Team Submissions

check out our Teams' automated Solutions

The Robothon® 2022 Teams have spent four weeks building and adapting their robot platforms to solve the grand challenge of developing robotic skills for the disassembly and sorting of electronic waste. Each team was tasked with developing an algorithm to autonomously solve six manipulation tasks on the competition task board and identify an electronic object that could be disassembled using a similar approach. The latter we call the „Bring Your Own Device“ challenge. 

At the end of the development period, teams submitted three deliverables: a video presentation of their team, robot platform, and local e-waste object, a video showcasing their robot autonomously solving the competition task board in back-to-back trials to demonstrate their solution’s robustness, and finally a github repository containing details about their project, list of equipment and software dependencies, and a quick start guide for their demo. Testing our teams further, they had to build their project in a modular way to accommodate an unknown jury task order during the live presentations. 

Check out what our teams have accomplished in 2022 in the table below. 

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Team Picture during Presentation
Disassemble old computer
Parameter
Value
TEAM
CARI
COUNTRY
Italy
AFFILIATION
STIIMA C.N.R. and University of Brescia
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR3
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch Gripper (Robotiq HAND-E)
FINGER
From Gripper Manufacturer
SENSOR 1
Fixed Overhear Camera with Ring Light
SENSOR 2
Built-In Arm Servo Motor Current
TOOL
Metal Flatblade
E-WASTE DEVICE
Old Computer and Motherboard, RAM/Batt/Cable removal
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
Inte-R-Action
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
AFFILIATION
University of Bath
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR3e
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch Gripper (Robotiq 2F-140)
FINGER
Custom with Silicon Mold
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Torque Sensors from Arm
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
None
Team Picture during Presentation
Remove battery from digital camera
Parameter
Value
TEAM
MMR UAS Technikum Vienna
COUNTRY
Austria
AFFILIATION
UAS Technikum Vienna
MANIPULATOR
ABB IRB1100
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch Gripper (Robotiq 2F-85)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
None
TOOL
Battery Fixture
E-WASTE DEVICE
Digital Camera Battery Removal
Team Picture during Presentation
Remove battery from label printer
Parameter
Value
TEAM
OSCAR
COUNTRY
France
AFFILIATION
CEA List
MANIPULATOR
Franka Emika Panda
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Franka Emika)
FINGER
3D Printed with metal fingernails
SENSOR 1
Fixed Angled Camera (Photoneo)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Torque Sensors from Arm
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
Label Printer Battery Removal
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
PakBot
COUNTRY
Pakistan
AFFILIATION
National Center of Robotics and Automation (NCRA)
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR5e
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Robotiq 2F-85)
FINGER
From Gripper Manufacturer
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Robotiq Wrist Cam)
SENSOR 2
Wrist Force Torque Sensor (Robotiq FT-300)
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
RF Remote
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
Pandaria 2.0
COUNTRY
Germany
AFFILIATION
Technical University of Munich
MANIPULATOR
Franka Emika Panda
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Franka Emika)
FINGER
From Gripper Manufacturer
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Torque Sensors from Arm
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
None

SUBMISSION

Team Submission Video

Team Picture during Presentation
Remove & ID batteries in calculator
Parameter
Value
TEAM
RoboPig
COUNTRY
Germany
AFFILIATION
Hochscule Würzburg-Schweinfurt
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR5e
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Robotiq HAND-E)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Torque Sensors from Arm
TOOL
Metal Flatblade
E-WASTE DEVICE
Calculator Battery Detection/Classification & Removal
Team Picture during Presentation
Remove battery from radio
Parameter
Value
TEAM
RoboTechX MDX
COUNTRY
Dubai
AFFILIATION
Middlesex University Dubai
MANIPULATOR
Epson VT6
END EFFECTOR
Pneumatic Pinch 2-Finger Gripper
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
Fixed Overhead Camera with Ring Light
SENSOR 2
None
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
AM/FM Radio
Team Picture during Presentation
Remove battery from toy robot & piano
Parameter
Value
TEAM
Singularitas
COUNTRY
Slovenia
AFFILIATION
University of Ljubljana
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR5e
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Robotiq 2F-85)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Logitech C920)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Torque Sensors from Arm
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
Toy Robot and Electronic Piano
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
RoboVision
COUNTRY
Germany
AFFILIATION
Hochschule Schmalkalden
MANIPULATOR
IGUS Robolink RL-DC
END EFFECTOR
Pneumatic Pinch 2-Finger Gripper
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Asus ROG Eye USB Camera)
SENSOR 2
None
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
None
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
UTS InterpolatURs
COUNTRY
Austrailia
AFFILIATION
University of Technology Sydney
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR10e
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Dynamixel x2)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Sensors from Arm
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
None
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
UTS-1
COUNTRY
Austrailia
AFFILIATION
University of Technology Sydney
MANIPULATOR
Universal Robots UR10e
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Dynamixel x2)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Sensors from Arm
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
None

Back-to-Back Trials Video

Team Picture during Presentation
Battery removal of laser pointer and insert into charging station
Parameter
Value
TEAM
Wall-E 3.0
COUNTRY
Germany
AFFILIATION
Technical University of Munich
MANIPULATOR
Franka Emika Panda
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Franka Emika)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Sensors from Arm
TOOL
Task Board Rail Fixture
E-WASTE DEVICE
Laser Pointer and Battery Charging Station
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
WasteHandlerX
COUNTRY
Germany
AFFILIATION
Accenture
MANIPULATOR
Franka Emika Panda
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Franka Emika)
FINGER
From Gripper Manufacturer
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
Built-In Force Sensors from Arm
TOOL
Wooden Block
E-WASTE DEVICE
None
Team Picture during Presentation
Bring-your-own-device "BYOD"
Parameter
Value
TEAM
WasteWatchers
COUNTRY
Austria
AFFILIATION
FH Technikum Wien
MANIPULATOR
ABB IRB1100
END EFFECTOR
Electric Pinch 2-Finger Gripper (Robotiq 2F-85)
FINGER
3D Printed
SENSOR 1
On-Arm Camera (Intel Realsense d435i)
SENSOR 2
None
TOOL
None
E-WASTE DEVICE
None