[robotics-worldwide] [news] Call for Participants: 2015 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge

Dave Cappelleri dcappell at purdue.edu
Wed Oct 15 13:32:15 PDT 2014


The IEEE Robotics & Automations Society (RAS) Micro/Nano Robotics &
Automation Technical Committee (MNRA) invites applications to participate
in the 2015 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge, in which microrobots on the
order of the diameter of a human hair face off in tests of autonomy,
accuracy, and assembly. Teams can participate in up to three events:

1.  Autonomous Mobility & Accuracy Challenge: Microrobots must track a
predefined micro-scale trajectory (rectangle, circle, triangle, etc.)
multiple times. The team with the most accurate traversal of the all the
trajectories is the winner.

2.  Microassembly Challenge: Microrobots must assemble multiple microscale
components inside a narrow channel in a fixed amount of time. This task
simulates anticipated applications of microassembly, including manipulation
within a human blood vessel and the assembly of components in nano
manufacturing.

3.  MMC Showcase & Poster Session: Each team has an opportunity to showcase
and demonstrate any advanced capabilities and/or functionality of their
microrobot system. Each participating team will get one vote to determine
the Best in Show winner.

Important Dates:

*December 1, 2014*  Team Proposals Due
*December 15, 2014*  Proposal Acceptance/Rejection notification
*February 15, 2015*  Qualification Video Submission Due
*March 1, 2015*  Finalists Notified
*May 26-30, 2015*    MMC @ ICRA 2015

Please vist the competition website for the Official Rules and more
information:
https://sites.google.com/site/mobilemicrorboticschallenge/

Organizers:
David J. Cappelleri,Purdue University
Aaron T. Ohta, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Roel Pieters, ETH Zurich
Igor Paprotny, University of Illinois, Chicago

Contact:
RAS_MMC_Organizers at googlegroups.com


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