the robot to detect activities or events in which the robot may need to offer help or call for assistance. The datasets for this challenge are collected from real robots performing activity recognition in domestic environments with several different volunteers performing the activities.
Please, visit the page https://www.icsr2022.it/icsr-2022-metrics-heart-met-assistive-robot-challenge/ for further details.
2. ICSR 2022 Robot Design Competition
The design and development of various kinds of robots, and their intelligence and behavior have been evolving continuously. The new era of robotics is witnessing the increasing release of new innovative robots with a diverse set of applications. Especially, the past couple of years has provided more recognition of robots and their importance in various domains of life.
How can social robots be part of our life, enrich our life experience, assist, serve and entertain us? Where is the new generation of these social robots heading? What are the innovative societal applications? What impact are they capable of making? What are the key enabling technologies that are being improved? How do we see greater involvement of such friendly and social robots in education, healthcare, and various other sectors?
If you have a solid idea/working prototype, send your entries to the flagship ICSR 2022 Robot Design Competition. Irrespective of your background or experience, this competition is a great way to present your work to an international multidisciplinary R&D community as well as representatives from robotics and AI companies, and get their valuable feedback, and above all get recognized. We also encourage cross-disciplinary experts/teams to bring some impactful solutions for the betterment of society.
Please, visit the page https://www.icsr2022.it/icsr-2022-robot-design-competition/ for further details.