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EURATHLON

Project reference: 601205
Funded under

Support Action for a Targeted Intelligent Autonomous Robotics Contest: The European Roboathlon

From 2013-01-01 to 2015-12-31, closed project

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 745 819

EU contribution:

EUR 1 649 996

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Call for proposal:

FP7-ICT-2011-9See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

CSA - Coordination and 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

EU contribution: EUR 347 016


COLDHARBOUR LANE - FRENCHAY CAMPUS
BS16 1QY BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Administrative contact: Alan Winfield
Tel.: +44 1173282644
Fax: +44 1173282688
E-mail

Participants

NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 571 173


BOULEVARD LEOPOLD III
1110 BRUXELLES
Belgium
Administrative contact: Alessandra Barbieri
Tel.: +39 0187 527364
Fax: +39 0187 527 404
E-mail
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 263 208


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 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

EU contribution: EUR 85 172


CARRETERA DE TALIARTE
35200 TELDE
Spain
Administrative contact: Ayoze Castro Alonso
Tel.: +34 928134414
Fax: +34928133032
E-mail
FUNDACION ANDALUZA PARA EL DESARROLLO AEROESPACIAL
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 102 530


CALLE TORNEO 26
41002 Seville
Spain
Administrative contact: Silvia de los Santos
Tel.: +34 954179002
Fax: +34954115193
E-mail
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 132 095


PENTTI KAITERAN KATU 1
90014 OULU
Finland
Administrative contact: Juha Roning
Tel.: +358 8 553 2794
Fax: +358 8 553 2612
E-mail
NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 0


Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Italy
Administrative contact: Alessandra Barbieri
Tel.: +390187527364
E-mail
HERIOT-WATT UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 122 908


Riccarton
EH14 4AS 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

EU contribution: EUR 25 894


C/ Juan de Quesada 30
35001 LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
Spain
Administrative contact: Jorges Carbrera
Tel.: +34 28 458747
E-mail
Record Number: 106965 / Last updated on: 2016-04-01