• The New European Robotics Hackathon

    Visit the latest European robotics event.
    Test your robot systems.
    Be part of the community.

    ENRICH - The New European Robotics Hackathon
  • Realistic Environments

    The NPP in Zwentendorf, Austria,
    completely built but never activated,
    now offers excellent training conditions.

    ENRICH - Realistic Environments
  • Radiological and Nuclear Threats

    How can your system cope with a real RN disaster scenario?
    Find it out in June 2017.

    ENRICH - Radiological and Nuclear Threats

Welcome to ENRICH

The first European Robotics Hackathon

Test and Evaluate CBRNE Robotic Response Equipment in a Real World Full Scale Nuclear Facility

ENRICH is the world's first and only robotics trial that gives you pure and unspoiled real world scenarios for testing. In June 2017 we will provide you with a full blown Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operation – including finding real radiation sources, mapping challenging environments and/or manipulating radioactive material. Designed and guided by practitioners, made for the users, the industry and the R&D sector and all in the spirit of open-sciences, open-research and open-access.

European Robotics Hackathon - Open Science, Open Access and Open Research

About ENRICH - The European Robotics Hackathon

ENRICH - A new Robotics Competition

Incidents such as Fukushima or Chernobyl as well as problems related to the decommissioning and dismantling of old nuclear power plants have taught us that the use of robotics technology has clear advantages. There are many measurement and sampling tasks too risky for humans to carry out. For these radiological and nuclear (RN) scenarios specialized robot systems have to be developed. However, although there is a strong need for such solutions, for the near future no market-ready systems can be identified. Together with several partners, the European Robotics group decided to transfer the already well-established hackathon idea from the field of software development into the robotics world – and would like to announce:

The 1st European Robotics Hackathon

—  EnRicH  —

Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)
Sonnenweg 1, 3435 Zwentendorf an der Donau, Austria

Coordinates: 48° 21’ 16” N, 15° 53’ 5” E

Taking place June 19th - 23rd, 2017

This Robotics Hackathon is intended to bring together roboticists on the one hand and RN professionals & specialists on the other hand. To give a better insight into possible robotic applications for radiological and nuclear tasks the event will be accompanied by a R&D workshop. As common for software hackathons ENRICH will contain a contest element as well, in which a panel of judges selects the winning teams. However, our main goal is to foster the development of robotic solutions for the RN domain. So, if you are interested in an exciting event in a unique environment – you are cordially invited to attend!

ENRICH Robotic Trial - The Scenario

Realistic
Environment

Realistic
Task

Realistic
Challenges

The Environment

The boiling water reactor of the Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant (NPP Zwentendorf) is the world’s only nuclear power plant which has been completed but never put into operation. In Zwentendorf areas are easily accessible which in other NPPs can only be visited under severe difficulties. In an active nuclear power plant extensive safety precautions are needed for human personnel due to the high level of radioactivity. Instead, in the NPP Zwentendorf engineers have transformed the plant and turbine halls into a training centre. Repair and dismantling measures but also critical incidents and disaster scenarios can be trained under realistic conditions.

ENRICH Robot Trial - Zwentendorf Nuclear Power Plant (NPP)
NPP Zwentendorf , Austria

The Task

Naturally, a nuclear power plant contains areas which cannot be safely entered by human personnel, on the one hand due to inherent radiation like in the reactor building, on the other hand due to technical problems or accidents leading to an unpredictable and uncontrolled radioactive contamination in other parts of the plant. In any of these cases a robotic system doing an exploration of the scene would be very helpful.

In ENRICH the exploration task consists of three sub-tasks: first, a digital 3D map of the area of interest has to be built; second, radiation and its sources should be detected, measured and marked inside a digital map; and, third, if your system is equipped with a manipulator device, some dummy radiation sources have to be handled; see the images for example maps resp. the (dummy) radiation sources used. Teams may work on any combination of these sub-tasks. One or more robots may be used.

