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The Civilian-ELROB (C-ELROB) - European Land-Robot Trial


August 23, 2006

August 24, 2006 With the discipline of robotics still in its infancy, the first European Land-Robot Trial offered an opportunity for Unmanned Ground Vehicles to show their capabilities in organised testing procedures to military personnel from across not just Europe but the entire world. In the end, 20 different UGVs from five countries were on display and the event was an unqualified success. Now the European Robotics Group is planning a Civilian European Land-Robot Trial 2007 (C-ELROB 2007) in Monte Ceneri, Ticino, Switzerland in August 2007 featuring both UGVs and UAVs! C-ELROB is being conducted in order to provide an overview of the European state-of-the-art in the field of unmanned vehicles with focus on short-term realizable robot systems.

It is envisaged that the audience will be made up primarily of representatives of security companies, fire brigades, civil protection, police, and disaster control agencies. As with the military version, C-ELROB will be accompanied by a comprehensive robotics exhibition.

If you wish to participate in the trials and/or the exhibition, the man to contact is Frank E. Schneider

About the Author
Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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