euRathlon 2015: A multi-domain multi-robot grand challenge for search and rescue robots

Winfield, A. F. , Palau Franco, M. , Brueggemann, B. , Castro, A. , Limon, M. C. , Ferri, G. , Ferreira, F. , Liu, X. , Petillot, Y. , Roning, J. , Schneider, F. , Stengler, E. , Sosa, D. and Viguria, A. (2016) euRathlon 2015: A multi-domain multi-robot grand challenge for search and rescue robots. In: Alboul, L. , Damian, D. and Aitken, J. M. , eds. (2016) Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. (9716) Springer, pp. 351-363. ISBN 9783319403786 Available from:

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Staged at Piombino, Italy in September 2015, euRathlon 2015 was the world’s first multi-domain (air, land and sea) multi-robot search and rescue competition. In a mock-disaster scenario inspired by the 2011 Fukushima NPP accident, the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge required teams of robots to cooperate to map the area, find missing work- ers and stem a leak. In this paper we outline the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge and the approach used to benchmark and score teams. We conclude the paper with an evaluation of both the competition and the performance of the robot-robot teams in the Grand Challenge.

Item Type: Book Section
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Uncontrolled Keywords: field robotics, multi-robot systems, land robots, aerial robots, marine robots, benchmarking, competitions
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Environment and Technology > Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics
Depositing User: Professor A. Winfield
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2016 11:24
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 14:51


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