Call for participation: RoboCup German Open 2020 Rescue Robot League Competition - DRZ Edition

04 Oct 2020
Dear RoboCup Rescue Robot League Teams,     

We are happy to announce the upcoming RoboCup German Open 2020 Rescue Robot League Competition - DRZ Edition. The rescue robotics competition is based on the Rules of the RoboCup Rescue Robot League and complemented by tasks derived from firefighter missions. It will be held as part of the First DRZ Rescue Robotics Days in Dortmund, Germany, from November 8 to November 12, 2020. Dortmund is about 2.5 h by train from Frankfurt International Airport and 1.5 h by train from Düsseldorf International Airport.

- Sunday, Nov 8 (Afternoon) and Monday, Nov 9: Setup for participating teams.
- Tuesday, Nov 10 and Wednesday, Nov 11: Competition (Standard test methods).
- Thursday, Nov 12: Final runs ("DRZ Challenge"), application workshop with first responders and award ceremony.

The competition will be hosted by the recently founded non-profit German Rescue Robotics Center (DRZ),, in its new, large and well equipped testing facility. The event will be organized by DRZ together with RoboCup Rescue representatives of the German RoboCup Regional Committee. A registration fee will be required for participation. More information including the rules will soon be available at

The event will only be open to participants, organizers and press. Daily media coverage as well as live streaming of the finals is being considered for the public. We are excited about this opportunity for the RoboCup Rescue Robot League and would be happy to meet as many of you as possible on this occasion in Dortmund, as also 2020 is the 20th anniversary of the RoboCup Rescue Robot League!

Because of the large size of the hall and the strict hygiene and infection concept in place we assume that it will be well possible to hold this event. However, the maximum number of participants is limited. We already have a couple of interested teams, but we can fit up to two more teams into the

If you consider to participate, we kindly ask you to register by October 5, 2020 by sending an email to Please send us the team name, your country, your affiliation, the number of team members (including the team leader) and contact information of the team leader.

If there are any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards,
   Johannes Pellenz and Stefan May
   RoboCup German Open Rescue League