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IAS-LAB ranks third at MBZIRC 2017 – The mobile robot is a customized Summit XL

IAS-LAB of the University of Padua ranked third in The 2017 Grand Challenge of the  Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotic Challenge (MBZIRC) with the unmanned mobile manipulator robot called RUR53.

RUR53 is build on a custom modified version of the Summit XL robot by Robotnik.

Desert Lion, the team of IAS-LAB, participated in the Grand Challenge together with the Czech Technical University of Prague and the University of Pennsylvania.

RUR53 is able to navigate inside an outdoor arena; locate and reach a operation panel; locate and recognize a specific wrench; manipulate the wrench to physically operate a valve stem on the panel itself, both autonomously and in teleoperation mode.

MBZIRC, taking place in Abu Dhabi, is a biennal international robotics competition, which attracts the best international teams, by providing a demanding set of benchmark robotics challenges.

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