Accession Number : ADA567775


Title :   Robotic Range Clearance Competition (R2C2)


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 2009-13 Aug 2011


Corporate Author : CORPS OF ENGINEERS HUNTSVILLE AL


Personal Author(s) : Skibba, Brian K ; Waltz, Walter M ; Martinez, Lucas M ; Schwartz, Andrew ; Malek, David A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567775.pdf


Report Date : Oct 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 260


Abstract : This report documents the purpose, background, scope, preparation, and execution of the Robotics Range Clearance Competition (R2C2) sponsored by the Joint Ground Robotics Enterprise (JGRE), the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The purpose of the Robotic Range Clearance Competition was to quickly tap into the innovation and ingenuity of the commercial robotic technology sector to improve the safety and effectiveness of the four tasks traditionally associated with range clearing operations: 1) Vegetation Clearance, 2) Surface Clearance, 3) Geophysical Mapping, and 4) Subsurface Clearance. The competition events were held at Camp Guernsey, WY from Sunday, 7 August through Saturday, 13 August 2012. Three teams competed in the competition and a total of $1,750,000 in prize money was awarded to Team UXOD and Team D4C for their performance.


Descriptors :   *EXPLOSIVE ORDNANCE DISPOSAL , *ORDNANCE DISPOSAL TOOLS , *RANGES(FACILITIES) , *ROBOTICS , AUTOMATION , COMPETITION , MINE CLEARANCE , UNEXPLODED AMMUNITION


Subject Categories : Cybernetics
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Ammunition and Explosives


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE