DLR SpaceBot-Cup 2015: ARTEMIS

DLR SpaceBot-Cup 2015: ARTEMIS – Autonomous Rover Trials for Exploration and Manipulation

DLR SpaceBot Cup, www.dlr.de/rd/spacebotcup (Source: DLR)
DLR SpaceBot Cup, www.dlr.de/rd/spacebotcup (Source: DLR)

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.

Duration: 01.12.2014 till 30.11.2015
Donee: DFKI GmbH
Sponsor: Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
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 Energy (BMWi) in accordance with the parliamentary resolution of the German Parliament, grant no. 50RA1411
Partner: University of Bremen
Team: Team V - Behavior Control & Simulation
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)
Entern
Environment Modelling and Navigation for Robotic Space-Exploration (10.2014- 12.2017)
TransTerrA
Semi-autonomous cooperative exploration of planetary surfaces including the installation of a logistic chain as well as consideration of the terrestrial applicability of individual aspects (05.2013- 12.2017)
Related Robots: AILA
Mobile Dual-Arm-Manipulation

Project details

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 using the Artemis Rover  (see figure), which has been developed for the SpaceBot Cup 2013, combined with optimized software solutions for mapping, navigation, object recognition, planning, manipulation and runtime monitoring. Beside smaller hardware improvements major optimizations for communication and mission control are planned. Extensive communication and field tests should be performed to identify possible problems and to train the ground crew. This should ensure a constant and safe operation of the rover during the competition.
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