ENRICH Trial - 3D indoor map example
3D indoor map example
ENRICH Trial - Arbitrary RN map example
Arbitrary RN map example
ENRICH Trial - (Dummy) radiation source
(Dummy) radiation source

The Challenges

Expect the typical interior of a power plant with elements like: low or no light, closed doors, dead ends, sharp turns, blockings, steep stairs and narrow passages; see example images. Have a look at the official virtual tour through NPP Zwentendorf for a good impression.

Expect major difficulties for any kind of communication approach due to massive concrete walls and metal interiors. However, since that is not meant to prevent anyone from taking part, an optional WiFi communication infrastructure (standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN) will be provided for the teams.

Due to the active radiation sources inside the scenario nobody is allowed to accompany the robot(s). However, the scene will be equipped with cameras, allowing some basic supervision from outside. Additionally, Austrian radiation protection officials will ensure that there is no danger caused by the RN radiation, neither for team members nor for the robot systems!

A single run will last about 30 minutes plus some additional time to put the system into an operational state. So no time for debugging and online coding during the run; instead simply sign in for the next free time slot.

ENRICH Trial - Scenario example 1
NPP interior example 1
ENRICH Trial - Scenario example 2
NPP interior example 2

The Schedule

This is a first preliminary schedule for the event, please check regularly for updates.

Sat/Sun
17/18 June
Monday
19 June
Tuesday
20 June
Wednesday
21 June
Thursday
22 June
Friday
23 June
Event setup
0800-1600
Arrival of participants
0800-1200
Setup and testing
(robots, sensors, WiFi)
outdoor & indoor
0900-1600
with RN sources
outdoor
0900-1300
Competition day 1
0900-1500
Competition day 2
0900-1500
Bundle up
shutdown
0700-0900
Arrival of participants
0900-1500
Opening ceremony
1230-1300
Workshop
0900-1500
VIP day Award ceremony
1530-1600
 
  Scenario tour for participants
1330-1500
Press attendance and demos
0900-1500
  Farewell
1600-1700
 
  Setup and testing
(robots, sensors, WiFi)
only outdoor
0900-1200
1330-1500
       

The Rules

According to the overall Hackathon idea, first and foremost ENRICH is not searching for the ultimate winning team. Instead, we would mainly like to offer the possibility to test your system in a realistic setting and under challenging conditions. Thus, we tried to reduce the official regulations to a minimal set of rules:

  • All registered participants must pay a non-refundable registration fee of 99€, which will be used for organisational costs and the social event
  • Each team gets its own working area for preparation (table, benches, electrical power, wireless internet) for the whole duration of the event
  • There is only one scenario with three sub-tasks (3D mapping, RN measuring and mapping, manipulating radioactive material); teams may freely choose to work on any combination of these
  • There will be no pre-assigned time schedule; teams simply sign in for free time slots
  • Participants may use their own RN sensors or get one from the organisers (on a loan basis, ROS driver software included); instructions how to build your own radiation detector for the scenario can be found using "PIN Diode Geiger Counter" as input for your favourite search engine, see example
  • All robots must be prepared to mount one of our GoPro™ cameras for documentation purposes
  • During the event the organisers collect photo and video material and claim the right for publication, see below
  • The organisers will document each team's human-robot-interface and - if applicable - grab and display the output of the Operator Control Unit(s)
  • The 3D result maps should preferably be textured/colourised/RGB-D point clouds readable and displayable by the CloudCompare software
  • All participants have to pass any collected sensor data (in ROS bag format) to the organisers for online publication since this an open-science, open-research and open-access event

In the likely case of further questions please feel free to contact the organisers directly via the official POC.

Paperwork

The main focus of this Robotic Hackathon is testing and improving your robots, networking and community building – not competing against other participants like in many other robotic events. Thus, we do not have hundreds of pages of detailed rules and regulations. There is, however, some remaining paperwork every team has to deal with in order to register and take part in ENRICH:

If you plan to participate please complete these forms and send them to the official POC as soon as possible.

