CoSpace @Home Challenge
The CoSpace @ Home is a junior version of RoboCup @ Home for university students.
The CoSpace @ Home allows participants to program a virtual service assistive robot which has high relevance for future personal domestic applications. A set of benchmark tests is used to evaluate the robot's abilities and performance in a realistic non-standardized home environment setting. Focus lies on obstacle avoidance, navigation, path planning, object recognition and object manipulation in dynamic environments.
The aim of the CoSpace @ Home Challenge is to help the participants to develop robotics research skills to prepare for future participation in RoboCup Major Challenges – RoboCup @ Home.
RoboCup is an international robotic comptition founded in 1997 with the aim of promoting robotics and AI research. The offical goal of the RoboCup initiative is:
By 2050, a team of fully autonomous humanoid robot soccer players shall win the soccer game, complying with the official rule of FIFA against the winner of the most recent World Cup.
There are a variety of different leagues within the competition including RoboCup Soccer, Rescue, Simulation, @Home and RoboCupJunior. Visit the RoboCup website for more information.