On 5 November 2021, the ROBOMINERS project is organising a webinar on locomotion and navigation in harsh environments.

How can a robot move in an underground mine, inside an artificial pipe or in a moon’s lava tube? Such extreme environments pose unique challenges and demand specially tailored solutions. In this webinar, we will discuss the challenges and solutions for robotic navigation and locomotion in harsh environments (underwater, on sandy and muddy terrains underground, etc.). Experts from cutting-edge research projects in these fields will talk about their current work, and will share the solutions being developed to keep robots moving in such strange surroundings.

The webinar is scheduled for 15:00-16:30 CET. 

Registration: https://bit.ly/3l0kKIS

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15:00 – Opening words by ROBOMINERS project coordinator – Claudio Rossi

15:10 – Sustainable Heavy Duty Robotics in Flooded TunnelsJussi Aaltonen

15:20 – Q&A

15.30 – Robotic Solutions for Exploring Scientifically Interesting Places on Moon – Alexander Dettmann

15.40 – Q&A

15.50 – Towards miniature robots for pervasive sensing in buried pipes – Mathew H. Evans & Nick Castledine

16.00 – Q&A

16.10 – Underground navigation and locomotion in the BADGER projectSantiago Martínez de la Casa

16:20 – Q&A

16:30 – Closure (chair)