October 17-21, 2018 World Robot Summit 2018 | August / October 2020 World Robot Summit 2020
Service Robotics Category
[Partner Robot Challenge]
The concept is to realize the living environment
where people and robots are sufficiently able to collaborate.
This challenge will be competed in two leagues, 'Partner' and 'Simulation'.
[Future Convenience Store Challenge]
This is the world first challenge aiming to
realize the future convenience store,
where new services are offered to customers through robotics
that can help reduce the burdens of the employees.
Chairperson, Service Robotics Competition Committee
Hiroyuki Okada, Ph.D.
Executive Director, RoboCup Japanese National Committee
Professor, Tamagawa University, College of Engineering, Department of Information and Communication Technology
I am engaged in cognitive developmental robotics research, with aim of clarifying developmental mechanisms in human cognitive processes using infants and robots.
I am interested in a wide variety of subjects, from language acquisition in infants to speech recognition systems for robots.
My objective is to connect the seemingly unrelated fields of infant research and robotics, and understand the flexible framework of intelligence.
I won the 2008 and 2010 RoboCup world championship (@Home league). I am team leader of RoboCup@Home eR@sers .
Baby science and robots
Seemingly unrelated things connecting these two
It is a supple intelligence mechanism
To create a human friendly robot is the key to understanding people
With this belief, I continue my research
A human's mind that looks beyond robot research
I want to solve the mysteries of the human mind
Future Convenience Store Challenge
Scheduled to start from 4th Jan. 2018
We expected participant to compete all the following three tasks.
The participant who execute either one of three tasks are also welcome.
- 1. Stocking and Disposing Tasks
Self-stocking of daily products (onigiri rice ball and bento lunch boxes, etc.) and disposing expired products.
- 2. Customer Interaction Task
Demonstration of future / sophisticated customer service in near future using robot technology.
- 3. Toilet Cleaning Task
Cleaning of the toilet bowl, the floor, and wall in toilet stall.