The challenge of preparing teams for the European robotics league: Emergency

Röning, J. , Kauppinen, M. , Pitkänen, V. , Kemppainen, A. , Tikanmäki, A. , Furci, M. , Winfield, A. F. , Stengler, E. , Palau Franco, M. , Brueggemann, B. , Schneider, F. , Castro, A. , Cordero Limon, M. , Viguria, A. , Ferri, G. , Ferrerira, F. , Liu, X. , Petillot, Y. and Sosa, D. (2017) The challenge of preparing teams for the European robotics league: Emergency. Electronic Imaging, 9. pp. 22-30. ISSN 2470-1173 Available from:

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ERL Emergency is an outdoor multi-domain robotic competition inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident. The ERL Emergency Challenge requires teams of land, underwater and flying robots to work together to survey the scene, collect environmental data, and identify critical hazards. To prepare teams for this multidisciplinary task a series of summer schools and workshops have been arranged. In this paper the challenges and hands-on results of bringing students and researchers collaborating successfully in unknown environments and in new research areas are explained. As a case study results from the euRathlon/SHERPA workshop 2015 in Oulu are given.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Reprinted with permission of IS&T: The Society for Imaging Science and Technology sole copyright owners of Electronic Imaging, Intelligent Robotics and Industrial Applications using Computer Vision 2017
Uncontrolled Keywords: field robotics, robotics competitions, UAV, water vessels
Faculty/Department: Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Dr E. Stengler
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2017 11:44
Last Modified: 20 Jan 2018 01:48


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