euRathlon 2015 Challenge

Thursday, 17 September, 2015
Piombino, Italy
Hosting conference: 
NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
University of the West of England
Centre for Advanced Aerospace Technologies (CATEC)
Fraunhofer FKIE
Heriot-Watt University
Platforma Oceanica de Canarias (PLOCAN) / University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)
University of Oulu
euRathlon 2015 Challenge, Piombino, Italy, 17th-25th September 2015 An Outdoor Robotics Challenge for Land, Sea and Air euRathlon is a new outdoor robotics competition, which invites teams to test the intelligence and autonomy of their robots in realistic mock emergency-response scenarios inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident. euRathlon 2015 will be held in Piombino, Italy, from the 17th to 25th September 2015. The competition will take place in the area surrounding of the Torre del Sale building, on the beach and in the nearby waters, and in the Enel-owned thermal power plant sheltered harbour. Competitors will have the opportunity to deal with real life conditions (i.e. limited visibility and salty water, a ruined building, sandy terrain, etc) in a realistic mock disaster scenario. Watch the euRathlon 2015 Challenge promo video: We welcome teams from Universities, Research labs or Industry; from single organisations or with team members from multiple organisations. Although euRathlon is a European initiative, International teams are also very welcome. To encourage the participation of the maximum number of teams – especially teams with experience in one domain only, three different categories of scenarios have been defined: • The Grand Challenge: a three-domain scenario, which comprises three missions. • Sub-Challenge: two-domain scenarios; each is a combination of two trials. This is intended as practice for the Grand Challenge. • Trial: single-domain scenarios. There will be a total of one Grand Challenge, three Sub-Challenges and six trials. The scenarios will be held in increasing order of complexity (i.e. the trials will be held first followed by the sub-challenges and finally the Grand Challenge). Trials and sub-challenges will allow teams to test and prepare their robots as the scenarios are based on and preparatory to the Grand Challenge. ( The team can be multi-domain to cover the different domain. If the team cannot cover all the domains , there is a Team Matching form available on the website for single-domain teams that wish to join with teams in other domains to create a multi-domain team before the competition. Official information concerning the registration process, requirements, programme, scenarios and the competition can be found on the euRathlon website ( and the related euRathlon forum ( Please visit for detailed information or contact
Deadline for submission: 
Friday, 15 May, 2015