ENRICH Robotic Competition - Participants

Teams

Registration for participants is still open. Find a list of all registered teams for ENRICH as well as their selected sub-tasks below:

  RN Mapping 3D Mapping Manipulation
Telerob
IMM    
Cufix    
Team FKIE
bebot
ACTIVEROBOTICX
TAUT
Team Hector
Team Rescube
Brokk - CNVVF NBCR  
Flyability  

Click on the team names to get detailed team information (as PDF).

Judges

A team of honorary judges forms the jury for ENRICH. This Judge Team accompanies the whole event, mediates in the case of differences and misunderstandings, and assesses the systems' performance. The Judge Team consists of experienced RN professionals as well as reputable members of the robotics community. Confirmed members of the ENRICH Judge Team are:

Results

ENRICH is not meant to be a competition in the first place. There is no ranking system, no numbers collected, no result lists and no high-score. However, the Judge Team had a close look at all presented systems and evaluated each participant's performance. At the end of the event special awards have been handed over to the best-performers in the following three categories:

  • "Best 3D map of the scenario's interieur"
    This award went to the team IMM.
  • "Best map of RN sources and radiation distribution"
    Due to a comparable performance this award was shared equally between the teams of Hector and Fraunhofer FKIE.
  • "Best manipulation abilities when handling radioactive material"
    Although team Telerob found all five radiation sources, the jury decided to give this award to Fraunhofer FKIE - due to their innovative autonomous manipulation functions.

To get an impression of the achieved results and presented approaches visit the event's pages at flickr and YouTube - available soon ...

ENRICH Organisers

The Austrian Armaments and Defence Technology Agency (ADTA)

ADTA is the Austrian Armed Forces' technological centre of competence to support the whole life-cycle of weaponry, munitions, combat and other vehicles incl. robotics, military explosives, engineering, personal, NBC-defense, training and simulation equipment, optronical, electronical and medical materiel and provides for technical product documentation. ADTA is the MoD's primary consultant for understanding the effects of modern technologies and defining their usability for future armed forces capabilities. ADTA's scientific activities reach from laboratory efforts to providing technology services in the fields of physics, chemistry, biology, mathematics as well as civil, mechanical, materials and electrical engineering, safety and energy technology and some more. ADTA applies multi-disciplinary approaches to both advance knowledge through applied research and develop innovative technological solutions.

The Bundesheer

EVN AG — Energie-Versorgung Niederösterreich

EVN is a leading, international and publicly listed energy and environmental services company, with headquarters in Lower Austria, the country’s largest federal province. Based on state-of-the-art infrastructure, EVN provides its home market with electricity, natural gas, heat, drinking water and wastewater treatment, waste incineration and related services from a single supplier. Furthermore, the company operates cable TV and telecommunications networks and offers various energy services for private and business customers as well as municipalities as part of its portfolio. EVN is currently active in 13 countries.

The EVN AG

Fraunhofer FKIE

The Cognitive Mobile Systems Department of the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE is working in the area of unmanned systems for more than 20 years now. Our main expertise is the development and evaluation of complex human-robot systems, with a special focus on CBRNE and nuclear & radiological reconnaissance.

The FKIE

European Robotics

European Robotics aims to bridge the gap between HAZOPER (Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations) users, industry and research with a special focus on the field of ground robotics. European Robotics is a cooperation between representatives from the users community, industry and the research community and is strictly organized on a non-profit basis. All its activities are carried out on a purely honorary and complimentary basis.

European Robotics

European Robotics

Idea

European Robotics aims to bridge the gap between HAZOPER (Hazardous Materials Incident Response Operations) users, industry and research in the field of ground robotics.

Nowadays industry plays the "leading" role in robotics in the sense that it often defines the robotic capabilities available. Many times this results in more or less standard robots being introduced into the HAZOPER without very thoroughly defined functional requirements.

This might be an appropriate approach for those cases where the users have no vision themselves on how to use robotic support in HAZOPER. But many users do have a view of their own on their desired use of robotics. These views are often characterised by short-term objectives and a limited understanding of technical issues.

Research instead has usually no short-term objective and often fails to provide practical applications. Ignoring scientific results, however, prevents interesting and innovative developments. Industry, especially medium-sized enterprises, should use research to fertilise their strategic development process.

