ERL Emergency Robots - Major Tournament 2017
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Competition/Challenge , ERL Emergency , Major
ERL Emergency Robots is a civilian, outdoor robotics competition, with a focus on realistic, multi-domain emergency response scenarios. Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, the ERL Emergency Grand Challenge can only be overcome when land, underwater and flying robots successfully cooperate.

The competition itself sees International teams of various disciplines and organisations surveying the scene, collecting data, searching for missing workers and identifying critical hazards, all in a race against the clock. After three successful years under the name of ‘euRathlon’ (, the latest iteration of the competition takes a step forwards as part of the European Robotics League (ERL), a novel model for competitions funded by the European Commission.

Local organisers: Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), University of the West of England, Bristol, Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE and University of Oulu

Target audience
International teams (research, industry and/or end-users).

ERL Emergency 2017 competition is open to the public and anyone interested can attend as spectator. Spectators do not need to register and the entrance is free.

Please note that minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
European Robotics League (ERL)
Marta Palau Franco
+44 (0) 117 32 83082
Tor del Sale Area