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The "AL-ROBOTICS" team, led by CATEC, successfully completes its participation in the MBZIRC competition, the largest one in robotics and drones worldwide


April 18th 2017

The group of researchers achieved the 5th best result in one of the tests of the competition and the 7th in another, placing it among the best technology centers and universities in the world in this field


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The team of researchers and engineers AL-ROBOTICS, made up of professionals from CATEC, the University of Seville, and the company GMV, has successfully completed its participation in the MBZIRC competition (The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge), the largest international competition of aerial and ground robotics and unmanned systems that were held last March in Abu Dhabi.

This team has been one of the few selected worldwide and the only Spanish one participating in this competition organized by the University of Khalifa, and has brought together the most important universities and research centers of robotics around the world, coming from USA, Europe and Asia.

The Andalusian team achieved the 5th best result in the test consisting of landing an unmanned aerial system in an autonomous moving car and without pilot intervention, a challenge only overcome by five of the 25 participating teams, and with a higher score from the sixth and the rest. It also achieved the 7th best result in another test consisting of using several aerial robots that, cooperating among themselves autonomously, were able to locate, collect and deposit several fixed and mobile objects in specific sites. In the final test, the team finished in a meritorious 12th position, among the best centers in the world.

The results reached has positioned the team led by FADA-CATEC and the University of Seville to the international vanguard in the field of robotics, especially aerial, with the use of unmanned systems for the development of multiple tasks in applications for different specific sectors, in competition with the best research centers and universities of robotics in the world. The competition has brought together a total of 25 teams, most of them from major universities, technology institutes and robotics centers around the world, following an initial selection process in which they registered 143 applications forms from 35 countries.





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