The euRathlon 2015 scenarios have been designed to encourage the maximum participation of teams while also focusing on multi-domain cooperation and task fulfilment. The scenarios also aim to be:
1. technically demanding (pushing the boundaries of the state of the art),
2. relevant to the research, industry user communities and
3. achievable in the context of a competition both in terms of logistics and evaluation.
Although competing robots will face mock scenarios, the environmental conditions and difficulties are intended to be as realistic as possible, and the success criteria will reflect straightforward end-user priorities such as task completion and minimal intervention to ‘manage’ the robots.
For detailed information download euRathlon 2015 scenarios: (Last update: 27/07/2015)
The proposed scenarios are subject to refinement and development prior to the competition. We welcome and encourage competition participants and the wider robotics community to participate in the continuing development of this draft with their comments. To encourage the participation of the maximum number of teams – especially teams with experience in one domain only, three different categories of scenarios have been defined:
• The Grand Challenge: a three-domain scenario, which comprises three missions.
• Sub-Challenge: two-domain scenarios; each is a combination of two trials.
• Trial: single-domain scenarios.
There will be a total of one Grand Challenge, three Sub-Challenges and six trials:
– The Grand Challenge
– Sub-Challenge (L+A): Survey the building and search for a missing worker
– Sub-Challenge (S+A): Pipe inspection and search for a worker
– Sub-Challenge (L+S): Stem the leak
– Land Trial (L1): Reconnaissance in urban structure
– Land Trial (L2): Mobile Manipulation (stopcock open/closing)
– Sea Trial (S1): Navigation and environmental survey
– Sea Trial (S2): Leak localisation and stopcock open/closing
– Air Trial (A1): Aerial detection and mapping
– Air Trial (A2): Aerial reconnaissance inside a building
The scenarios will be held in increasing order of complexity (i.e. the trials will be held first followed by the sub-challenges and finally the Grand Challenge). Trials and sub-challenges will allow teams to test their robots as the scenarios are based on and preparatory to, the Grand Challenge. Note: we reserve the right to cancel a Trial in case there are not enough participants.