Raumfahrt - Germany wins the ERC 2020 tournament



The winner of the sixth edition of the international ERC competition is the German team ERIG e.V. Hot on their heels were members of RoverOvafrom the Czech Republic, who ended up second. The third place was granted to both DJS Antariksh from India and Columbian Robocol. It is the first time in the history of ERC where two teams tied for a place on the podium.

The sixth edition of the ERC competition was held with a new, remote formula. Between the 11th and 13th of September 2020, 26 teams from 14 countries around the world participated in the tournament; remotely navigating the mobile robot on the biggest artificial Martian field in the world, located in Poland. They participated in two field tasks that included collecting samples from the MarsYard using opportunistic rover science methods as well as performing a sequence of operations at the target machine.

During #ERC2020 teams were using an innovative remote-robot management platform and mobile robots


Year by year the level of ERC participants is higher and higher. It makes us glad that teams put faith in the remote edition of ERC 2020 and showed great professionalism while preparing for the competition. In the process of collecting technical documentation, this year's winner was awarded the Best Science Design Award for depth analysis and showing a truly interdisciplinary approach. It is the best example that continuous development and working on your projects with specialists from different science fields pays off -

explains Lucas Wilczynski, the founder and main organizer of the ERC competition.

This year, for the first in the history of ERC, additional awards and distinctions have been handed out. The jury panel has recognized RoverOva’s (the Czech Republic) efforts on MarsYard with the  Best Autonomy Navigation Award. Members of Robocol (Columbia) prepared the most precise geological map of the Martian field, while RoboClydefrom the UK showed the greatest dexterity in the Maintenance task simulating remote servicing of the reactor machine.
A full list of the awards and distinctions is presented below:
1st place ERC 2020
ERIG e.V.     Germany
2nd place ERC 2020
RoverOva The Czech Republic
3rd place ERC 2020 (ex aequo) DJS Antariksh India
  Robocol Columbia
Best Design Award: Best Design AGH Space Systems Poland
Best Design Award: Best Docs STAR Dresden e.V Germany
Best Design Award: Best Science Design ERIG e.V Germany
Best Autonomy Navigation (distinction) RoverOva The Czech Republic
Best Scientists (distinction) METU Rover Turkey
Best Science Planning (distinction) DJS Antariksh India
Best Planetary Map(distinction) Robocol Columbia
Best Analysis (distinction) RoverOva The Czech Republic
Best Dexterity (distinction) RoboClyde United Kingdom
Best Presentation (distinction) AGH Space Systems Poland
Mathworks Special Award SKA Robotics Poland

ERC is the prestigious space and robotics event connecting international mobile robot competition with the science and technological show zone open to the public and business conference. Most importantly it is the place where new and inspiring ideas are born through sharing knowledge and passion for science, technology and innovation. Each year ERC attracts tens of thousands of visitors. The fifth edition of the event was observed by a record number of over 100,000 people. See the official ERC 2019 movie:

Quelle: PROWLY

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