ERL Emergency Local Tournament (land+sea), La Spezia, Italy, 2021
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*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed until July 2021.*

We are pleased to announce the La Spezia (Italy) Local Tournament of the European Robotics League Emergency Robots (ERL-ER), that will be held at the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), La Spezia, Italy in July 2021. Exact dates to be confirmed.

The competition is part of the ERL Season 2020-2021 and it will include land and marine robots working in an outdoor realistic environment.
We will challenge the autonomy and cooperation of robotic systems in a disaster response scenario.

Higher level of autonomy will be rewarded in the scoring.
A water basin will host the marine part of the competition, while the docks, a rough outdoor area with trees and bushes and a large building will be the places where land robots will be called to operate.
Some of the tasks/functionalities that will be tested are:
- underwater pipes and structure inspection;
- object recognition;
- underwater mannequin detection;
- localisation of a mannequin and rubble removal in the land area;
- stopping the fire;
- adaptive mission planning;
and other.
For details please see the website: https://sites.google.com/site/erlemergency2020laspezia/ that includes the call for participation.

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This tournament has been postponed until July 2021.
The first deadline for participation will be announced shortly.
First version of rules and detailed scenario descriptions will be available on the website soon.
Rules and Objects of Potential Interest (OPIs) of the 2019 event to be used as a reference can be seen here: https://sites.google.com/site/erlemergency2019laspezia/resources

You can apply also if you are a one domain team. We will help to match you with another team to form the multi-domain squad.
Please download the form for team matching from the resource page.

NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Gabriele Ferri / Fausto Ferreira
Gabriele.Ferri at cmre.nato.int / Fausto.Ferreira at cmre.nato.int
 
NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Viale S. Bartolomeo, 400
19126 La Spezia
Italy
   01.07.2021 - 31.07.2021
08:00 - 18:00