Service Robotics Masters 2014

The Service Robotics Masters competition and its distinguished ESA BIC Start-up Award will award prizes to outstanding innovations in service robotics for the first time at AUTOMATICA 2014. The competition is open to companies and start-ups developing innovative products in the emerging service robotics market. The winners and runners-up will be presented at an awards ceremony scheduled for the AUTOMATICA forum on 4 June 2014 in Munich.

Position yourself as an innovation leader at the AUTOMATICA trade fair from 3-6 June 2014. Registration will be open from 31 March to 2 May 2014.


The Service Robotics Masters is designed to promote the emerging service robotics market by eliciting and rewarding commercial products and start-up companies. The competition is open to enterprises worldwide and start-ups (no older than three years) from the EU-28 and Canada that are developing innovative service robotics products in any relevant market segment. These include aerospace, agriculture, automotive, entertainment, home, infrastructure, medicine and healthcare, production, security, and sports. Technology trends like connected robots and robotics in the cloud, augmented reality robotics, micro- and nano-robots, wearable robotics, flying robots and swarm robotics are particularly encouraged.

How to participate

The competition will be organised and carried out exclusively in English via from 31 March to 2 May 2014, 12:00 noon (Berlin time). Interested participants are asked to choose one of the two prize categories and submit their company profile and product description.

The Service Robotics Master prize category is open to enterprises anywhere in the world that are developing products in the field of service robotics. The ESA BIC Start-up Award prize category is open to start-up companies no older than three years that are based in the EU-28 and Canada.


Evaluation Criteria

The Service Robotics Masters will present awards to complete products (the Service Robotics Master) and prototypes (the ESA BIC Start-up Award), as well as to devices, sensors, components, or software that advance service robotics applications in different market segments.

In both categories of the Service Robotics Masters, one winner and two runners-up will be selected by a panel of industry and research experts. All complete entries will be evaluated based primarily on the following criteria:

  • Innovation level
  • Business potential
  • Usability
  • Product maturity (Service Robotic Master)
  • Availability of a prototype (ESA BIC Start-up Award)

Service Robotics Master 2014



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