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MBZIRC Receives 143 Applications from 35 Countries

Date : 2015-11-17

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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…

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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…

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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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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 are major institutions from the United States such as Carnegie Mellon University, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech and Cal Tech, and more, as well as European universities such as the University of Seville, the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, ETH Zurich and the University of Edinburgh.  Asian universities represented include the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Tokyo University and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

MBZIRC, which is scheduled to take place in 2017, boasts prizes totaling $5 million USD, and has attracted a great deal of interest from around the world. Other countries represented in the applications include Greece, Tunisia, Austria, Thailand, Croatia, Poland, Bangladesh, Mexico, Canada and China.

The inaugural competition will consist of three Challenges and a triathlon type “Grand Challenge”. It 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. 

The applications will be under review until the end of 2015, with finalists announced in 2016.

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Application Received

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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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