[robotics-worldwide] [news] Call for Participation

Minesweepers world at landminefree.org
Wed Apr 16 15:55:50 PDT 2014


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*Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World*

International outdoor robotic competition on humanitarian demining

(http://www.landminefree.org/)

*September 1-3, 2014 - Coimbra, Portugal*



*Dear Colleague,*



Detection and removal of antipersonnel landmines is, at the present time, a
serious problem of political, economical, environmental and humanitarian
dimensions in many countries over the world. *Minesweepers: Towards a
Landmine-free World *is an international outdoor robotic competition on
humanitarian demining that aims at motivating researchers and developers to
work on innovative solutions for this serious problem.



The third edition of *Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World* is
organized by Institute for Systems and Robotics, University of Coimbra
under the auspices of IEEE RAS Special Interest Group on Humanitarian
Technology (RAS-SIGHT). The competition is organized in collaboration with
IEEE RAS Egypt Chapter and Hadath for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It
is technically co-sponsored by IEEE Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).



*Competition Categories*

·  *Minesweepers - Academia: * for undergraduate and postgraduate students
where only metallic objects are available in the competition arena and
landmine detection and minefield mapping are required.

·  *Minesweepers - Juniors:*  for elementary and high school students where
only metallic objects are available in the competition arena and only
landmine detection is required.

·  *Minesweepers - Industry:* for professional companies where metallic and
non-metallic objects with different dimensions and profiles are available
in the competition arena and landmine detection, landmine imagining and
minefield mapping are required.

*Important Dates*

·  Registration deadline: 15 May 2014

·  Eligibility Round (technical report and short video): 1 July 2014

·  Notification of Acceptance: 15 July  2014

·  Classification Round: 1-2 September 2014

·  Final Round: 3 September 2014

We look forward to having active participation and seeing fascinating
robots on the field from your leading institution in this international
competition. Please find attached the competition poster for your reference.



*Kind regards, *

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*Minesweepers: Towards a Landmine-free World*
*Organization Committee*
*Mail: world at landminefree.org <world at landminefree.org>*
*Website: http://www.landminefree.org/ <http://www.landminefree.org/>*

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