19 Aug 2020
A Message to RoboCup Rescue Robot League Teams from the RoboCup German Open Rescue League:
We are happy to announce two upcoming rescue robotics events in Germany and kindly ask you to express your interest in participation in either one of these events by August 25, 2020. Your timely reply will greatly facilitate planning of the events.
1) November 2020
A rescue robotics competition based on the Rules of the RoboCup Rescue Robot League and complemented by tasks derived from fire fighter missions will be held in Dortmund, Germany. Dortmund ist about 2.5 h by train from Frankfurt International Airport.
The competition will be hosted by the recently founded non-profit German Rescue Robotics Center (DRZ), https://www.rescuerobotics.eu, in its new and well equipped testing hall. The event will be organized by DRZ together with RoboCup Rescue representatives of the German RoboCup Regional Committee. A (small) registration fee will be required for participation.
The event will only be open to participants, organizers and press. Live streaming is being considered for the public. Because of the limited number of participants, the large size of the hall and a strict hygiene concept we assume that it will be well possible to hold this event in November.
Currently we target the second week of November, i.e., team setup from Nov. 8th afternoon to 9th and competition days on 10-12, followed by the official opening of the hall and a scientific symposium on 13th.
As there is still a small chance to move this event to another week in November, we kindly ask you to inform us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning team name and contact information
- if you would be interested in participating in this event in the planned time and
- if you potentially would be interested in participating in another week of November in case the week of the event may be changed.
We are excited about this opportunity for the RoboCup Rescue Robot League and would be happy to meet as many of you as possible on this occasion in Dortmund, as also 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the RoboCup Rescue Robot League.
2) April 2021
The RoboCup German Open 2021 is planned to take place April 21st to 24th, 2021, in Magdeburg, Germany. It is the main European event for many Major leagues and an excellent opportunity for realistic tests prior to the international RoboCup event. The registration fee is expected to be 150 / 400 EUR per member / team.
Magdeburg (https://www.magdeburg.de/index.php?La=2) can be reached via Hannover International Airport or Berlin Airport plus about two hours by car or train.
We kindly ask you to express your interest in participation in GermanOpen 2021 by email with team name and contact information to email@example.com.