Scenario: robotic response team

In the case of emergency situations, robotic systems play a key role by enabling rescue teams to sense and act at a distance from the emergency site. However, emergencies may take place in any scenario, and there is no guarantee of a communication infrastructure or even access to GPS. In order to perform the mission successfully, there is a need for additional competences in the robotic systems. In that sense, this 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.

Photo credit: RockEU2

Photo credit: RockEU2

Robotic team competences

  • Outdoor/indoor autonomous navigation.
  • Obstacle detection and avoidance.
  • Speed.
  • Object recognition.
  • Accurate delivery of items.

A more detailed description of the missions to accomplish will be available here soon.

Preliminary description of tasks

Initially, the tasks and functionalities considered to complete this competition are the following:

  • Navigate autonomously from point A to point B as fast as possible. There can be obstacles and GPS-degraded areas on the way.
  • Reach the interior of a building, localize missing persons (e.g. a mannequin) and deliver first-aid kits.
  • Detect and recognize different markers both outdoor and indoor.
  • Build a map of the interior of a building.

A detailed description of the tasks to carry out during the tournament can be found in the rulebook.

Participating teams


Lodz University of Technology; Institute of Automatic Control

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Lodz, Poland


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology; Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Control (RISC)

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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia


ENSTA ParisTech

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Paris, France



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Lomazzo, Italy


University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG FER); Laboratory for Robotics and Intelligent Control Systems (LARICS)

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Zagreb, Croatia

ENSTA Bretagne

ENSTA Bretagne

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Brest, France