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RuleBook for RoboCup @Home 2018

This is the FINAL VERSION. All work for the Rulebook of 2019 shall be pushed into to 2019/Rulebook (to be merged after Montreal).

On-the-fly compiled LaTeX version

Released PDF version

RoboCup@Home teams and team members are welcome to post GitHub issues for clarifications, questions etc.

Improvements are also welcome in the form of pull requests (see guidelines).

Score sheets


See the Frequently Asked Questions here.

Change log

(Update required)


  • Bronze Finals: 4th and 3rd match up for the 3rd place trophy

Stage 2

  • Open Challenge:
    • Score normalized to Stage 2 highest one.
    • Evaluation metrics updated.
  • Set the Table: Replaced with P&G Challenge
  • P&G Challenge: Clean up a table by placing tableware in dishwasher.
  • EEGPSR: Reduced number of categories from 8 to 3
    • Three at once, object-related, and people-related
    • One of each, normal, incomplete and erroneous commands (given randomly)

Stage 1

  • Storing Groceries:
    • Per moved object scoring
    • Score for opening door increased
    • PDF report optional
  • Help me carry: Unless crushing, pushing the small object won-t finish the test

General Rules

  • DSPL backpack
    • DSPL teams can use official laptop in provided backpack
  • External Devices: ECRA Rule
    • No people around external devices
    • Mobile must be removed, others chained
    • No keyboards, mouses, or screens attached
  • Removed bonus for data recording
  • Teams encouraged to provide annotated recording of spoken interactions

Question, issues, and contribution Guidelines

  • When asking questions please follow these Guidelines.
  • Guidelines for setting up an issue are here. Open an issue for:
    • Typos, misspellings, and broken references.
    • The rules are unclear or poorly specified.
    • One rule contradicts another.
    • The RuleBook contains outdated information
    • Scoresheets are cryptic of hard to read.
    • Compilation and build errors.
  • To contribute directly with the rulebook (Pull Requests), please read the conventions in the Contribution Guidelines and in the Workflow Guidelines


RoboCup is an international joint project to promote AI, robotics, and related fields. It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing standard problems where a wide range of technologies can be integrated and examined. More information can be found at


The RoboCup@Home league aims to develop service and assistive robot technology with high relevance for future personal domestic applications. It is the largest international annual compe- tition for autonomous service robots and is part of the RoboCup initiative. A set of benchmark tests is used to evaluate the robots abilities and performance in a realistic non-standardized home environment setting. Focus lies on the following domains but is not limited to: Human-Robot- Interaction and Cooperation, Navigation and Mapping in dynamic environments, Computer Vision and Object Recognition under natural light conditions, Object Manipulation, Adaptive Behaviors, Behavior Integration, Ambient Intelligence, Standardization and System Integration. It is collocated with the RoboCup symposium.


The RoboCup @Home Organizing Committee is always looking for volunteers to assist in the events and willing to help to maintain the sites. Volunteers can help in tasks such as organizing and categorizing publications, team videos, memories, scores, press, and writing examples and extended rule explanations. Other projects such as developing utilities for the competition and tools for referees are also welcome. If you would like to collaborate, write to any of the members of the Organizing Committee.

Contributions and improvements to the rulebook are always welcome in the form of pull requests.

Recorded data

Data is recorded from the robots during the competition. It is available through the following links:

European Open 2016

Leipzig 2016

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