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EURATHLON

Project reference: 601205
Funded under: FP7-ICT

Support Action for a Targeted Intelligent Autonomous Robotics Contest: The European Roboathlon [Print to PDF] [Print to RTF]

From 2013-01-01 to 2015-12-31

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 745 819

EU contribution:

EUR 1 649 996

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination & support action
.EURATHLONis 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.

Objective

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. Leading up to this 'grand challenge' in 2015, will be directly related land and underwater robot competitions in 2013 and 2014, respectively. The EURATHLON competitions will be supported by annual workshops for competitors. In parallel there will be an open process of developing benchmarks to allow comparison of different robots in the EURATHLON competitions. Linked public engagement activities will connect EURATHLON with robotics research, industry and emergency services, as well as the general public. Attendance of spectators will be welcomed, and we hope that EURATHLON events will attract considerable press and media attention. By targeting a specific and urgent need - intelligent robots for disaster-response - EURATHLON will provide European robotics with a platform for challenging, extending and showcasing European cognitive robotics technologies.

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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF THE WEST OF ENGLAND, BRISTOL
United Kingdom
COLDHARBOUR LANE - FRENCHAY CAMPUS
BRISTOL, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Alan Winfield
Tel.: +44 1173282644
Fax: +44 1173282688
E-mail

Participants

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
BOULEVARD LEOPOLD III
BRUXELLES, Belgium
Administrative contact: Alessandra Barbieri
Tel.: +39 0187 527364
Fax: +39 0187 527 404
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V
Germany
HANSASTRASSE 27C
MUNCHEN, Germany
Administrative contact: Andrea Zeumann
Tel.: +49 89 1205 2723
Fax: +49 89 1205 7534
E-mail
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
CARRETERA DE TALIARTE
TELDE, Spain
Administrative contact: Ayoze Castro Alonso
Tel.: +34 928134414
Fax: +34928133032
E-mail
FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Spain
CALLE TORNEO 26
Seville, Spain
Administrative contact: Silvia de los Santos
Tel.: +34 954179002
Fax: +34954115193
E-mail
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
PENTTI KAITERAN KATU 1
OULU, Finland
Administrative contact: Juha Roning
Tel.: +358 8 553 2794
Fax: +358 8 553 2612
E-mail
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Riccarton
EDINBURGH, United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Eva Day
Tel.: +44 131 451 3073
Fax: +44 131 451 3193
E-mail
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
C/ Juan de Quesada 30
LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain
Administrative contact: Jorges Carbrera
Tel.: +34 28 458747
E-mail
Record Number: 106965 / Last updated on: 2014-10-06