Robot Challenge

The ICRA 2010 Robot Challenge brings together approximately 20 teams participating in 4 events. All teams will be showcasing their robots and demonstrating their capabilities. This is a chance to see real-life hardware and talk with the teams that have designed, built and developed new algorithms for them.
The Robot Challenge will have four events:

  • The Mobile Microbotics Challenge: In this new event for 2010, microrobots on the order of the diameter of a human hair face off in tests of speed and agility.
  • The Mobile Manipulation Challenge: The focus of the challenge is the ability to acquire objects from a human-like environment, transport them to a desired location and place them in a given configuration.
  • The Planetary Contingency Challenge: This event simulates an unexpected problem occurring at a planetary habitat, where a robotic solution must be quickly developed and deployed, using only existing resources.
  • The Virtual Manufacturing Automation Challenge: Provides a simulated testbed for warehouse operations. Participants will manage multiple simulated AGVs and will construct mixed pallets of goods in both simulation and reality.

All challenges will be held in the Idlughet 3 Hall on the first floor of the Dena’ina center (where the plenary talks and 50 Years of Robotics Symposia will be held).
Individual Challenge spotlights will take place as described below. In addition, teams will be showcasing (and working on) their robots throughout the Conference duration.

Planetary Cont. / Microbotics / VMAC - Tuesday, May 4, 14:15 - 17:00

Microbotics / Manipulation / VMAC - Wednesday, May 5, 14:15 - 16:00

VMAC - Thursday, May 6, 10:30 - 11:30

Planetary Cont. / Manipulation / Microbotics - Thursday, May 6, 14:15 - 17:00

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