Germany wins the ERC 2020 tournament

Matthew N. Henry

The winner of the sixth edition of the global ERC levels of competition is the German group ERIG e.V. Scorching on their heels ended up customers of RoverOva from the Czech Republic, who finished up 2nd. The third put was granted to both equally DJS Antariksh from India and Columbian Robocol. It is the to start with time in the heritage of ERC in which two teams tied for a put on the podium.

The sixth edition of the ERC levels of competition was held with a new, distant components. Among the 11th and thirteenth of September 2020, 26 teams from fourteen nations all around the globe participated in the tournament remotely navigating the cell robot on the most significant synthetic Martian field in the globe, located in Poland. They participated in two field tasks that provided gathering samples from the MarsYard working with opportunistic rover science solutions as effectively as performing a sequence of functions at the concentrate on equipment.

Throughout #ERC2020 teams ended up working with an impressive distant-robot management platform and cell robots. Image credit history: ERC

12 months by year the stage of ERC individuals is increased and increased. It tends to make us happy that teams set religion in the distant edition of ERC 2020 and showed fantastic professionalism even though making ready for the levels of competition. In the procedure of gathering technical documentation, this year’s winner was awarded the Finest Science Style Award for depth assessment and demonstrating a certainly interdisciplinary solution. It is the ideal case in point that steady improvement and performing on your assignments with specialists from various science fields pays off – points out Lucas Wilczynski, the founder and most important organizer of the ERC levels of competition.

This year, for the to start with in the heritage of ERC, supplemental awards and distinctions have been handed out. The jury panel has regarded RoverOva’s (the Czech Republic) endeavours on MarsYard with the  Best Autonomy Navigation Award. Users of Robocol (Columbia) organized the most specific geological map of the Martian field, even though RoboClyde from the United kingdom showed the biggest dexterity in the Servicing job simulating distant servicing of the reactor equipment.

A comprehensive list of the awards and distinctions is introduced underneath:

Resource: ERC 2020