ERL Emergency Local Tournament (air+land), Poznan, PL, 2021
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*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak this event has been postponed until May/June 2021.*

It is our pleasure to announce a new edition of ERL Emergency competition to take place in Poznan (Poland) in May/June 2021. Exact dates are to be confirmed.

The European Robotics League (ERL) is an innovative concept for robot competitions which stems from its predecessors, the euRathlon and RoCKIn competitions, and focuses on tasks that robots must execute in realistic environments. The ERL is composed of multiple Local Tournaments, held in different locations across Europe, and a few competitions as part of Major Tournaments. Teams participate in the tournaments (Local and/or Major) each year and get scores based on their performances.
Scores of the best participation in tournaments for each team are added and teams are ranked based on their cumulative score. Prizes for the top teams are awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF). Moreover, participating teams in the 2020/2021 Season are candidates to take part in the Major ERL Smart City tournament in the Fall 2021. For more information about ERL, please visit

As part of the 2020/2021 Season, and after the success of ERL Emergency competition in February 2019, we are pleased to announce a new tournament of the ERL Emergency challenge, to be held in Poznan (Poland).
For 2020/2021 ERL Emergency, the competition wishes to foster advanced developments on autonomous capabilities and seamless outdoor/indoor navigation for air and land robots, as these are important milestones to achieve for emergency robotic systems.

If you are interested in participating, please complete this form before January 31st:

Key dates:
TBC - Deadline for call for interest
TBC - Deadline for call for application
TBC - Qualification announcement
May/June 2021 - ERL Emergency Competition

Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), European Space Foundation (ESF), Poznan University of Technology and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, within the SciRoc project.
Francisco J. Perez Grau

   01.05.2021 - 30.06.2021
08:00 - 18:00

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: that includes the call for participation.

Key Dates:
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:

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