Description of PANDORA

P.A.N.D.O.R.A. robotics research team (Program for the Advancement of Non Directed Operating Robotic Agents) was found in 2007 by a number of engineering and science students (including me), who wanted to apply the knowledge they accumulated over their studies on a real project. It was found under the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and today, still at the same department, it consists of 5 faculty members and 22 undergraduate students. Over the years, PANDORA's main goal has been the development of robotic vehicles that can navigate areas having suffered a natural disaster – like an earthquake – and are able to locate human victims. Using the produced robotic vehicles, PANDORA team has participated in the RoboCup - Rescue competition four times: In 2008 in China, in 2009 in Austria, in 2011 in Istanbul and more recently in 2013 in Netherlands. For more information, visit here.

2007: Team's first year. Construction of a robotic Arm.

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2008: Team's second year. First robo-rescue platform.

2008: SFHMMY 2 (link)


Robocup World Championship 2008, Suzhou, China

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2009: Robocup World Championship, Graz, Austria

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