Schools and universities will work together. How to participate
Schools and universities will work together. How to participate.
The 17th edition of the RomeCup, organized in collaboration with the University of Rome - Tor Vergata, will be held on March 20-22, 2024 at the university. The finals and awards ceremony will be held at the Rome Campidoglio. One of the successful formats of the event are the creative contests that feature high school and university students working together. Laboratory activities take place throughout the school year: 28 teams from 20 schools are currently at work with 11 supporting universities.
It is still possible to participate in one or more categories, based on the different applications of robotic technology:
- COBOT – for rehabilitation and independence (motor control, pick and place systems, quality control)
- AGROBOT – for agriculture (i.e., water and nutrient management, identification and treatment of pathogens, harvesting/pruning/rooting, autonomous domestic cultivation)
- NONNIBOT - for assistance (domestic navigation, physical and mental stimulation, domestic object search, recognition of anomalies and dangers)
- MAREBOT – to safeguard the sea (underwater exploration, port inspections, marine environment safeguard, preservation of coastal and port areas)
- TIRBOT – for security and autonomous driving
- 5GBOT – for 5G Network (smart city planning, e-health applications, augmented reality for industry 4.0, security, entertainment)
- BRAIN COMPUTER INTERFACE - brain computing applications inspired by the Zurich Cybathlon competitions (multimedia, gaming, and virtual reality applications, movement control, environmental control)
- DRONEBOT – for autonomous flying objects (independent navigation around obstacles, exploration and mapping, anti-poaching and fire systems, aerial film shooting).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Interested schools must register on the dedicated page of the Fondazione Mondo Digitale. Just enter your school code and join the "creative contests". Once registered, schools will receive a second form to finalize participation with the choice of categories. Subsequently, FMD will put schools in contact with universities.
Teams participating in RomeCup 2024 will present an original project, developed from scratch, or an improved existing one. If a project has already been presented, but has not been developed further, it will be necessary to present a new one. The project must include the creation of a working prototype and/or possible software interface, with implementation costs of no more than 500 euros.
Teams will illustrate their project to the jury with the elevator pitch formula: no more than three minutes with slides to describe its main characteristics, feasibility criteria, and a market analysis. The panel of experts will assess the project based on the following criteria:
- Low cost
- Interdisciplinary nature
Participation in the project provides, if the agreement with the school is finalized, the recognition of 35 hours PCTO (soft skills and orientation courses).
SUCCESS OF THE LAST EDITIONS
Upper secondary schools from all over Italy have been involved in RomeCup together with researchers, professors, and university students:
- Sapienza University of Roma
- Polytechnic University of the Marche
- Rome Campus Bio-Medico University
- University of Roma Tre
- University of Rome Tor Vergata
- University of Piemonte Orientale
- University of Firenze
- University of Catania
- Aldo Moro University of Bari
- Federico II University of Napoli
- University of Salerno
- University of Pisa
- University of Genoa
- University of Tuscia