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DLR SpaceBot-Cup: ARTEMIS - Autonomous Rover Team for Exploration and Manipulation

Official Logo of the DLR SpaceBot Cup (Source: DLR, Creative Commons Lizenz: CC-BY 3.0)
Official Logo of the DLR SpaceBot Cup (Source: DLR, Creative Commons Lizenz: CC-BY 3.0)

The SpaceBot Cup is a robotic competition, offered by the DLR Space Administration. The challenge of the competition is to develop a robotic system which is able to perform tasks that are derived from a typical exploration scenario on a planetary surface. The system has to semi-autonomously locate, identify, and transport objects in a difficult terrain to finally integrate them into an overall system. The competition will be held in November 2013 under the auspices of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. A total of 10 teams will compete. The team "Artemis" of the DFKI RIC and the University of Bremen intends to solve the challenges of the competition with a heterogeneous team consisting of two exploration robots (see figure).

Duration: 01.03.2013 till 30.11.2013
Donee: DFKI GmbH
Sponsor: Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
German Aerospace Center e.V.
Grant number: This project is funded by the Space Agency of the German Aerospace Center with federal funds of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi) in accordance with the parliamentary resolution of the German Parliament, grant no. 50RA1318
Partner: Universität Bremen
Team: Team I - System Design
Team II - Hardware Architectures
Team V - Behavior Control & Simulation
Team VII - Sustained Interaction & Learning
Team VIII - Knowledge-based long-term Autonomy
Application Field: Space Robotics
Related Projects: iMoby
Intelligent Mobility (04.2009- 06.2012)
IMPERA
Integrated Mission Planning for Distributed Robot Systems (04.2011- 03.2014)
SemProM
Semantic Product Memory (02.2008- 01.2011)
Related Robots: ARTEMIS
DLR SpaceBot Cup 2013 Rover
AILA
Mobile Dual-Arm-Manipulation
ASGUARD III
Advanced Security Guard V3
Related Software: MARS
Machina Arte Robotum Simulans

Project details

Sketch of SpaceBot scenario and technical solution utilizing a multi-robot system to be developed (Source: DFKI GmbH)
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