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Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge Releases Competition Details

Date : 2017-05-14

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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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The organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) have released details about the competition, in addition call for ‘’Intention to Participate and Request for Information (ITP-RFI)’’. MBZIRC was launched in February 2015 as a major international robotics competition that will be held every two years, offering prizes worth a total of USD 5 million, with the first challenge scheduled to be held in November, 2016. 

The inaugural 2016 competition will consist of three Challenges and a triathlon type “Grand Challenge.” The competition will take place in an outdoor open arena the approximate size of a football pitch. 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.Performing such tasks requires the development of advanced and innovative solutions in key robotic technologies.

“The say that necessity is the mother of invention, so by organizing this competition we are creating that necessity,” said Dr. Tod Laursen, Khalifa University’s President. “Robotics technology is poised to change almost every aspect of our lives, and the UAE, with its focus on innovation, wants to be a hub for the creativity needed to spur these changes. Competitions are just one of the ways that this can be achieved.  In order to win this challenge, competitors will have to conduct research, succeed and fail, and learn from existing and experimental technologies. The outcomes of this challenge are an exciting prospect for the future of the robotics industry.” 

 

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Prize Money

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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