So, many times there is a gap between the industry's understanding of robots needed, the appliance of research results and the HAZOPER users' understanding of robot technology as well as the technical feasibility of their requirements.

European Robotics aims to solve this situation by bringing together users, industry and researchers.

European Robotics

Organisation

European Robotics is a co-operation between representatives from the users community, industry and the research community.

  • Users
    These are (future) professional users of ground robots that are designed for HAZOPER. These tasks are generally outdoor tasks in unstructured or urban terrain with specific threats and accuracy requirements.
  • Industry
    These are designers and manufacturers of integrated ground robots focusing on HAZOPER.
  • Research
    These are universities and other research institutes focusing on partial solutions relevant for HAZOPER, like sensor technology or outdoor navigation algorithms.

European Robotics is a non-profit organisation! All its activities are carried out on a purely honorary and complimentary basis.

Contact

Dr. Frank E. Schneider
Address:
Fraunhoferstr. 20
53343 Wachtberg
Germany
Tel:
+49 228 9435 481
Fax:
+49 228 9435 16 481
Email:
enrich (at) fkie.fraunhofer.de
Affiliation:
Cognitive Mobile Systems Department (CMS)
Fraunhofer Institute for Communication, Information Processing and Ergonomics FKIE

ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3667-8222

Reaserch Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Frank_Schneider3

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankeschneider

Google Scholar: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=LXB6ER0AAAAJ&hl=en

Microsoft Academic: http://academic.research.microsoft.com/Author/439603

Researcher ID: H-4835-2011 – http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-4835-2011

Scopus Author ID: 35957037300
http://www.scopus.com/inward/authorDetails.url?authorID=35957037300&partnerID=MN8TOARS

DBLP: http://www.informatik.uni-trier.de/~ley/pers/hd/s/Schneider:Frank_E=

Books & Book Chapters

1. A. Kräußling, F. E. Schneider, and D. Wildermuth, A Switching Algorithm for Tracking Extended Targets. Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics II (ICINCO), Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007, pp. 117-128.

2. F. E. Schneider, A. Kräußling, and D. Wildermuth, Tracking Methods for Relative Localisation, Robot Motion and Control . Recent Developments, Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences 335, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, 2006, pp. 301-313.

3. L. E. Parker, F. E. Schneider, and A. C. Schultz (Eds.), Multi Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume III. Proceedings from the 2005 International Workshop on Multi Robot Systems. Kluwer Academic Press, 2005.

4. A. C. Schultz, L. E. Parker, and F. E. Schneider (Eds.), Multi Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume II. Proceedings from the 2003 International Workshop on Multi Robot Systems. Kluwer Academic Press, 2003.

5. W. Burgard, M Moors, and F. E. Schneider, Collaborative Exploration of Unknown Environments with Teams of Mobile Robots. In: M. Beetz, J. Hertzberg, M. Ghallab, and M. E. Pollack (Eds.): Advances in Plan-Based Control of Robotic Agents, vol. 4266 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Springer, 2002.

Journals & Magazines

1. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Influences of the Robot Group Size on Cooperative Multi-Robot Localisation . Analysis and Experimental Validation. To be published in the TAROS 2011 special issue of Robotics and Autonomous Systems, 2012.

2. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth, B. Brüggemann, and T. Röhling, European Land Robot Trial (ELROB) . Towards a Realistic Benchmark for Outdoor Robotics, AT&P Journal plus, vol. 2, HMH s.r.o., Bratislava, 2010, pp. 97-102.

3. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, An Application of Relative Localisation for Multi-Robot Navigation. Optoelectronics, Instrumentation and Data Processing (Avtometriya), vol. 42, no. 5, Allerton Press, New York, 2006, pp. 110-120.

4. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Directed and Non-Directed Potential Field Approaches to Formation Navigation, Optoelectronics, Instrumentation and Data Processing (Avtometriya), vol. 42, no. 5, Allerton Press, New York, 2006, pp. 98-109.

5. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth, and A. Kräußling, Discussion of Exemplary Metrics for Multi-Robot Systems for Formation Navigation, International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, vol. 2-4, 2005, pp. 345-353.

6. W. Burgard, M. Moors, C. Stachniss, and F. E. Schneider, Coordinated Multi-Robot Exploration, IEEE Transactions on Robotics, vol. 21, no. 3, 2005, pp. 376-386.

7. D. Wildermuth and F. E. Schneider, A Vision-based Approach for Maintaining a Common Co-ordinate System for a Group of Robots based on Vision, Robotics and Autonomous Systems, vol. 44, no. 3-4, 2003, pp. 209-217.

8. J. Grosche and F. E. Schneider, Robotik - Anspruch und Wirklichkeit. In: IT-Report 2002.

9. J. Buhmann, W. Burgard, A. B. Cremers, D. Fox, T. Hofmann, F. E. Schneider, J. Strikos, and S. Thrun, The Mobile Robot RHINO. AI Magazine, vol. 16, no. 2, 1995, pp. 31-38.

Conference Papers

1. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth and H.-L. Wolf, Professional Ground Robotic Competitions From an Educational Perspective . A Consideration Using the Example of the European Land Robot Trial (ELROB), to be published in: Proceedings of the 6th IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS.12), Sofia, Bulgaria, 6.-8. September 2012.

2. F. E. Schneider, J. Welle, D. Wildermuth, and M. Ducke, Unmanned Multi-Robot CBRNE Reconnaissance with Mobile Manipulation, to be published in: Proceedings of the 13th International Carpathian Control Conference (ICCC), Podbanské, Slovak Republic, 28.-31. May 2012

3. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Evaluating the Effect of Robot Group Size on Relative Localisation Precision. In: R. Groß et al. (Eds.): TAROS 2011 . Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6856, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 149.160, 2011.

4. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Results of the European Land Robot Trial and Their Usability for Benchmarking Outdoor Robot Systems. In: R. Groß et al. (Eds.): TAROS 2011 . Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6856, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 408-409, 2011.

5. D. Wildermuth and F. E. Schneider, A Validation of Localisation Accuracy Improvements by the Combined Use of GPS and GLONASS. In: R. Groß et al. (Eds.): TAROS 2011 . Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence 6856, Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg, pp. 374-375, 2011.

6. M. Brunner, F. Höller, A. Königs, T. Röhling, F. E. Schneider, A. Tiderko, D. Schulz, and D. Wildermuth, The FKIE Robot System for the European Land Robot Trial 2011, 5th International IARP Workshop on Robotics for Risky Interventions and Environmental Surveillance-Maintenance (RISE 2011), Leuven, Belgium, 20.-21. June 2011

7. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, An Autonomous Unmanned Vehicle for CBRNE Reconnaissance. 12th International Carpathian Control Conference (ICCC), Velke Karlovice, Czech Republic, 25.-28. May 2011.

8. F. E. Schneider, T. Röhling, B. Brüggemann, and D. Wildermuth, CBRNE reconnaissance with an unmanned vehicle . a semi-autonomous approach. 2nd IFAC Symposium on Telematics Applications (IFAC-TA), Timi.oara, Romania, 5.-8. October 2010.

9. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth, B. Brüggemann, and T. Röhling, European Land Robot Trial (ELROB) . Towards a Realistic Benchmark for Outdoor Robotics. 1st International Conference on Robotics in Education (RiE), Bratislava, Slovakia, 16.-17. September 2010.

10. T. Röhling, B. Brüggemann, F. Höller, and F. E. Schneider, CBRNE Hazard Detection with an Unmanned Vehicle. IEEE International Workshop on Safety, Security, and Rescue Robotics (SSRR), Denver, Colorado, 3..6. November 2009.

11. B. Brüggemann, T. Röhling, H.-L. Wolf, and F. E. Schneider, European Land Robotic Trial 2008 (ELROB) . A Realistic Benchmark for Outdoor Robotics. Conference on Autonomous Robot Systems and Competitions, Castelo Branco, Portugal, Mai 2009.

