Online event 2021

After the cancellation for 2020 we are happy to inform you that we will conduct a Field Robot Event in 2021. Although the C-problem continues we do not want to give up. After some discussions we want to offer a virtual and remote event, because the conditions to prepare for the event are difficult and nobody knows how it will be in June 2021. Most of you know of course that modelling and simulation is an important issue in robotics. Therefore, we want to conduct the contest in a ROS / GAZEBO environment. Some teams have some experience already and others none. But we want to guide the teams and provide information how to prepare for the event. Important is, that the teams get a support also at their home institutions. Best would be – if this will be new – that teams find a good supervisor.

We suggest a rough preliminary task description like: Basic and advanced navigation, an agricultural application and the freestyle. In order to make it easy for some teams to start we will provide a virtual robot which needs then to be programmed to complete the tasks. In the second step teams can ‘bring’  their own virtual robot – or keep the provided one – to complete the application task. In the freestyle – not compulsory – we suggest to show using a live video your real existing machine at home conducting an agricultural task of your choice.

The committee as usual will assess all tasks and there will be of course awards.

However, teams are welcome to join and show what they developed in a virtual world. More details will be provided through this webside.

The online contest will be at the same time as the DLG Feldtage from 8th to 10th June 2021. We want to continue our collaboration with the DLG. There will be an online transmission during this time.

If you have any good idea let us know, there is still some time to adjust.

FRE 2020 canceled!

As perhaps many of you already expected: We are very sorry to inform you that we do not conduct the Field Robot Event this year. This is the first time in FRE history, but there is no way around. All signals from different countries are clear. Due to complete closings of Universities and partly strong legal restrictions about grouping of people the conditions for event preparations this year are extremely bad.

We will have a great Event in 2021 and will keep you updated as soon we know about location and time.

Hope you understand in general. Please try to keep the good mood! See you then next year latest!

The overall winner of the event is Helios evo!

Helios evo and Carbonite ended up with the same number of points (105) and also TAFR and Dschubba had the same number of points (97)

If two or more teams have the same number of points for the overall ranking, the team with the better placements during all four tasks (1, 2, 3 and 4) will be ranked higher.

Which makes Helios evo the winner, a second place for Carbonite and a third place for TAFR. Dscubba became fourth.

Checklist for arrivals to the FRE 2019

  • Unfortunately, it is not allowed to put camping beds in the gym (accommodation, sports hall). There was still an error in the flyer. The updated version and more arrival information can be found under ‘Downloads‘. Air mattresses and sleeping pads are fine.
  • Within the gym, it is not allowed to wear street shoes. Please, use shoes with soft soles inside the gym. For example, gym shoes or slippers are fine.
  • Public transport for bus, shuttles, and trains (S-Bahn) is included in the BUGA-Ticket. Near the accommodation there are bus stops and at the main station. The BUGA shuttles go from the main station to the visitor entrances. But the closest entrance to the FRE location is the maintenance entrance (Hafenstr. 4). It is marked for the FRE.