Requirements

Teams requirements

We welcome teams from Universities, Research labs or Industry; from single organisations or with team members from multiple organisations. Although euRathlon is a European initiative, non European teams are also welcome and can participate.

Single-domain teams
Single-domain teams are named as air, land and sea teams according to their domain-specific robots. No single domain team may have more than 6 members plus one Team Leader. The Team Leader only will speak for the team during the competition. Single-domain teams may participate in euRathlon single-domain trials only. To participate in the Sub-Challenges and the Grand Challenge a single-domain team must join with teams in other domains to create a multi-domain team (two-domain or three-domain).We strongly recommend that single-domain teams team-up before the competition. A team matching form is available (see Registration Procedure Part 1) and those who wish can contact euRathlon to help find suitable candidate from other domains.

NOTE1: To further promote multi-domain teams, teams who participate in any combined scenario, or wish to team-up (before or during the competition), will be given priority over teams that register for single-domain trials only.
NOTE2: We reserve the right to match single-domain teams during the competition period.

Multi-domain teams
The euRathlon 2015 competition is focused on cooperation between domains. Multi-domain teams should be created before the euRathlon 2015 competition starts. Any change in the multi-domain team must be communicated to the judges before the start of the trials. A multi-domain team cannot change its single-domain components during the competition period. Multi-domain teams are composed of one Team Leader and up to a maximum of 6 other team members for each covered domain (i.e. 6 land + 6 air + 6 sea + team leader; 6 land + 6 air + team leader, etc. ). This means that a three-domain team may have up to 18 members plus a Team Leader.

NOTE: For special requests regarding the number of team members, please contact the organisers, eurathlon@uwe.ac.uk.

Robot requirements

Number of usable robots during the competitions:
Air: Only one UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) may be flying during the trial. The team may use more than one robot in the allocated time-slot (up to a maximum of 3); in which case this must be communicated to judges prior the starting of the trial.
Land: Two UGVs (Unmanned Ground Vehicles) may be concurrently used on field during one trial.
Sea: One AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) and/or one USV (Unmanned Surface Vehicle) may be used during one trial.
The teams may use different robots during different time-slots. For instance, one team may use one AUV during the Monday time-slot and another one during the Tuesday slot. The judges must be informed of all robots that a team intend to use.

Requirements that must be met by the land, aerial and marine robots:
Requirements for ground robots(last update 11/06/2015)
Requirements for marine robots (last update 09/06/2015)
– Requirements for aerial robots (last update 24/06/2015)

Restrictions for UAV communications
The UAV cannot use the 2.4GHz for safety pilot communication. We recommend the 433 MHz channel for safety pilot communication. Other bands such as 5GHz can also be used. UAV teams are requested to inform about the intended communication channels the organization using the dedicated vehicle specification sheets. Further restrictions might be added to avoid communication interferences on the basis of the number of teams, robots and preferred channels. Note: euRathlon organisation have decided to allow the use of 2.4 GHz RC radiolinks in aircrafts with a MTOW lower than 2kg. For more information please, read the new requirements for aerial robots.

For information and updates please check the euRathlon website.
For further information contact: eurathlon@uwe.ac.uk