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Final Dates Set for Major International Robotics Challenge in Abu Dhabi

Date : 2016-12-15

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Final Dates Set for Major International Robotics Challenge in Abu Dhabi

Date : 2016-12-15

MBZIRC will bring teams from around the world to compete in March 2017 Abu Dhabi, December 14, 2016 Khalifa University, organizers of the Mohamed Bin…

MBZIRC will bring teams from around the world to compete in March 2017 Abu Dhabi, December 14, 2016 Khalifa University, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), have announced that the competition will take place…

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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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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 of…

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 1.5…

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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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MBZIRC will bring teams from around the world to compete in March 2017

Abu Dhabi, December 14, 2016

Khalifa University, organizers of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC), have announced that the competition will take place from March 16 – 18, 2017 at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi.  This inaugural robotics challenge boasts prize winnings of 5 million USD, and will test the skills of some of the best robotics designers and programmers in the world.

The contest will inevitably take up a large area of the circuit since it will consist of three challenges and a triathlon type Grand Challenge.  Challenge 1 will require teams to use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to locate, track and land on a moving vehicle.  This means that the UAV must be capable of locating the moving vehicle, navigating the path and speed of the vehicle and land on the target location while the vehicle is in motion. 

Challenge 2 requires an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) to locate and reach a panel and physically operate a valve stem on it. It will require a UGV capable of navigating the path and locating the panel, identifying the valve, and choose the appropriate tool to close it. 

Challenge 3 requires a team of UAVs to work together in order to search, locate, track, pick up and place a set of still and moving objects. The Grand Challenge will require a team of robots (UAVs and UGVs) to compete in an event that combines challenges 1, 2 and 3 simultaneously.

“This will be a hard challenge,” said Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President. “It will require the teams to not only utilize most known robotics technology, but also invent new ones. Undoubtedly, the resulting technologies from this competition will drive robotics research for some time and, as a university dedicated to the advancement of research and development in engineering and technology, we are eager to see what the results are.”

He also said: “Khalifa University is proud to be the organizers of the first MBZIRC, and we look forward to seeing how it continues to grow in reputation and scope over the coming years.” 

The 45 teams selected to take part in the inaugural challenge come from leading universities and international organizations such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), the National University of Singapore, Xi'an Jiaotong University and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, the Mohamed Bin Rashed Space Center, Accelerated Dynamics from the UK, and NaviRobot LLC from Russia. 

In addition to teams from the UAE, UK and USA, teams from Italy, Germany, KSA, Russia, Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, South Korea, and Spain where chosen from over 316 teams from 45 countries, who expressed their interest in participating in the Challenge, which is scheduled to take place in March 2017, with prizes totaling $5 million USD. 

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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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