An Integration Challenge to Bridge the Gap among Industry-inspired RoboCup Leagues
Sebastian Zug, Tim Niemueller, Nico Hochgeschwender, Kai Seidensticker, Martin Seidel, Tim Friedrich, Tobias Neumann, Ulrich Karras, Gerhard Kraetzschmar, and Alexander Ferrein
Creative Commons CC BY 4.0
Manufacturing industries are changing rapidly towards more flexibility and autonomy. The RoboCup Logistics League (RCLL) and RoboCup@Work tackle research questions in this domain focusing on automated reasoning and planning, and mobile manipulation respectively. However, future scenarios will require both aspects (and more) and will most likely operate with more heterogeneous systems. In this paper, we propose a cross-over challenge to foster closer cooperation among the two leagues to address these challenges. We outline four integration milestones and propose a specific scenario and task for the first milestone. The effort is driven by stakeholders of both leagues.