The European Robotics League (ERL) is a novel European-based common framework for robotics competitions in the fields of Industrial Robots (ERL Industrial Robots), Service Robots (ERL Service Robots) and Emergency Robots (ERL Emergency Robots). The ERL builds on the success of the European funded FP7 projects EuRoC, RoCKIn and euRathlon.
International teams will participate in local and major tournaments distributed across Europe. The three robotics competitions have been designed to address open societal, scientific and industrial challenges and to thoroughly assess, compare, and evaluate competing innovative approaches.
The European Robotics League is lead by euRobotics and funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme.
About the author:
Marta Palau Franco is an electronics engineer, oceanographer and currently project manager of the ERL Emergency Robots competition. She is based in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory and was previously project manager of the EU-FP7 project euRathlon (www.eurathlon.eu), which was led by the University of the West of England, Bristol.