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Description and rules

The FreeBots competition aims at challenging the international community of R&D to present their latest research results in applied robotics, in the form of a technical presentation and public demonstrations.

The robots in exhibition are real (one or more), mobile or not, terrestrial, airborne or aquatic. Teams are assessed by a panel of experts in the field of robotics with regards to technical and scientific achievement, potential application of robots demonstrated, quality and success of the presentation and its impact on the general public.

The rule of this competition can be found in the Documents section.

Next competition

FreeBots 2018

Venue: "Robotica 2018 (XVIII Portuguese Robotics Open)"::, April 25-29, 2018, Torres Vedras, Portugal.


Previous competitions

FreeBots 2017

Venue: Robotica 2017, Coimbra, 26-30 April 2017.

Candidate team:
  • MINHO (TecMinho) - Portugal

(no competition due to single contestant)

FreeBots 2016

Venue: Robotica 2016, Bragança, 4-8 May 2016.

Winner: RT-Lions - Germany

  • Starting Wednesday, 4 May: set-up
  • Saturday, 7 May:
    • 14:00: Jury meeting and draw of the team presentation order
    • 14:30-18:30: technical presentations to the jury (30 mn per team) in the Auditorium
  • Sunday, 8 May:
    • 09:00-13:00: demo presentation to the public (30 mn per team), in the NERBA Pavilion
Candidate teams:
  • STAMINA (INESCTEC, Portugal)
  • AGROB VineRobotics Team (INESCTEC/UTAD, Portugal)
  • ISR (University of Isfahan, Iran)
  • A.M.S.T.T. (A.M.S.T.T., Slovenia)
  • HeKiKe (HeKiKe, Slovenia)
  • RT-Lions (RT-Lions, Germany)
  • LeonBots (Universidad de León, Spain)
  • O Mundo na Ponta dos Dedos (Escola de São Gonçalo, Torres Vedras, Portugal)
  • Rodrigo Ventura (TC member and President), ISR/IST, U. Lisboa
  • Paulo Leitão, IPB, Bragança
  • João Estilita, SelfTech, Covilhã
  • Guilherme Martins, ARTICA, Lisboa
  • Pedro U. Lima, ISR/IST, U. Lisboa

FreeBots 2015

Venue: Robotica 2015, Vila Real, 8-12 April 2015.

Winner: Team Carlos (INESC-TEC) - Portugal

Candidate teams:
  • RoboAsist - Slovenia
  • Carlos (INESC-TEC) - Portugal
  • Layer Madness - Slovenia

  • Luís Paulo Reis (LIACC, University of Minho)
  • Nuno Lau (IEETA, University of Aveiro)
  • José Cruz (SARobótica)

FreeBots 2014

Venue: Robotica 2014, Espinho, 14-18 May 2014.

Candidate team:
  • SocRob@home (ISR/IST) - Portugal

demo video

(no competition due to single contestant)

FreeBots 2013

Venue: Robotica 2013, Lisboa, 24-28 April 2013.

Winner: Cambada@home (University of Aveiro) - Portugal

Menção Honrosa to FlyDinis (E. S. D. Dinis)

Candidate teams:
  • FlyDinis (E. S. D. Dinis) - Portugal
  • Tigre Team (INESC-TEC / ISEP) - Portugal
  • Smart-AGV (INESC-TEC / Univ. de Aveiro) - Portugal
  • Cambada@home (University of Aveiro) - Portugal

  • Paulo Alvito (IdMind)
  • Artur Arsénio (Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon / YDreams Robotics)
  • Marco Barbosa (SelfTech)
  • Pedro Lima (ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
  • Vitor Santos (University of Aveiro)

FreeBots 2012

Venue: Robotica 2012, Guimarães, 11-15 April 2012.

Winner: Golf Minho - Portugal

Candidate teams:
  • RoboVigil - Portugal
  • Golf Minho - Portugal
  • FreeHand - Portugal

  • Rodrigo Ventura (ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
  • Vitor Santos (University of Aveiro)
  • Francisco Restivo (Universidade Católica Portuguesa)
  • Paulo Carmo (MCM Electronic Solutions)
  • José Miguel Rodrigues (YASKAWA Ibérica, MOTOMAN Robotics)

FreeBots 2011

Venue: Robotica 2011, Lisbon, 7-10 April 2011.

Winner: ATLASCar (University of Aveiro) - Portugal

Candidate teams:
  • Intellwheels (FEUP, University of Porto) - Portugal
  • Robô Santander (YDreams) - Portugal
  • ATLASCar (University of Aveiro) - Portugal

  • António Lindo da Cunha (Critical Move)
  • Isabel Ribeiro (ISR, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
  • Jorge Lobo (ISR, University of Coimbra)
  • Alberto Vale (IPFN, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon)
  • Paulo Alvito (IdMind)
  • Rui Cancela (Motofil)

Media kit

Official logo in various resolutions:

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