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 competition 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.

Who can participate?

Everybody with an autonomous robot can participate. The @Home league consists of some tests and an open challenge to demonstrate the abilities of your robot. To participate in the open challenge you have to participate in at least one test. The competition is in a real world scenario (see below).

The competition

The competition of RoboCup@Home consists of tests which the robots have to solve. The tests will change over the years to become more advanced and function as an overall quality measurement in desired areas. Suggestions for tests can be discussed with the chair by email. Performance measurement is based on a score derived from competition rules and evaluation by a jury.

Criteria of the tests are listed below. The tests should:

  • include human machine interaction
  • be socially relevant
  • be application directed/oriented
  • be scientifically challenging
  • be easy to set up and low in costs
  • be simple and have self-explaining rules
  • be interesting to watch
  • take a small amount of time

Chair: Plinio Thomaz Aquino Junior (


The current version of the rulebook for the RoboCup@Home competition:


This category has been played in Brazil since 2013. The last results are:

Champion: RoboFEI (FEI) – São Paulo | Brazil                    Runner-up: Wharthog Robotics @Home (USP) – São Paulo | Brazil

Champion: RoboFEI – Brasil                    Runner-up: Warthog – Brasil

Champion: RoboFEI@Home (Brazil/SP)                    Runner-up: Warthog Robotics @Home (Brazil/SP)

Champion:RoboFEI                    Runner-up: BahiaRT  (Brazil/BA)

Champion:C.E.S.A.R.                 Runner-up: BahiaRT  (Brazil/BA)

Champion:C.E.S.A.R.                 Runner-up: BahiaRT  (Brazil/BA)

CBR 2013
Champion:BahiaRT (Brazil/BA)                 Runner-up: UFMG@Home (Brazil/MG)