RoCKIn is an EU-funded project aiming to foster scientific progress and innovation in cognitive systems and robotics through the design and implementation of competitions. Additionally, the aim is to increase public awareness of the current state of the art in European robotics and demonstrate the innovation potential of robotics applications for solving societal challenges and securing the competitiveness of European industry in global markets. To this end, RoCKin has developed two Challenges:
These Challenges are based around easy-to-communicate and convincing user stories, which catch the interest of both the general public and the scientific community. Of particular interest to the latter is openly solving scientific challenges and the opportunity to thoroughly assess, compare, and evaluate competing approaches. To allow this to happen, the Challenges are designed to meet the requirements of benchmarking procedures and good experimental methods. The integration of benchmarking technology with the competition concept is one of the main objectives of RoCKIn.
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