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ECER 2022

ECER – European Conference on Educational Robotics

 

The European Conference on Educational Robotics (ECER) is an international scientific conference for students. Researchers present their findings in engaging talks, show their robots live, and partake as judges in exciting robot competitions, including the official European Regional Botball Competition and the PRIA Open. Participating teams give scientific talks about their robots, projects and experiences in English.

Engaging students in Robotics and Science.

When? 25.04 – 29.04.2022

Where? Bratislava Aurelium

What you should know

Competitions

Botball

 

 

  Botball is a non-destructive, team-oriented robotics competition that gives every team the same chances. Each team gets a robotics set consisting of metal and Lego parts, sensors and actuators, two robot controllers, as well as a vacuum cleaning robot. New competition tasks are developed every year and only published at the Botball workshop at the beginning of the new season, giving every team the same time for developing their strategies and robots. Special focus is given to planning, documentation, and quality of technical solutions. Besides winning the competition, special awards are granted for best programming, best mechanical engineering and best documentation. Team-oriented, exciting, fair!

 

All information about the official Botball tournament are available to teams at homebase.kipr.org .  In addition to the Botball documentation, a paper is part of the overall score at ECER.

Open

Are you looking for an inexpensive and fast way for learning robotics and experiencing a tournament? Then this might be the right choice. As opposed to Botball, this tournament is not restricted to any age or group size, or any robotics parts as long as they are inexpensive. The PRIA Open is a separate tournament besides the events of the Botball program at ECER. It is based on the Botball game table, the rules are equal to the Botball game and will be announced at the workshop.

The official game document is valid for the PRIA Open tournament, except for the limitation of teams to students, and the allowed parts for robots. At ECER, a paper is part of the tournament score.

PRIA Aerial

If you have always wanted to watch your drone navigate autonomously through obstacles, the PRIA Aerial competition is for you. As opposed to Botball, everyone can participate in this tournament – there is no age limit! Also, you can use any robotics parts you like. You must use an autonomous flying object (drone) to solve the task.

The Aerial Game Document contains the official tournament rules.

If you have any questions please ask them in the forum.

It is up to you which kind of robot you want to use.

Talks

Call for Papers & Keynotes

 

 

 

 

Apart from robotics competitions, research is a fundamental part of ECER! Every year, we invite established researchers to shed light on recent advances in robotics and related fields. Furthermore, our Call for Papers invites everyone, including students, to present their experiences in a paper, or even give a talk at the conference.The Call for Papers is going to be put online in January

Robotics Showcases

Robotics Showcases

 

 

 

 

A permanent attraction of the ECER are the robotics showcases. They ranged from the first mobile robot for use in fire departments to a pancake robot. Our guests have started just as our competition participants: as young, interested, robotics students – let’s keep the enthusiasm!

 

Timeline

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Registration

Any questions?

FAQ

WHO CAN TAKE PART?

You can participate in three competitions:

Pria OPEN/ Pria Aerial: here you can participate with your family, friends, schoolmates, etc. without age restrictions.

Botball: high school students (13-19) can participate in groups of 3-7 people.

UNTIL WHEN CAN I REGISTER

If you want to take part in the Botball competition, registration is necessary by 5.12 at the latest. For the Pria Aerial and Pria Open competitions you can still register afterwards.

CAN I SUBMIT TASKS LATE?

In order for your assignment to be awarded points for the tournament, it is important that they are submitted on time. These are therefore strict deadlines.

WHEN WILL THE GAME DOCUMENTS AND CALL FOR PAPERS BE PUT ONLINE?

Both will be put online in January.

I HAVE A QUESTION THAT HAS NOT BEEN ANSWERED HERE.

Please simply contact us at ecer@pria.at. We will be happy to help you!

Contact & Impressum

Contact

You can contact us at any time by emailing ecer@pria.at or by filling out the form below.

    Impressum

    Practical Robotics Institute Austria
    Verein zur Förderung des wissenschaftlich-technischen Nachwuchses durch Robotik

    Wexstraße 19-23
    A-1200 Wien, Österreich
    Raum H128 (1.Stock)

    Telefon: +43 1 33 126-361
    E-Mail: ecer@pria.at
    ZVR-Zahl: 250022837
    Obmann: Dr. Gottfried Koppensteiner
    Geschäftsführer: Dr. Wilfried Lepuschitz