euRathlon, the European robotics challenge begins today

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10629361_592376380888085_9087754955753074505_oIt is in the old disused naval base in Piombino, Tuscany, starts today the European robotics challenge euRathlon 2015. If it does probably not benefit the global media coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the robotics competition n ‘is no less complex because it takes place both in the air, on land and at sea. no less than 40 robots, drones and marine drones will be presented by 18 European teams. They will compete during the ten days of the challenge.

40 robots will be engaged in the trials of euRathlon’15

They come from 21 European countries, including Germany, Spain, France, Portugal and of course Italy, participating teams of the challenge euRathlon will today launch their robots and drones of all kinds to assault the challenge tests of major European robotics ..

The trials of the euRathlon 2015 challeng evolve around an imagined scenario from the Fukushima disaster.

The trials of the euRathlon 2015 challeng evolve around an imagined scenario from the Fukushima disaster.

For France, ENSTA Bretagne has sent two teams in Italy, both will compete on three elements: air, land and sea The 150 members of the 18 teams will line up in the 40 robots that represent 90 hours. all the tests.

Just as the American challenge, the prints are inspired by the Fukushima disaster but, unlike the American challenge, the tests will be underwater, with acknowledgments to conduct at sea and the need to close the valve in a pipe Marino, others will have leagues on earth with urban reconnaissance and closing valves. Finally it will conduct aerial reconnaissance and map locations. These tests are grouped into sub-challenges and in the “great challenge” which combines all the tests. A complex scoring mechanism will determine what will be the winning team.

Eurathlon-2014Funded under FP7 European program (European Union’s Seventh Framework), the competition was held in Berchtesgaden in Germany in 2013 and then in La Spezia, Italy, in 2014. In parallel to the euRathlon’15 various related events robotics will take place in the vicinity. The biorobotics institute of higher school Sant’Anna di Pisa present the service robots designed by its researchers in the Robot-Era program.

In addition, two humanoid robots that participated in the DARPA Robotics Challenge will be demonstrated at Tor del Sale September 23: The WALK-MAN Italian team of the Italian Institute of Technology and the University of Pisa, and the DRC-HUBO Korean.

The heart of European robotic pack in Italy for 10 days.

Translation : Google Translate

Source : “It’s all ready for euRathlon ‘15 – Grand Challenge! The international robotics competition will be held in Piombino (Italy) on 17 – 25 September”, euRathlon press release, September 4, 2015


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