Terms and Conditions

  1. No guarantee of service or quality is given; the cluster is provided as a free service to members and affiliates of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics with regular maintenance done by a small group of volunteers. Nonetheless some effort is made to ensure continuous uptime and availability.
  2. Very limited support is given; we only have a few volunteers at hand to help, and who themselves are busy doing their own work.
  3. No backups are made of user data; users are expected to keep copies (on other systems or storage devices) of their work, we take no responsibility for any loss of user data!
  4. No guarantees are made regarding the availability of hardware resources; the cluster is setup in a first-come first-serve fashion, as such it is possible that you might find hardware resources that you want to use allocated to another user.
  5. The hardware resources are managed through a batch-queue system; any attempt at bypassing it is strictly forbidden and will result in your account being deactivated (possibly permanently).
  6. Any work done with the cluster that leads to a publication, or other output, must acknowledge it within that publication (and ideally reference it as well)!
  7. These terms are subject to change at anytime, please check this page regularly!

By signing up to use the cluster, you accept these terms.

Any use of the cluster that leads to a publication or other output must acknowledge the cluster as a resource within the output. A possible formulation of this for a conference article is:

… we acknowledge our use of the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics' Robotarium Cluster located at Heriot-Watt University, provided through funding by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous Systems through grant EP/L016834/1 …

In addition to the acknowledgement, you can directly reference the cluster as a resource for your publication:

@misc{edinburgh_centre_for_robotics_2014_1455754,
  author       = {Edinburgh Centre for Robotics},
  title        = {Robotarium Cluster},
  month        = nov,
  year         = 2014,
  note         = {{The cluster is part of the EPSRC Centre for 
                   Doctoral Training in Robotics and Autonomous
                   Systems (RAS) in Edinburgh grant (EP/L016834/1)
                   funded by The Engineering and Physical Sciences
                   Research Council (EPSRC) (UK).}},
  doi          = {10.5281/zenodo.1455754},
  url          = {https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1455754}
}

More details about the DOI registration can be at https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1455754.