First Prize at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Challenge

On June 27th and 28th, 2017, we presented our work on Robust Shared Autonomy for Mobile Manipulation in Extreme Environments at the Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Competition in Leeds, United Kingdom. Our framework allows for shared autonomy operation via limited bandwidth wireless links and empowers the human operator to use a blend of teleoperation, punctuated, as well as fully autonomous behaviours. It reduces operator fatigue by automatically verifying the validity of intended motions and continuously checking the environment for dynamic changes, altering the robot’s behaviour along the way to ensure safety in shared workspaces while minimising dis- and interruptions.

Our project and demonstration was warded the First Prize for Greatest Potential for Positive Impact.

First person view of competition run

Video submission

About the event

The Robots for Resilient Infrastructure Competition was an International Robotics Challenge Event held at the University of Leeds June 27-28, 2017. Its aim was to bring academics, industry, policy makers and stakeholders together to explore a future use of robots in the creation, inspection, repair and maintenance of critical infrastructure. More information can be found here.

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