[robotics-worldwide] [news] Humanitarian robotics challenge -- now live!

Megan Brewster mbrewster at launchforth.io
Mon Apr 16 17:48:55 PDT 2018


Hello,

Launch Forth, a community-powered product development platform, just
launched a humanitarian robotics challenge
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__launchforth.io_usmc_gung-2Dho-2Dconcept-2Dchallenge_brief_-3Fr-3D0561b264-2D5e0e-2D497d-2D8cea-2D9facd4e47e2c&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=V9YY_2zIqtSrWWB1BGiXr6v_L40OLWhzGNv5INGMFFc&e=>
. I'm writing to kindly ask for your support with--

   1. Promoting this challenge widely
   2. Identifying subject matter experts to answer robotics-related
   questions

More info (including forward-able social content) is below. Please let me
know if you are interested in serving as a subject matter expert by
emailing me at mbrewster at launchforth.io.

Thanks in advance!
Megan.

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*1. PROMOTE THE CHALLENGE *

*Re-post social media announcements:*

   - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.linkedin.com_feed_update_urn-3Ali-3Aactivity-3A6391394&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=a46EE0GpBNBZjveXw50xMKTGLtamklhDPkcKDu8QyI0&e=
   775332851712/
   - https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__twitter.com_LaunchForth-5Fio_status_985629093298360320&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=Kk-F2eulK-PHtvVzCWsx08RbTEqoVAhcWsVdqTvAQIA&e=



*Forward-able email content*:

[image: Launch Forth]
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__click.email.launchforth.io_-3Fqs-3D3645ebf906f7d14ea5a66e8489e178f32a10f5e2fa79ffe3c072601af6e41171c00ab08f592518ce4ac29a8986613451b63423b6f1f9c78a&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=_EX-bJG6gB-KAlAWpdF5eOb322bWPUQKv6x8SzTpe00&e=>
[image: Gung Ho Concept Challenge]
Ready to Design a Life-saving Unmanned Cargo Robot?
The GUNG HO Concept Challenge is ready for you!

As climate change continues to wreak havoc on coastal lands, the US Marine
Corps often gets deployed as first responders providing medical aid, food
and water, and evacuation assistance.


What would a robotic cargo system look like that would assist the Marines
with their missions? Start designing your concept of a Ground-based
Unmanned Go-between for Humanitarian Operations (GUNG HO) and earn your
share of $10,000 in prizes!


*Submissions Open April 9 - May 6*
*START YOUR ENTRY TODAY
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__click.email.launchforth.io_-3Fqs-3D3645ebf906f7d14ec29ca67e802ee4e6df7906780548a1ae3247bec31dc1541549efc852939de1e3da347b7a5a2223463f085e957bf5b3cc&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=kdmbiCO92k7OPS_Su3b1MmS8Rh0okAH5vpDIwUQhJiA&e=>*
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<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__click.email.launchforth.io_-3Fqs-3D3645ebf906f7d14ec29ca67e802ee4e6df7906780548a1ae3247bec31dc1541549efc852939de1e3da347b7a5a2223463f085e957bf5b3cc&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=kdmbiCO92k7OPS_Su3b1MmS8Rh0okAH5vpDIwUQhJiA&e=>


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*2. SERVE AS A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT FOR MARINE CORPS ROBOTICS CHALLENGEThe
U.S. Marine Corps is working with Launch Forth <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__launchforth.io_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=Kc1WhiShUg_9lFdMtRuwP1inYbC1e879EJiSCZTmxpM&e=>, a
community-powered product development platform, to develop a rapid
innovation system to deliver the products that Marines need now (more
information below). We are currently recruiting subject matter experts like
yourself to help make our community’s participation in the GUNG HO
challenge a memorable experience.We are looking for volunteers to answer
questions from the community in your area of expertise, such as helping
them with robotics-related questions and understanding the fundamentals of
disaster response. ***ABOUT LAUNCH FORTHFor designers, engineers, and
solvers who want to develop real products, Launch Forth
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__launchforth.io_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=Kc1WhiShUg_9lFdMtRuwP1inYbC1e879EJiSCZTmxpM&e=> is the leading crowd-powered product development
platform that enables community members to co-create next-generation
products, learn new skills, and connect with others who share their
passion. Launch Forth clients include GE, Airbus, USMC and Allianz. Our
co-creation community is worldwide, with over 160,000 members. We believe
in co-creating meaningful products that ship.ABOUT THE UNMANNED CARGO
SYSTEM CHALLENGEHow do we deliver supplies to Marines where they need them
most? The unmanned cargo system
<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__launchforth.io_project_unmanned-2Dcargo-2Dsystem_56802_&d=DwIFaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=HmQTPvDehE9fTtSJJ6Q8lkXVO2hXn4g_UhRBvNazccw&s=B8bTr4cHgY1ftgbJAz8T63ybZcbZkR_5r1Q6RGCSNLI&e=> needs to be
versatile enough to carry cargo across a variety of terrain from on-base
cargo delivery to disaster relief through floods, snow, or debris-laden
areas.  The bottom line is making sure the needed supplies arrive on time
to the people who need them.*









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MEGAN BREWSTER

Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing

C: 480-707-7517

launchforth.io/meganbrewster

mbrewster at launchforth.io
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