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Open Access The Challenge of Preparing Teams for the European Robotics League: Emergency

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ERL Emergency is an outdoor multi-domain robotic competition inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident. The ERL Emergency Challenge requires teams of land, underwater and flying robots to work together to survey the scene, collect environmental data, and identify critical hazards. To prepare teams for this multidisciplinary task a series of summer schools and workshops have been arranged. In this paper the challenges and hands-on results of bringing students and researchers collaborating successfully in unknown environments and in new research areas are explained. As a case study results from the euRathlon/SHERPA workshop 2015 in Oulu are given.
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Keywords: FIELD ROBOTICS; ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS; UAV; WATER VESSELS

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2017-01-29

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