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USD 5 MILLION PRIZE INTERNATIONAL ROBOTICS CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED

Date : 2015-02-15

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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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The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge intends to attract the world’s best and brightest in robotics

The launch of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) was announced in a press conference at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE on February 15, 2015. The launch event was facilitated by a robot, who directed guests to their seats. MBZIRC, organized by Abu Dhabi-based Khalifa University, will be held every two years and boasts prizes worth a total of USD 5 Million. The event is named after the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

“This event will undoubtedly attract some of the best robotics minds in the world, and bring international attention to the growing robotics industry in the UAE,” said Khalifa University President, Dr. Tod Laursen. “Throughout history, challenges issued by governments, scientific communities, and international entities have often played a central role in advancing knowledge—the so-called “space race” of the 1960s is perhaps one of the most memorable examples of this idea, and the UAE has picked up this theme recently with its aspirations for a Mars mission.

In a similar spirit, the MBZIRC will spur future development of worldwide robotic technology by requiring research, invention and real-life application of its winners. Challenges issued in this event will stretch participants a bit beyond the current state of the art, such that new developments and discoveries will be needed for success. We believe that a bit of audacity in challenge specification is key to the innovation process.”

The first MBZIRC will require competitors to develop aerial and ground vehicles capable of executing tasks in complex, dynamic environments. The challenge will be to create a vehicle that can complete tasks in a simulated disaster response scenario. It will involve the collaboration of a group of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs) in a changing environment that requires the robots to carry out a series of tasks using autonomous navigation and environmental interactions. The challenge will be judged by an independent panel made up of international robotics experts.

Teams interested in entering the challenge can find more information at: www.mbzirc.com. Proposals must be submitted by June 2015, and participants will be selected in October 2015. Also, individuals can look for more information on MBZIRC on social media via #MBZIRC on Twitter and Facebook @MBZIRC.

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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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