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

J. Röning, M. Kauppinen, V. Pitkänen, A. Kemppainen, A. Tikanmäki, M. Furci, M. Palau Franco, Alan Winfield, Erik Stengler, Bernd Brueggemann, Frank Schneider, Ayoze Castro, M. Cordero Limon, Antidio Viguria, Gabriele Ferri, Fausto Ferreira, Xingcun Liu, Yvan Petillot, Dario Sosa

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalIS&T International Symposium on Electronic Imaging Science and Technology
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jan 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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