ERL Emergency Local Tournament (air+land), Poznan, PL, June 2022
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* Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our entire 2020/21 ERL season has been postponed until 2022.*

It is our pleasure to announce a new edition of ERL Emergency competition to take place in Poznan (Poland) 20-25 June 2022.

The European Robotics League (ERL) is an innovative concept for robot competitions which stems from its predecessors, the euRathlon and RoCKIn competitions, and focuses on tasks that robots must execute in realistic environments. The ERL is composed of multiple Local Tournaments, held in different locations across Europe, and a few competitions as part of Major Tournaments. Teams participate in the tournaments (Local and/or Major) each year and get scores based on their performances.

Scores of the best participation in tournaments for each team are added and teams are ranked based on their cumulative score. Prizes for the top teams are awarded during the next year’s European Robotics Forum (ERF). Moreover, participating teams in the 2020/2021 Season are candidates to take part in the Major ERL Smart City tournament in the Fall 2021. For more information about ERL, please visit

As part of the 2020/2021 Season, and after the success of ERL Emergency competition in February 2019, we are pleased to announce a new tournament of the ERL Emergency challenge, to be held in Poznan (Poland) in June 2022.

For 2020/2021 ERL Emergency, the competition wishes to foster advanced developments on autonomous capabilities and seamless outdoor/indoor navigation for air and land robots, as these are important milestones to achieve for emergency robotic systems.

Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies (CATEC), European Space Foundation (ESF), Poznan University of Technology and Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center, within the SciRoc project.
Francisco J. Perez Grau

ERL Emergency Local Tournament (land+sea), La Spezia, Italy, July 2022
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* Due to the COVID-19 outbreak our entire 2020/21 ERL season has been postponed until 2022.*

We are pleased to announce the first Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection (RAMI) Marine Robots competition that will be held at the NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), La Spezia, Italy, from 10 to 15 July 2022.

Organized in the framework of the METRICS EU project (, the competition is part of the European Robotics League (ERL) Emergency season 2021-2022.

RAMI Marine Robots will include underwater robots working in an outdoor realistic environment. We will challenge the autonomy and cooperation of robotic systems in an Inspection & Maintenance scenario. A higher level of autonomy will be rewarded in the scoring. The CMRE protected seawater basin will host the activities of the Autonomous Underwater Robots.

Some of the tasks/functionalities that will be challenged are:
- autonomous underwater navigation;
- underwater pipes and structure inspection;
- object recognition;
- adaptive mission planning;
- underwater manipulation;

For full details, including detailed rules and the call for participation please visit:

Key Dates:
15 April 2022 - Deadline for application Part 1
30 May 2022 - Deadline for application Part 2
10 June 2022 - Qualification announcement
10 July 2022 - Competition begins
15 July 2022 - Competition ends

Apply here:

NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Gabriele Ferri
NATO STO Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE)
Viale S. Bartolomeo, 400
19126 La Spezia