Disaster
Standard Disaster
Robotics Challenge

Team entry for
WRC2020 challenge is
closed.

Standard Disaster
Robotics
Challenge

Outline

Assessing standard performance levels (e.g. mobility, sensing, information collection,
wireless communication, remote control on-site deployment, durability, etc.)
required in disaster prevention and responses.

Standard performance test methods (STM) for infrastructure disaster prevention and
response are developed here.
These STMs are complementary to the current NIST STMs for USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) and
EOD(Explosive Ordinance Disposal).

Robots

  • Either remote controlled or autonomous robots are accepted. Robots must be controlled without being viewed directly by the operator.
  • Aerial robots are not acceptable. Other types are allowed.
  • Maximum weight 130kg, maximum size at start position within 1.2m x 1.2m.
  • Only 1 robot is allowed.

Robot Operator

1 person


Competition Field

The basic components making up the competition field are 1.2m square pallets.


Competition Time

Prep 5 mins, task 15 mins, removal from field 10 mins - total 30 mins.


Extra points will be awarded for robots with environmental resistance. Waterproof +10% (preliminary review by video), explosion proof +10% (submit copy of certificate verifying resistance to explosions).

Task

  • タスク1 MAN1 image
    Task MAN1
    Negotiate
  • Task MOB1 image
    Task MOB1
    Catwalk
  • Task DEX1 image
    Task DEX1
    Meter / Valve
  • Task DEX2 image
    Task DEX2
    L-shaped Debris
    on Uneven Ground
  • Task EXP1 image
    Task EXP1
    Large area
    Inspection

Task MAN1
Negotiate

  • Task MAN1 Negotiate image
  • Task MAN1 Negotiate image

Move through a set of movable vertical and diagonal sticks by pushing through or avoiding them.

Challenges

Recognition of stick-shaped obstacles. Move through a narrow space with the assumption that the robot will come into contact with the surrounding environment (sticks).

Task MOB1
Catwalk

  • Task MOB1 Catwalk image
  • Task MOB1 Catwalk image

Traverse a catwalk (inspection deck) composed of a grating floor and skeleton staircase.

  • Walkway: Width 600-1000mm, Rail: Height 0-1100mm
  • Skeleton Staircase: Step 150-250 mm, Width 600-1000 mm, Incline 30-60°
  • Rail: Height 0-1100mm

Challenges

Move quickly and accurately in an environment emulating a plant's walkway.

Task DEX1
Meter / Valve

  • Task DEX1 Meter/Valve image
  • Task DEX1 Meter/Valve image

Assesses the robot's ability to read meters and operate valves.
One part of the task is feedback-style, where a valve must be operated to set the meter to a specified reading. Meters and valves are set at heights of less than 2.2m. It is constructed from the following components.

  • Meter: JIS B 7505-1 based on "Bourdon Pressure Gauge"
  • Gate Valve: KITZ Corp. Class 125 Brass Gate Valve FR 1B (25A). Torque required to rotate 0.8Nm.
  • Ball Valve: KITZ Corp. Type 600 Brass Ball Valve TK 1B(25A). Torque required to rotate 2.0Nm.

Challenges

Quickly and accurately operate multiple targets.
A feedback-style task linking surveillance and operations.

Task DEX2
L-shaped Debris on Uneven Ground

  • Task DEX2 L-shaped Debris on Uneven Ground image
  • Task DEX2 L-shaped Debris on Uneven Ground image
  • Task DEX2 L-shaped Debris on Uneven Ground image
  • Assesses the ability to handle and move debris while on a surface that emulates a disaster site.

    Challenges

    Movement over uneven ground, and handle debris quickly and accurately.

Task EXP1
Large area Inspection

  • Task EXP1 Large area Inspection image
  • Task EXP1 Large area Inspection image

Assesses the ability to recognize targets* spread widely over flat or curved surfaces, and generate a map of these targets. Targets are placed at heights of less than 2.5m, over a an area of approx. 4m² to 40m².
*Please refer to the rule book for details of targets.

Challenges

Survey a large area quickly and accurately.

Please email
info@worldrobotsummit.org
for inquiries
and applications
regarding sponsorship.

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