Manufacturing Robotics Challenge
The Manufacturing Robotics Challenge is an annual international competition for young researchers, developers, and industrialists working in robotics and digital manufacturing technologies.
As part of the Robotics Summer Showcase 2021, the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and CSI:Cobot project are jointly hosting the Manufacturing Robotics Challenge 2021 for young researchers, developers, and industrialists working in robotics and digital manufacturing technologies.
The challenge will be held remotely from the 19th to the 21st of July on the theme of collaborative robot safety. Participants will use digital twinning technology to develop solutions to the provided challenges, and drive real hardware at Factory 2050 in Sheffield. The event will bring together early career researchers and engineers from across disciplines to develop practical solutions to real-world problems in a competitive environment.
The event is open to final-year masters students, PhD students, early-career researchers, industrial engineers and others with relevant experience in areas including robotics, autonomous systems, computer vision, machine learning, augmented reality, and safety. Successful applicants will be arranged into small teams, based on skills and experience, and will compete against each other to complete a series of robotics challenges.
The Manufacturing Robotic Challenge 2021 is a follow up from the highly successful MRC 2019. This year the event will revolve around covid-19! Robots have revealed themselves as very valuable assets for the fight against coronavirus (Forbes, theGuardian). Participants will have the opportunity to control real and simulated robots to perform covid related tasks, such as CPR sample preparations and automated surface sterilisation. Training on ROS and safety methods for collaborative robotics will be provided on the first day. The event also includes fun team-building activities to remove the initial stiffness and awkwardness of virtual events!
How to Register
The number of places is limited and the registration closes at midnight on 8th of July. A refundable £30 registration fee will be charged to secure attendance.
Event agenda to be published soon!
The first UK-RAS Manufacturing Robotics Challenge was held as part of Robotics Week 2019 on the 19th and 20th June at Factory 2050 at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre in Sheffield. The event brought together young researchers and engineers from different disciplines to develop practical solutions to real-world problems in a competitive environment.