In April 2013, our EU-funded STRANDS project started with the aim to develop autonomous mobile robots which are able to operate for long periods in everyday environments. When complete, these robots will perform intelligent tasks in care and security applications. Before that, we must ensure they can simply just survive without expert help in real world. To challenge ourselves and our robots, we decided to run a robot marathon during European Robotics Week 2013. This is an endurance competition in which the universities who are participating in the project run their robots for as long as possible, with the aim of them covering as much ground as possible.
To learn more about the event go to the STRANDS Robot Marathon page. Follow the links at the bottom of the page to see more information about each robot, including live streams from their sensors.