The European Robotics League comprises of two indoor robotics competitions, ERL Industrial Robots and ERL Service Robots, and one outdoor robotics competition, ERL Emergency Robots.
I was delighted to be asked if Worthington Sharpe could be involved as a competition sponsor. We will be providing a loan of the Wing GCS Ground Control Station for the outdoor Emergency Robots competition.
|ERL Emergency Robots Competition|
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 teams have enough to worry about and the provision of a single human interface and Ground Control Station for control of all vehicle types including UAVs (drones) Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) and ground robots, and will allow a selected team to focus on the cognition, intelligence, and autonomy of the robots.
We are in the process of developing a new version of the Wing GCS. This will comprise the same general layout and major components, but with a modified case design that is more robust and waterproof. A rendering of the new design in progress is shown below.