The Grand Challenge

An international competition in robot manipulation

"Disassembling and sorting e-waste"

BE AN 
ACTIVE PART 
OF THE AI.INDUSTRIAL.REVOLUTION

GRAND CHALLENGE TASKS

Task 1

LOCALIZATION
Prove you can find the task board randomly placed on table by press button

Task 2

INSERTION
Pick up key and activate a keyswitch

Task 3

MOVE PLUG
Move an ethernet plug from one port to another

Task 4

EXTRACT AA BATTERIES
Remove 2x AA batteries from the battery box

Task 5

EXTRACT COIN BATTERY
Remove CR2032 battery from a receptacle

HOW TO COMPETE​

Robot with Task Board

HOW THE TASK BOARD WORKS

STEP 1

Before beginning a trial, team’s must first place their task board in a new random location to prevent pre-programmed, hard-coded solutions.

STEP 2

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.

STEP 3

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.

BE CONNECTED TO THE WORLD!

Follow Along the Journey – See individual team performance trials with the Competition IoT Task Board with our Web Dashboard

GUIDELINES

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!

OUR TIMELINE

Closed
Apply
  • 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
Closed
Beginning of April
Shipping Task Boards
  • Selected teams will be notified and will receive their competition task board by mail
Beginning of April
April 29, 2022
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
April 29, 2022
April 29 - May 29, 2022
Working 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
April 29 - May 29, 2022
May 29, 2022
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
May 29, 2022
June 2-3 & 7-8, 2022
Live Presentations
  • 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
June 2-3 & 7-8, 2022
June 8, 2022
Decision Meeting
  • The Grand Challenge Jury will determine the winnners of the competition
  • Team scorecards, live jury presentation video, and task board measurements will be considered
June 8, 2022
June 9, 2022
Competition finalists announced
  • Finalists will be notified via e-mail
  • Finalists will be invited to participate at the Award Ceremony
June 9, 2022
June 21, 2022
Award Ceremony
  • Finalists will be recognized and awarded on the munich_i platform at the automatica trade fair
June 21, 2022