Ms Marta Palau Franco

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About me

Project manager of the European Robotics League - Emergency Robots competition, that builds on the EU-FP7project euRathlon, which was led by the University of the West of England.

The European Robotics League (ERL)- ROCKEU2 project

The European Robotics League is a novel common framework for two indoor robotics competitions, ERL Industrial Robots and ERL Service Robots, and one outdoor robotics competition, ERL Emergency Robots. 

The European Robotics League local and major tournaments are based in Europe and are open to international participation. These three unique competitions aim at replicating consistent benchmarking results more than stating a winner of a single event, and have been designed to target three clear objectives: the European societal challenge of aging population, the strengthening of the European robotics industry and to push the state of the art in autonomous systems for emergency response.

euRathlon project

euRathlon is an outdoor robotics competition in which teams of land, underwater and flying robots are invited to work collaboratively in realistic, demanding mock emergency-response scenarios, inspired by the Fukushima disaster.


Marta graduated in Industrial Electronics Engineering from the Escola Universitària Politècnica de Mataró (EUPMT) – Tecnocampus Mataró and has a Masters in Marine Sciences in Oceanography and Marine Environmental Management from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Barcelona (UB) in collaboration with the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC).

Area of expertise

robotics, EU projects management FP7 & Horizon 2020, project management, environment management, oceanography, marine renewable energies, environment conservation,  building installation, health & safety and R+D management, STEM education.


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