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Sunday, February 24, 2013

EURATHLON outdoor robotics competition


Credit: euRathlon 2013
EURATHLON is a new outdoor robotics competition, which will invite teams to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in realistic mock emergency-response scenarios. Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident the EURATHLON competition will require a team of land, underwater and flying robots to work together to survey the scene, collect environmental data, and identify critical hazards. Linked public engagement activities will connect EURATHLON with robotics research, industry and emergency services, as well as the general public. By targeting a specific and urgent need, EURATHLON will provide European robotics with a platform for challenging, extending and showcasing European cognitive robotics technologies.


In 2013 the competition will focus on land based vehicles. While in 2014 the competition addresses sea based vehicles, in 2015 it will be held as a joined land, sea and air event.

euRathlon 2013 will be held from 23-27 September in Berchtesgaden, Germany and is based on the previously successful ELROB competition. Deadline for the competition application is 1st March 2013!


1 comment:

Eurathlon Elrob said...

Dear roboticists,

There are also two interesting calls regarding robotics competitions:
Special Session on competitions on the ICINCO conference:
http://www.icinco.org/DePCom.aspx

Call for Papers for Journal of Field Robotics:
http://www.journalfieldrobotics.org/Special_Issues.html


cheers
Elrob