12. F. Höller, D. Schulz, M. Moors, and F. E. Schneider, Accompanying Persons with a Mobile Robot using Motion Prediction and Probabilistic Roadmaps, International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), San Diego, California, 29. October . 2. November 2007.

13. S. Sehestedt and F. E. Schneider, Monte Carlo Localization in Highly Symmetric Environments. 3rd International Conference on Informatics and Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Setubal, Portugal, 1.-5. August 2006.

14. A. Kräußling, F. E. Schneider, and S. Sehestedt, Tracking multiple objects using the Viterbi algorithm. 3rd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Setubal, Portugal, 1.-5. August 2006.

15. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, An Application of Relative Localisation for Multi-Robot Navigation. 2nd IASTED International Conference on Automation, Control, and Applications (ACIT-ACA), Novosibirsk, Russia, 20.-24. June 2005.

16. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Directed and Non-Directed Potential Field Approaches to Formation Navigation. 2nd IASTED International Conference on Automation, Control, and Applications (ACIT-ACA), Novosibirsk, Russia, 20.-24. June 2005.

17. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Experimental Comparison of a Directed and a Non-Directed Potential Field Approach to Formation Navigation. 6th IEEE International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation (CIRA), Espoo, Finland, 27. 30. June 2005.

18. A. Kräußling, F. E. Schneider, and D. Wildermuth, A Switching Algorithm for Tracking Extended Targets. 2nd International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Barcelona, Spain, 14.-17. September 2005.

19. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth and A. Kräußling, Discussion of Exemplary Metrics for Multi-Robot Systems for Formation Navigation. 6th Conference .Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems. (TAROS), London, UK, 12.-14. September 2005.

20. A. Kräußling, F. E. Schneider, and D. Wildermuth, Tracking Expanded Objects Using the Viterbi Algorithm. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems (IS 2004), Varna, Bulgaria, 22.-24. June 2004.

21. A. Kräußling, F. E. Schneider, and D. Wildermuth, Tracking of Extended Crossing Objects Using the Viterbi Algorithm. 1st International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO), Setubal, Portugal, 25.-28. August 2004.

22. F. E. Schneider, A. Kräußling, and D. Wildermuth, An approach to active sensing using the Viterbi algorithm. 7th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Systems (DARS), Toulouse, France, 23.-25. June 2004.

23. F. E. Schneider, M Moors, and D. Wildermuth, Methods and experiments for hazardous area activities using a multi-robot system. IEEE 2004 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), New Orleans, USA, 26. April - 1. May 2004.

24. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Using an Extended Kalman Filter for Relative Localisation in a Moving Robot Formation. 4th International Workshop on Robot Motion and Control (RoMoCo.04), Puszczykowo, Poland, 17.-20. June 2004.

25. F. E. Schneider, M. Moors, D. Wildermuth, and A. Kräußling, Relative position estimation in a group of robots. IEEE, International Conference on Methods and Models in Automation and Robotics (MMAR), Mi.dzyzdroje, Poland, 30. August - 2. September 2003.

26. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, A potential field based approach to multi robot formation navigation. IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing (RISSP), Changsha, Hunan, China, 8.-13. October 2003.

27. M. Moors, F. E. Schneider, and D. Wildermuth, Estimating a Relative Co-ordinate System for a Group of Robots. 6th International Conference on Climbing and Walking Robots and the Support Technologies for Mobile Machines (CLAWAR), Catania, Italia, 17.-19. September 2003.

28. B. Trouvain, H.-L. Wolf, and F. E. Schneider, Impact of autonomy in multi-robot systems on teleoperation performance. In: A. C. Schultz, L. E. Parker, and F. E. Schneider (Eds.), Multi Robot Systems: From Swarms to Intelligent Automata, Volume II. Proceedings from the 2003 International Workshop on Multi Robot Systems. Kluwer Academic Press, 2003, pp. 253-264.

