euRathlon 2015: A Multi-domain Multi-robot Grand Challenge for Search and Rescue Robots

  • Alan F. T. Winfield
  • Marta Palau Franco
  • Bernd Brueggemann
  • Ayoze Castro
  • Miguel Cordero Limon
  • Gabriele Ferri
  • Fausto Ferreira
  • Xingkun Liu
  • Yvan Petillot
  • Juha Roning
  • Frank Schneider
  • Erik Stengler
  • Dario Sosa
  • Antidio Viguria
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9716)

Abstract

Staged at Piombino, Italy in September 2015, euRathlon 2015 was the world’s first multi-domain (air, land and sea) multi-robot search and rescue competition. In a mock-disaster scenario inspired by the 2011 Fukushima NPP accident, the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge required teams of robots to cooperate to map the area, find missing workers and stem a leak. In this paper we outline the euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge and the approach used to benchmark and score teams. We conclude the paper with an evaluation of both the competition and the performance of the robot-robot teams in the Grand Challenge.

Keywords

Field robotics Multi-robot systems Land robots Aerial robots Marine robots Benchmarking Competitions 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The euRathlon project was funded within the EU FP7 programme, grant agreement number 601205.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alan F. T. Winfield
    • 1
  • Marta Palau Franco
    • 1
  • Bernd Brueggemann
    • 2
  • Ayoze Castro
    • 3
  • Miguel Cordero Limon
    • 4
  • Gabriele Ferri
    • 5
  • Fausto Ferreira
    • 5
  • Xingkun Liu
    • 6
  • Yvan Petillot
    • 6
  • Juha Roning
    • 7
  • Frank Schneider
    • 2
  • Erik Stengler
    • 1
  • Dario Sosa
    • 8
  • Antidio Viguria
    • 4
  1. 1.Bristol Robotics Lab and Science Communication UnitUWE BristolBristolUK
  2. 2.Fraunhofer FKIEBonnGermany
  3. 3.Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN)Canary IslandsSpain
  4. 4.FADA Center for Advanced Aerospace TechnologiesSevilleSpain
  5. 5.NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and ExperimentationLa SpeziaItaly
  6. 6.School of Engineering and Physical SciencesHerriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK
  7. 7.Department of Electrical and Information EngineeringUniversity of OuluOuluFinland
  8. 8.University of Las Palmas de Gran CanariaLas Palmas de Gran CanariaSpain

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