The European Robotics League – Emergency Robots challenge builds upon the successful euRathlon 2015 Grand Challenge (www.eurathlon.eu), the world's first multi-domain outdoor robotics competition for disaster-response robots that draw the attention of national and international press.  ERL Emergency 2017 competition will be held in Piombino, Italy, from the 15th - 23rd September 2017.

The excellent reputation of ERL Emergency partners and the aim of the European Robotics League to be a European robotics platform for extending and showcasing cognitive robotics technologies, guarantees international media coverage and an immediate audience of roboticists and emergency services personnel.

We expect ERL Emergency 2017 event to have even more visibility than the preceding euRathlon 2015, which had media coverage of over 150 news articles including local, national and international newspapers, radio and TV. In parallel to the competition, the event runs a program of activities that includes robot demonstrations and robotics talks from eminent experts in the field. In 2015, the competition attracted over 100 robotics experts, 150 participants and more than 1200 visitors and public in general.

This is a unique opportunity to be associated with a high profile European robotics competition and with universities and institutions leading in robotics research across Europe.


We are looking for sponsors for ERL Emergency 2017. For detailed information on the sponsorship packages, please contact Dr Fausto Ferreira (Fausto.Ferreira@cmre.nato.int).
For sponsors interested in the full set of ERL competitions there is a special sponsorship package available.


Interested companies/organizations are invited to exhibit during the ERL Emergency competition in Piombino, Italy. Exhibitors have different options in terms of size of booths. A limited number of spaces are available and exhibitors' booths will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. There is the possibility of arranging a public talk and/or demo in the competition area if requested in advance (limited availability). For details regarding to the available options, book your space and/or to get additional information, please contact Dr Gabriele Ferri (Gabriele.Ferri@cmre.nato.int) and/or Dr Fausto Ferreira (Fausto.Ferreira@cmre.nato.int).