The HEART-MET competition

The Healthcare Robotics Technologies - Metrified (HEART-MET) competition aims to address the growing age-related healthcare costs and quality of life problems, which threaten the stability and safety of the social security systems in charge of paying and maintaining high quality of healthcare. The competition addresses tasks that may directly impact the user's well-being, in a complex and unstructured domestic environment. This implies the use of a wide variety of functionalities, and requires a strict validation of the safety of the robotic behaviours.

The robots are evaluated on functionalities such as object detection, activity recognition, object handover, task-oriented grasping and speech understanding, which are required to complete tasks such as assessing the activity state of a person, delivery items such as medicines to a person and preparing and transporting a drink. The field campaigns will be conducted at certified test-beds with physical robots, whereas the cascade campaigns will be conducted online, where performance is evaluated on datasets collected during the field campaigns.

The HEART-MET evaluation plan available below describes the competition and its evaluation and will be continuously updated. Additional information will be posted here as well.

Coordination team:

Nico Hochgeschwender