The METRICS project

Metrological Evaluation and Testing of Robots in International Competitions

The METRICS project, led by the National Metrology and Testing Laboratory (LNE), will organize robotics competitions in four priority areas identified by the European Commission: health, agri-food, inspection and maintenance of infrastructure and agile production.

4 competitions in 4 priority areas

HEART-MET competition

Inspection & Maintenance:
RAMI competition

ACRE competition

Agile Production:
ADAPT competition

Development of the Evaluation Framework

METRICS is designed to organise competitions as reproducible and objective evaluation campaigns and aims to structure in a sustainable way the European robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) community around the four priority areas.

Consolidation of the European Robotics Community

Bringing together Unique European Competences in robotics and systems testing, METRICS also intends to build a sustainable structure to address the critical needs for evaluation of intelligent systems, which is an essential condition for their adoption.


Upcoming Events

RAMI Cascade Campaign

January, 2023 - April, 2023

The Cascade Evaluation Campaign will run as a first stage of the RAMI competition for aerial robots where teams will develop and test their algorithms on datasets provided by CATEC. Then, the teams with the best performances will be allowed to participate in the field evaluation campaign, which will take place at the ICUAS 2023 conference venue in June 2023 in Warsaw, Poland.

RAMI Marine Field Campaign

May, 2023 - July, 2023
La Spezia, Italy

The 2nd RAMI Marine Robots competition will challenge the Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) of participant teams to accomplish Inspection & Maintenance tasks set in the CMRE protected seawater basin. AUVs will require perception, manipulation, adaptive mission planning and autonomous navigation skills to be successful.

ACRE Field Campaign

May, 2023 - May, 2023
Cornaredo, Italy

The next ACRE Field Campaign will take place in May 2023, in Cornaredo, Italy.

Registration ends on April 2nd. Check the campaign’s webpage for more information.

ADAPT Field Campaign

May, 2023 - June, 2023
ExCel London, UK
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ICRA 2023 ADAPT Human-Robot Collaborative Assembly Challenge

The challenge aims at addressing typical dexterous robot manipulation tasks (e.g., picking of parts and precision placement, parts insertion) of parts involving intuitive, multi-modal interfaces and human communication channels (e.g., human demonstration by hand-guiding).

HEART-MET Field Campaign

May, 2023 - June, 2023
ExCeL London, UK
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ICRA 2023 HEART-MET Physically Assistive Robot Challenge

In this challenge, an assistive robot is tasked with fetching an item for a person in a home. The person communicates to the robot the item they would like, and where it is located.

ADAPT Cascade Campaign

June, 2023 - September, 2023
Car production line of the robot

The next round of the ADAPT Cascade Campaign is planned to be held in July – September 2023.

Detailed information will be published soon.

HEART-MET Cascade Campaign

June, 2023 - August, 2023

The next HEART-MET Cascade Competition is planned to be held in June-August, 2023.

Detailed info about the competition is coming soon.

RAMI Field Campaign

Date: June, 2023
Warsaw, Poland

The Field Evaluation Campaign for Aerial robots will follow the Cascade Competition. The teams with the best performances at the cascade competition will be allowed to participate in the field evaluation campaign, which will take place at the ICUAS conference venue in June 2023 in Warsaw, Poland.