Competitions in Robotics
Background of the Challenge
Additive manufacturing technologies (i.e., Printing Robots), also known as 3D Printing Robot (3DPR) is a diverse set of technologies where products are created by building layers of material on top of one another until a complete 3D object is formed. When COVID-19 disrupted demand and supply chains, 3DP machines or robots pressed on to fill the gaps for essential items. 3DPR’s potential to revolutionise the way products are designed, manufactured, and supplied can be seen in sectors such as aerospace, precision engineering, biomedical, construction and more.
In 2019, a community of interior designers of 8 major Japanese auto brands came together as JAID (Japan Automotive Interior Designers) and demonstrated the potentialities of ideas, creativities and additive manufacturing technologies. As the cost of automotive materials is often expressed in terms of “unit price per kg”, JAID was challenged to create value within a 1 kilogram constraint.
Sustainable design is becoming increasingly crucial with climate change being the crisis of our time. It is no longer about having aesthetically pleasing designs but as designers we have a responsibility in ensuring that our design makes the environment a better place, both directly and indirectly.
We are bringing the 1kg challenge to Singapore to showcase Singapore’s vision and commitment to create a sustainable and innovative future using additive manufacturing.
About the 1KG Challenge
We challenge the creativity of the public and students to develop a 1kg 3D printable sustainable design model; selected designs will be 3D printed for judges and public voting on 21 September to 1 October 2023.
More details are available on our website: https://mailchi.mp/namic/1kg-challenge-launch-open-call-submission?e=6ca2018cc1
The organizers welcome you to participate in Tech4Women Singapore 2023 challenge hosted by the Women's Forum!
Participating in this challenge will enable students to put your taught courses into practice by shaping real-life solutions and have the chance to pitch to international representatives, top businesswomen, lawmakers and economic agents of change at the Women’s Forum Meeting in Singapore in June 2023 at SMU.
The Women's Forum is calling students (in teams of 1 to 4) to generate tech solutions and applications geared towards reducing gender inequalities across four categories:
Participants can submit their ideas now until May 19th. Find more information here: https://bit.ly/Tech4Women2023-WF
This event is not only meant to benchmark the participating systems, but equally important is to meet the participating teams, to discuss issues, to exchange experience / knowledge in order to stimulate further development of the LiDAR technology and community. Learn playfully more about LiDAR performances and their challenges and exchange with others.
Enjoy this day of testing, learning and meeting the unexpected in order to make the LiDAR technology better!
Fraunhofer IMS and Jakajima with location partner Automotive Campus have taken the initiative to organise the LiDAR Olympics.
There are 4 challenges in form of testing stations which have to be mastered by the LiDAR cameras:
Each team can have max. 2 members. This 1st edition of the LiDAR Olympics will provide place for 8 teams max!
Research institutes / universities but also commercial organisations can join for free!
Have a look at the website of the LiDAR Olympics for more information.
If you want to register your team directly go to the registration page.
RoboNation is excited to announce that our 26th RoboSub Competition will be returning to a historic RoboSub venue, Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific's TRANSDEC in San Diego, California.
The competition will be held from July 31 - August 6, 2023.
The 2023 RoboSub Competition is hosted by RoboNation, in collaboration with NIWC Pacific and the U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR).
WHO can compete at RoboSub 2023?
WHAT is the 2023 Theme?
WHEN is the competition?
WHERE will you compete?
HOW does this year compare to previous years?
Teams are encouraged to pre-qualify with a video to secure a spot in Semi-Finals before the competition begins.
