[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participants: 2016 Mobile Microrobotics Challenge @ ICRA 2016

Igor Paprotny paprotny at uic.edu
Mon Nov 23 22:12:42 PST 2015

The IEEE Robotics & Automations Society (RAS) Micro/Nano Robotics &
Automation Technical Committee (MNRA) invites applications to participate
in the 2016 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
predefined micro-scale trajectories multiple times. The trajectories
represent the outlines of geometric shapes fabricated or superimposed on
the substrate. The team with the most accurate traversal of 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

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 10, 2015*  Team Proposals Due
*December 15, 2015*  Proposal Acceptance/Rejection notification
*February 15, 2016*  Qualification Video Submission Due
*March 1, 2016*  Finalists Notified
*May 18-19, 2016*   MMC @ ICRA 2016

Please visit the competition website for the Official Rules and more


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

RAS_MMC_Organizers at googlegroups.com

Igor Paprotny
Assistant Professor
Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Illinois, Chicago

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