RoboCup Rescue German Open 2021 -DRZ Edition 27.-30. Sep.

In the Rescue category, a German Open competition will be held in September 2021. On the site of the German Rescue Robotic Center in Dortmund, rescue teams from renowned universities and research institutions will compete in a number of different rescue disciplines. This year in particular, the DRZ-Challenge, which is specifically related to a real rescue mission, will take place.

Press response

Monday, Sep 27

All teams are testing their robots, preparing for the competition tomorrow.

Tuesday, Sep 28

Today the first competitions will start. Each team have adjusted and set up their robots and now it’s time for the preliminaries. Good look everyone!

Results of the day

After the teams were able to gain initial experience in the courses, the evening was used to adapt the robots to the challenges. The suitability of the individual kinematic systems was demonstrated during the individual tasks. This involved overcoming heavy obstacles, driving through rough terrain, jerky tracks or overcoming sand and gravel.

Wednesday, Sep 29

After all the teams have worked hard on their systems overnight, they will have the opportunity today to pit their optimized systems against each other in further test runs. Today will decide who will enter the final. We are looking forward to an exciting day of competition and keep our fingers crossed for all participants.

Impressions of the day

The preliminary rounds are now finished. There were many challenges to overcome. Some robots had to be „doctored“ by their teams. 4 teams finally made it to the finals:

Team AutonOHM
Team Dynamics
Team Hector
Team Francor

Tomorrow the competition will go in the DRZ Challenge. We leave the RoboCup arenas and the robots battle it out in a reality based challenge. It simulates an accident in a laboratory. Here the robots have to open a door, make their way through smoky corridors and finally close valves. We are already very curious to see which team will win the race.

Thursday, Sep 30

The finals started this morning. All four qualified teams had prepared themselves optimally for the runs and started the races highly motivated. The task was to steer the robot out of a fire engine into a smoky laboratory. First, the robot had to open the entrance door to the laboratory with its manipulator arm. Then it crossed a foggy corridor. At the end of the corridor, it had to move wooden beams aside that blocked the access to another laboratory room. In the laboratory room, an open canister containing a hazardous substance was detected and this was closed with a wedge. In addition, the robots had to recognise hazmat signs on their own and enter them in a map. In addition, a valve had to be closed. Finally, the robot had to find its way back to the emergency vehicle.


It was an exciting neck-and-neck race between the team that had been leading until then and its pursuer. In the end, Team Hector from the Technical University of Darmstadt prevailed and was able to secure 1st place for itself. Team AutonOHM from the University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg came in second, ahead of Team Dynamics from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria.

We congratulate all participants on a successful RoboCup Rescue German Open 2021.

Impressions of the day

Award ceremony

Results

Preliminary Points

qualified for finals

total points

placement

AutonOHM

509

yes

609

second place

Capra

4

no

54

Dynamics

444

yes

502

third place

Francor

333

yes

401

Team Hector

528

yes

618

first place

Siemens Space Agency

177

no

177

Programme

Sunday, Sep 26 (Afternoon) – Setup for participating teams
The teams set up their robots and accommodate themselves with the competition environment.

Monday, Sep 27 – Setup for participating teams
The teams set up their robots and accommodate themselves with the competition environment.

Tuesday, Sep 28 Competition (Standard test methods)
First day of the competition. The teams compete in various standardized test suits to demonstrate their capabilities in the fields of maneuvering, mobility, dexterity, and exploration.

Wednesday, Sep 29 – Competition (Standard test methods).
Second day of the competition. The teams compete in various standardized test suits to demonstrate their capabilities in the fields of maneuvering, mobility, dexterity, and exploration.

Thursday, Sep 30 – Final runs (“DRZ Challenge”), application workshop with first responders, and award ceremony.
Final day of the competition. The teams compete in an application-oriented mission simulating a realistic accident in a chemical laboratory where traditional first responders would be at a high risk. The mission requires the teams to perform multiple, versatile tasks such as opening a door, traversing debris, navigating through smoke, and finally identifying a critical, heated container as well as sealing it.  

Teams

AutonOHM

Technische Hochschule Nürnberg (Germany)

Hector Darmstadt

Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany)

Francor

Francor e.V. (Germany)

Dynamics

FH Oberösterreich (Austria)

Capra

École de technologie supérieure (Canada)

Siemens Space Agency

Siemens AG (Germany)

Rules

For the Competition rules RoboCup Rescue German Open 2021 – DRZ Edition use the following link
Rules for competition

Location of event
Further information

For general information please click here.

For teaminformation please click here. 

The hygiene concept on which the event is based can be found here.

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