29. D. Wildermuth and F. E. Schneider, Maintaining a Common Co-ordinate System for a Group of Robots based on Vision. IEEE International Conference on Robotics, Intelligent Systems and Signal Processing (RISSP), Changsha, Hunan, China, 8.-13. October 2003.

30. F. E. Schneider, and D. Wildermuth, A potential field based approach to multi-robot formation navigation. 1st European Conference on Mobile Robotics (2003), Radziejowice, Poland, 4. 6. September 2003.

31. D. Wildermuth and F. E. Schneider, Maintaining a Common Coordinate System for a Group of Robots based on Vision. 7th International Conference on Intelligent Autonomous Systems (IAS 7), Marina del Rey, California, 25.-27. March 2002.

32. F. E. Schneider and B. Trouvain, Forschungsarbeiten im Projekt .Experimentelles Mensch-Mehrrobotersystem., Symposium .Robotik. of the Bundesakademie für Wehrverwaltung und Wehrtechnik (BakWVT), Mannheim, Germany, 10. December 2002.

33. F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Motion co-ordination for formations of multiple mobile robots 3rd International Conference on Field and Service Robotics (FSR), Helsinki, Finnland, 11.-13. Juni 2001.

34. B. Trouvain and F. E. Schneider, Multimodal Human-Robot Interaction using a Laserpointer and Speech, 4th European Workshop on Advanced Mobile Robots (EUROBOT.01), Lund, Sweden, 19..21. September 2001.

35. B. Trouvain, F. E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Integrating a multimodal human-robot interaction method into a multi-robot control station. 10th IEEE International Workshop on Robot-Human Interactive Communication (ROMAN), Bordeaux and Paris, France, 18. 21. September 2001.

36. D. Wildermuth and F. E. Schneider, Erzeugung eines gemeinsamen Koordinatensystems für eine Gruppe von Robotern auf der Basis von Bildverarbeitung, 16. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS), Karlsruhe, Germany, 20.-21. November 2000.

37. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth, and H.-L. Wolf, Concept of a man-machine-interface for a human-multi-robot-system, 1st International Conference on Mechatronics and Robotics (M&R 2000), St. Petersburg, Russia, 22.-26. May 2000.

38. F. E. Schneider, D Wildermuth, and H.-L. Wolf, Konzept einer Mensch-Maschine-Schnittstelle für ein Mensch-Mehrrobotersystem. Conference .Robotik 2000., Berlin, Germany, 29. 30. June 2000.

39. F. E. Schneider, D. Wildermuth, and H.-L. Wolf, Motion co-ordination in formations of multiple mobile robots using a potential field approach, 5th International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems (DARS), Knoxville, Tennessee, 4.-6. October 2000.

40. F E. Schneider and D. Wildermuth, Simulation von Mehrrobotersystemen. 13. Fachgespräch Autonome Mobile Systeme (AMS), Stuttgart, Germany, 6.-7. October 1997.

41. F. E: Schneider and K.-P. Gärtner, Mensch-Mehrroboter-Systeme im Bereich autonomer mobiler Systeme. Deutsch-Französischer Workshop .Robotik", Ludwigshafen, Germany, June 1997.

42. F. E. Schneider, K.-P. Gärtner, and D. Wildermuth, Einsatz einer verteilten Simulation beim Entwurf von Mensch-Mehrroboter-Systemen. Symposium .Neue Technologien in der wehrtechnischen Simulation. of the Bundesakademie für Wehrverwaltung und Wehrtechnik (BakWVT), Mannheim, Germany, 30. September - 2. October 1997.

43. F. E. Schneider and K.-P. Gärtner, Teleoperation with compressed motion pictures sequences, 27th International Symposium on Industrial Robots (ISIR), Milano, Italia, 6.-8. October 1996.

44. F. E. Schneider, K.-P. Gärtner, and D. Wildermuth, Simulation eines autonomen unbemannten Landfahrzeuges, Symposium .Neue Technologien in der wehrtechnischen Simulation. of the Bundesakademie für Wehrverwaltung und Wehrtechnik (BakWVT), Mannheim, Germany, 3.-5. June 1996.

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