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MBZIRC Announces Call for Proposals

Date : 2015-09-16

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MBZRIC Receives Support from Top Local and International Organizations

Date : 2016-09-20

Abu Dhabi, 20 September 2016 Khalifa University, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), has announced that the…

Abu Dhabi, 20 September 2016 Khalifa University, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), has announced that the competition has attracted three major international and local sponsors. ICT Fund, ADNOC and the China…

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MBZIRC Boasts Teams from Top International Universities and Organizations

Date : 2016-08-30

45 finalists were chosen from over 316 teams from 47 countries Abu Dhabi, 30 August 2016 Khalifa University announced Khalifa University, the organizer…

45 finalists were chosen from over 316 teams from 47 countries Abu Dhabi, 30 August 2016 Khalifa University announced Khalifa University, the organizer of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), has revealed that teams from leading…

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MBZIRC Receives 143 Applications from 35 Countries

Date : 2015-11-17

The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) has received 143 applications from 35 countries, with most of the applications coming…

The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) has received 143 applications from 35 countries, with most of the applications coming from leading robotics laboratories at top universities. Some of the international universities represented…

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Hamed Bin Zayed witnesses the signing of ICT Fund sponsorship to Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge

Date : 2015-11-26

Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2015  His Highness Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, and Chairman of the Board…

Abu Dhabi, 26 November 2015  His Highness Sheikh Hamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Crown Prince's Court, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Khalifa University, witnessed the signing of an agreement that sees ICT Fund pledge…

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MBZIRC Announces Call for Proposals

Date : 2015-09-16

Robotics Competition boasts 5 million USD prizes for teams who complete complicated tasks Abu Dhabi, September 16th, 2015: Khalifa University, organizers…

Robotics Competition boasts 5 million USD prizes for teams who complete complicated tasks Abu Dhabi, September 16th, 2015: Khalifa University, organizers for the upcoming Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), have…

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Robotics Competition boasts 5 million USD prizes for teams who complete complicated tasks

Abu Dhabi, September 16th, 2015: Khalifa University, organizers for the upcoming Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), have announced that they began receiving proposals for the challenge starting on September 7, with a deadline of November 7.  This follows the recent invitation to indicate intent to Participate that was issued in May. The Call for Proposals will require teams to submit their proposals to participate in the three Challenges and the triathlon style “Grand Challenge”.  The challenges will take place in an outdoor open arena. Challenge 1 requires an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to locate, track and land on top of a moving ground vehicle. Challenge 2 requires an unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) to locate and reach a second ground vehicle, and locate and physically operate a valve on a side of the vehicle. Challenge 3 requires a team of UAVs to collaborate to search, locate, track, pick and place a set of static and moving objects. The Grand Challenge requires a team of robots (UAVs and UGVs) to compete in an event that combines Challenges 1, 2 and 3.

To date, 316 teams from 163 institutions in 45 countries have expressed their intent to participate in the Challenge, which is scheduled to take place in 2017, and boasts prizes and team sponsorship totaling $5 million USD.

“We were pleased with the response we’ve received for this challenge and are looking forward to the proposals,” said Dr. Mohammed Al Mualla, Khalifa University’s Senior Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies. “This is an exciting challenge, and will certainly give competitors an opportunity to display their capabilities to the world, so it’s wonderful to receive so many responses from so many different countries. The representation across academia and industry is also encouraging, as the innovations created by our contestants will no doubt have widespread effects on the field of robotics and determine how new technologies are applied in the future. We are looking forward to seeing the proposals these teams will put forward, and are eagerly awaiting the challenge in 2017.”

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15 Feb, 2015
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Application Received

17 Nov, 2015
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Teams Selected

16 Dec, 2016
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Team Registration

16 Jan, 2017
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Grand Challenge

March, 2017
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