An Integration Challenge to Bridge the Gap Among Industry-Inspired RoboCup Leagues

  • Sebastian ZugEmail author
  • Tim NiemuellerEmail author
  • Nico Hochgeschwender
  • Kai Seidensticker
  • Martin Seidel
  • Tim Friedrich
  • Tobias Neumann
  • Ulrich Karras
  • Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar
  • Alexander Ferrein
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9776)


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.



T. Niemueller was supported by the German National Science Foundation (DFG) research unit FOR 1513 on Hybrid Reasoning for Intelligent Systems (


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sebastian Zug
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tim Niemueller
    • 2
    Email author
  • Nico Hochgeschwender
    • 3
  • Kai Seidensticker
    • 1
  • Martin Seidel
    • 1
  • Tim Friedrich
    • 4
  • Tobias Neumann
    • 5
  • Ulrich Karras
    • 6
  • Gerhard K. Kraetzschmar
    • 3
  • Alexander Ferrein
    • 5
  1. 1.Otto-von-Guericke UniversityMagdeburgGermany
  2. 2.Knowledge-Based Systems GroupRWTH Aachen UniversityAachenGermany
  3. 3.Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied ScienceSt. AugustinGermany
  4. 4.KUKA Roboter GmbHAugsburgGermany
  5. 5.MASKOR InstituteFH Aachen University of Applied SciencesAachenGermany
  6. 6.RoboCup Executive CommitteeEssenGermany

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