A competition for academia and industry.

Extreme Environments Robot Challenge 2018 is an international competition 

It is anticipated that this challenge will cover a wide range of scenarios, involving the threat to human life from unpredictable events including accidents, manmade and natural disasters, as well as terrorist activities.
The challenge is to build robust emergency response systems that can be exploited in extreme environments, such as collapsed buildings following an earthquake or terrorist attacks, or Polar Regions for monitoring indicators of climate change. We regard situational awareness to lie at the heart of this problem. This requires large scale, sometimes longterm mapping and monitoring, including localisation of emergency responders and victims for rapid onset natural disasters, long-term monitoring of climate change as well as timely coordination of all resources available - including people and autonomous systems. Another major challenge in these scenarios is the continuous integration, reconciliation and reuse of information coming from disparate sources including lidars, sensors, mobile cameras, satellite images, thermal imaging and 2G-5G cellular networks.

 

Event date: 
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 09:00 to Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 18:00