Logistics League

From RoboCup Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Logistics League Overview

About

RoboCup Logistics League (2015)

The RoboCup Logistics League (RCLL) is an application driven league inspired by the industrial scenario of a smart factory, where a number of machines provide manufacturing services to refine, assemble, or modify a workpiece eventually resulting in a final product. In this new paradigm, the factory provides a number of production technologies rather than production types. These can then be combined anew for each specific order. The idea is to allow cost effective production even for low volume or high variance products. Such a factory requires a more flexible logistics, where robots are a natural choice.

The RCLL provides a testbed and benchmark of a comprehensible and yet meaningful size for such a system. We see the RCLL in a larger context as a central — but by no means exclusive — requirement for modern manufacturing industries. It focuses on research questions about task level planning and scheduling, automation in an industrial production workflow, and multi-robot system integration. It is meant to spawn interest in industry for current robotics research and to provide a benchmarking domain for such applications.

League Website

www.robocup-logistics.org

League Mailing List

General RoboCup Logistics mailing list

Organization

Executive Committee

  • Ulrich Karras, priv.Dozent, Essen, Germany (Exec 2015-2018)
  • Tim Niemueller, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany (Exec 2015-2018)

Technical Committee

  • Christian Deppe, Festo Didactic SE, Denkendorf, Germany
  • Tobias Neumann, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany
  • Tim Niemueller, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • Alain Rohr, HFTM Technical Institute of Applied Science Mittellan, Biel, Switzerland
  • Wataru Uemura, Ryukoku University, Shiga, Japan

Organization Committee

  • Alexander Ferrein, FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany (Local Chair)
  • Ulrich Karras, priv.Dozent, Essen, Germany (Local Chair)
  • Sebastian Reuter, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany
  • Thomas Zürcher, HFTM Technical Institute of Applied Science Mittellan, Biel, Switzerland

Rules

The rulebook for 2016 is available here.

How to Participate: Qualification Process

Teams that are interested in participating at the RCLL League should check out the [1] for further details related to registration and qualification process.

RoboCup Champions

Year Location 1st Place Team 2nd Place Team 3rd Place Team
2015 Hefei, China Carologistics Solidus Baby Tigers
2014 Joao Pessoa, Brazil Carologistics BavarianBendingUnits UVM_Ingenieria
2013 Eindhoven, Netherland BavarianBendingUnits Leuphana Pollino
2012 Mexico City, Mexico BavarianBendingUnits Leuphana UVM_Ingenieria

Further Information

In 2016 we will organize an additional Technical Challenge which will consist of a cooperation work between the RoboCup Logistics and the @Work Leagues.