More details can be found at: 2023 RoboSub - RoboNation (smapply.org)
The U.S. Army would like to invite interested entities to participate in the 2023 xTech|International Advanced Manufacturing and Materials competition, a forum for eligible international small businesses and international academic institutions to engage with the Department of Defense, earn prize money, and potentially participate in the accelerator program. xTech|International offers an opportunity for eligible participants to pitch novel technology solutions directly to the DoD. The U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC), Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM), the U.S. Office of Naval Research Global (ONR-G), and the Air Force Research Laboratory have partnered with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics, and Technology) (ASA(ALT)), to deliver the 2023 xTech|International competition. The Army recognizes that the DoD must enhance engagements with eligible international small businesses and academic institutions, by: (1) understanding the spectrum of international ‘world-class’ technologies being developed commercially that may benefit the DoD; (2) integrating the sector of non-traditional international innovators into the DoD Science and Technology (S&T) ecosystem; and (3) providing mentorship and expertise to accelerate, mature, and transition technologies of interest to the DoD. The xTech|International competition will consist of two-rounds: (1) Call for concept white papers and optional video (2) Final Technology Pitch event, awarding up to $530,000 in cash prizes to select eligible entities throughout the competition. Ultimately, up to 10 finalists from round one will receive a cash prize of $10,000 each and invitation to demonstrate their innovative technology solutions to DoD challenges. Up to five participants from the finals round will be selected as winners of the competition will have an opportunity to receive an additional grand-prize of $150,000 each. Details on the prize structure are listed in this announcement. In addition to non-dilutive cash prizes, participants will have the opportunity to engage with U.S. DoD and other international partners through information sharing and networking opportunities. Finalists will be entered into the xTech Accelerator to receive intensive mentorship and access to networking events to help grow their companies for DoD and commercial users. The efforts described in this notice are being pursued under the authorities of 10 U.S.C. § 4025 (formerly 2374a, Prizes for Advanced Technology Achievements) to award cash prizes as described in this announcement and 10 U.S.C. § 4003 (Prototype Projects). While the authority of this program is 10 U.S.C. § 4025, the xTech|International competition may generate interest by another U.S. Army, DoD or USG organization for a funding opportunity outside of this event. The interested organization may contact the participant to provide additional information which may or may not result in partnership opportunities. The competition can be used to identify international Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) technology solutions that meet the criteria for award of a follow-on contract for additional proof-of-concept or prototype development. Finalists of the prize competition may be invited to submit a proposal for further development of their proposed technology innovation based on the needs of the Army. The Army may use a contract mechanism of their choice and will notify the participants accordingly. The efforts described in this Notice are being pursued under the authorities of 10 USC 2374a.
The xTech|International competition is voluntary and open to all entities that meet the eligibility requirements. You may submit more than one submission, all submissions must be submitted in English. The registration information and submission upload must be received by 13:00 GMT on March 2, 2023. Submissions received after the deadline will not be considered. Register now by selecting the xTech|International Advanced Manufacturing and Materials competition tile at: https://www.xtech.army.mil/ All xTech|International competition submissions are treated as privileged information and contents are disclosed to U.S. and International defense civilian and military employees who are part of their host-nation’s Ministry/Department of Defense (MoD/DoD) or designated support contractors only for the purpose of evaluation and program support. Detailed feedback from the judges panel will be provided to the participants throughout each phase of the competition. The purpose of providing this feedback is to help accelerate transition of the technology to a DoD end-user by providing insight on best applications for the technology, suggestions for product improvement for DoD use and recommended next steps for development. However, the Government will not respond to questions or inquiries regarding this feedback.
Organised by Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) and Enterprise Singapore, the Defence Innovation Challenge 2022 supports Singapore’s growth as a hub for the global innovation ecosystem, and offers product innovation and commercialisation opportunities. MINDEF and the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) are harnessing new technologies and sourcing innovative solutions to enhance organisational effectiveness as we become digital to the core, and to enhance the working environment to be safer and smarter.
We invite startups and SMEs with cutting-edge technologies to showcase your capabilities and contribute to the growth of dual-use innovation applicable to both defence and commercial sectors. Innovation opportunities include dual-use technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics, which can be applied and scaled to commercial industries such as construction, real estate and commercial aerospace sectors.
More details could be found at:
OIN | Defence Innovation Challenge 2022 (openinnovationnetwork.gov.sg)
The Women's Forum is looking for student's teams to generate tech solutions and applications geared towards reducing gender inequalities, in relation to climate, health, entrepreneurship and tech.
This challenge enables students to put taught courses into practice by shaping real-life solutions and have the chance to pitch to international representatives, top businesswomen, lawmakers and economic agents of change at the Women’s Forum Global Meeting 2022, which will take place in Paris on 29-30 November 2022.
Students can apply until November 6th 2022!
More information can be found here: http://bit.ly/Tech4Women-WomensForum
The World Electronics Achievement Awards (WEAA) honor companies and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the innovation and the development of electronics industry worldwide. WEAA are praised by many and represent one's leadership and excellent performance within the electronics industry. Join us and vote now!
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Autonomous underwater robotics is an exciting challenge in engineering, which participants get to experience at SAUVC. The competition is great learning ground for participants to experience the challenges of AUV system engineering and develop skills in the related fields of mechanical, electrical and software engineering.
More details could be found at SAUVC 2022
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