The Grand Challenge
An international competition in robot manipulation
"Disassembling and sorting e-waste"
GRAND CHALLENGE TASKS
HOW TO COMPETE
HOW THE TASK BOARD WORKS
Before beginning a trial, team’s must first place their task board in a new random location to prevent pre-programmed, hard-coded solutions.
Team’s begin an official trial by pressing the „Record“ button and then execute the competition protocol and all populated tasks on the task board with their robot.
Official team trials are aggregated and reported on the competition web dashboard. Team performances are ranked by number of points earned, then protocol completion times.
Bring your own device for local e-waste assignment
We want to learn about e-waste in your region.
How would your robot platform contribute towards a viable solution?
What devices would be appropriate? Show us what’s important for YOU and YOUR COMMUNITY!
Some suggestions are:
- TV Remote
- Smoke Detector
- Key Fob
- Kitchen scale
- Weight scale
- Old mobile phone
Use your robot platform to disassemble an electronic device and remove its batteries.
You may fix the device as you see fit. Remember your solution will be evaluated for its authenticity towards the real-world problem in your local community. Be creative!
- Gather a team of two to four people
- Prepare a 2-page motivation letter explaining your team’s qualifications, team formation, and research areas of interest and expertise
- Add a short video (2 Min. max) about previous work
Shipping Task Boards
- Selected teams will be notified and will receive their competition task board by mail
Official Kickoff Meeting & Start
- Meet the competition organizers, sponsors, jury, and other competing teams
- Review the competition outline and receive the official competition scorecard
- Ask questions and get answers related to the event prior to the start of the development period
- You have four weeks of development time
- Create a fully autonomous solution with your robot platform
- Follow the scorecard to earn the most points
Submit your Results
- Create and submit an uncut video of your solution (10 Min. max)
- Submit a presentation video (5 Min. max) describing your approach, algorithms is used in your solution and your local e-waste assignment
- Include a Github project link documenting your robot platform with a quick start to run your solution
- During a video call with one or more jury members
- 20 Min. Zoom call with the jury
- 10 Min. to demonstrate your solution; you have 2 attempts
- The best score will be counted
- The Grand Challenge Jury will determine the winnners of the competition
- Team scorecards, live jury presentation video, and task board measurements will be considered
Competition finalists announced
- Finalists will be notified via e-mail
- Finalists will be invited to participate at the Award Ceremony
- Finalists will be recognized and awarded on the munich_i platform at the automatica trade fair