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University of Girona, Cobham and ISEP/INESC TEC wins euRathlon 2015

Winners 400The event, funded by the EU FP7 and organised locally by CMRE, attracted roboticists from all over the world and more than 1200 Italian spectators. The final video of the competition is now online.

The euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge, a new outdoor land, air and sea robotics competition, held in Piombino (Italy) on 17-25 September, decided its winners after data analysis by the international jury. University of Girona (Spain), Cobham (Germany) and ISEP/INESC TEC (Portugal), combined ad hoc into one team, triumphed over the other participants and in the Grand Challenge, where aerial, land and sea robots were called to tackle a mock nuclear power disaster. The winning team was awarded 10000 euros to be invested in further technological development. The complete classification follows below.

euRathlon project coordinator Alan Winfield said: "euRathlon 2015 has been a remarkable success. About 120 competitors in 16 teams and their 40 robots not only worked very hard to address complex real-world search and rescue challenges, but also cooperated to create new combined teams and to help each other out. euRathlon 2015 owes its success not only to those teams, but the many people who worked very hard to create this competition. It has been a wonderful privilege to work with them."
For CMRE, local organiser of the event, euRathlon 2015 marks a new achievement nurturing future robotics talent, started in 2010 with the SAUC-Europe competition for university students, focused on maritime autonomous vehicles. The euRathlon multi-domain approach also widens CMRE robotics perspective into land and air. Moreover, solutions experimented by teams concretely advance the scientific knowledge in the field, fostering new developments and applications.

Concerning the public perspective, euRathlon 2015 has been very successful, drawing not only the attention of the robotics community but also more than 1200 visitors. Local schools actively participated in the organisation and visited the exhibition, as well as associations of volunteers, local authorities and Italian roboticists. euRathlon 2015 was also honoured by such distinguished guests as Mr Shinji Kawatsuma, Director of the Demonstration Test Department - Research and Development in Fukushima for the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, and Professor Satoshi Tadokoro, president-elect of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society.

The program included some focal demonstrations. On 22 September, a big crowd of people attended the robotics exhibition of the Robot-Era project (Scuola Sant’Anna di Pisa) at Piazza Bovio, in the main square of Piombino city. Robot-Era is an EU-funded project that focuses on the development, implementation and demonstration of feasibility of robots for assisted living. One of it aims is to improve the quality of life and effectiveness of care for elderly people. On 23 September, a large audience of people of different ages came to Tor del Sale, Piombino, to see the exhibition of WALK-MAN (Italian robot developed by IIT as part of a FP7 project) and DRC-HUBO (from the South Korea institute KAIST) robots. These two humanoid robots participated recently in the DARPA Robotics Challenge in Los Angeles (USA). This was the first time they have demonstrated in Europe.

To experience euRathlon watch the live videos on YouTube or visit the euRathlon website.

The final video of the Grand Challenge is now also online.

Winners

GRAND-CHALLENGE 2015
First prize: Cobham (Germany), University of Girona (Spain), ISEP/INESC TEC (Portugal)
Second prize ex aequo: Bebot (Switzerland) + TomKyle (Germany)
Second prize ex aequo: ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)

IEEE SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST AUTONOMY
ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)

IEEE SPECIAL PRIZE FOR BEST MULTI-ROBOT COLLABORATION
ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS SPECIAL PRIZE FOR INNOVATION
Land: Bebot (Switzerland)
Sea: Università di Girona (Spain)
Air: ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)

SAUC-Europe PRIZE (at least 75% students in the team)
First prize: University of di Girona (Spain)
Second prize: ENSTA Bretagne I (France)
Third prize: TomKyle (Germany)

TWO DOMAINS SUB-CHALLENGE LAND-AIR
First prize: Cobham (Germany) and ISEP/INESC TEC (Portugal)
Second prize: ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)

TWO DOMAINS SUB-CHALLENGE LAND-SEA
First prize: Cobham (Germany) and University of Girona (Spain)
Second prize: ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)
Third prize: TomKyle (Germany) and Bebot (Switzerland)

TWO DOMAINS SUB-CHALLENGE SEA-AIR
Cancelled because of bad weather

SINGLE DOMAIN SUB-CHALLENGE Sea 1
First prize: University of di Girona (Spain)
Second prize: ENSTA Bretagne I (France)
Third prize: AUGA (Spain)

SINGLE DOMAIN SUB-CHALLENGE Sea 2
First prize: University of di Girona (Spain)
Second prize: ENSTA Bretagne I (France)
Third prize: AUGA (Spain)

SINGLE DOMAIN SUB-CHALLENGE Air 1
First prize: ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)
Second prize: ISEP / INESC TEC (Portugal)
Third prize ex aequo: ENSTA 1 and 2 (France)

SINGLE DOMAIN SUB-CHALLENGE Air 1
First prize: ENSTA 1 (France)
Second prize: ENSTA 2 (France)

SINGLE DOMAIN SUB-CHALLENGE Land 1
First prize ex aequo: Bebot (Switzerland) and Cobham (Germany)
Second prize: SARRUS (Spain)

SINGLE DOMAIN SUB-CHALLENGE Land 2
First prize: Cobham (Germany)
Second prize ex aequo: ICARUS (Belgium, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Spain)
Second prize ex aequo: Bebot (Switzerland)

 

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