Call for Participation

Important Dates

Deadline for Application Part 1: 12 29 October 2018 (extended hard deadline)

Deadline for Application Part 2: November 2018

Qualification announcement: December 2018

ERL Emergency Competition: 18-23 February 2019


The complete rules of ERL Emergency 2019 tournament can be found here (updated October 3rd).

Please check carefully the requirements for land and air robots (these two documents are extracts from the rulebook to facilitate reading).

Application Procedure

The Call for Participation is now open. Applicant teams must send an email to erl.emergency [at] catec [dot] aero before the first deadline (October 12th 29th) with the following attachments:

For the second Application Deadline (exact date will be announced soon), teams must provide additional documents:

  • Scenario Application Paper (describing how the team plan to tackle the TBM/FBMs). To be provided soon.
  • Letter of Intent (LOI) regarding liability and insurance. To be provided soon.
  • Photograph & Video release form signed by each of the team members. To be provided soon.
  • Payment of a non-refundable registration fee. Details will be provided soon.
  • Robots validation:
    • Air: documentation and videos as described in the requirements for aerial robots.
    • Land: a video showing the robot driving in an “8” shaped path.

Selection Criteria

Teams will be selected for participation based on:

  • Team research quality, as measured from the provided information.
  • Number of available slots for team participation in the tournament. Double domain teams (Land+Air) will have priority over single domain teams. If you are a single domain team, please fill the 'Team Match Form' and the organization will help you match with another single domain team.