ROBOTICS AND DRONES:
SEARCH AND RESCUE

Search and retrieval of human casualties in non-urban environment

BACKGROUND:
The use of robotic vehicles (flying or on the ground), 1) to find injured or missing persons and, 2) to autonomously deliver a water bottle to them.

ENVIROMENT:
Non-urban terrain, small buildings or containers; asphalt, lawn, grassland, swamp, woods, sand, water, stones; small roads and paths, ditches and trenches; fences and other obstacles like containers.

DURATION:
45 min for operation, 15 min for delivering data to judges

SITUTATION:
There are 4–5 lost persons lying at unknown positions in distances up to 500 meters, maybe inside building like structures. Robot or group of robots must locate and help these persons with the highest possible autonomy.

OBJECTIVES:
Group will gain additional points from the following:
– locate each person and visualise the locations on the map
– provide image of the person as close as possible
– deliver standard water bottle to person within less than 2 meters
– transport person to the starting location with a ground vehicle
– time spent for completing each target rescue

ADDINIONAL DETAILS:
– each person to be rescued will weigh between 20 kg and 40 kg
– the easier and closer dummies will wear a yellow safety vest, while the harder targets may wear camouflage clothing.