Day 1 of the ARGOS competition round 3

13/03/2017

Here we go for the competition week!

Heavy scheduled program under heavy rain. Each team is given one hour and a half to perform two missions of inspection in autonomous mode. The Japanese team AIR-K is the first to start, with a major difficulty: “our robot is not water-proofed yet”, Keiji says, the team coordinator, “so rain is not good news!” “The record of today’s missions is rather mixed, continues Keiji. The first mission went quite well but we encountered technical difficulties that required several remote interventions. Despite that, the robot localized and analyzed two out of the three checkpoints.” AIR-K has indeed developed an innovating system that guarantees high reliability in the reading and analysis of recorded images. “We’ll catch up tomorrow!” concludes Keiji enthusiastically.