[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Student Challenge in Automotive Haptics

Jin Ryong Kim jessekim at etri.re.kr
Mon Mar 12 07:37:42 PDT 2018


Student Challenge in Automotive Haptics at AsiaHaptics 2018




You Can Win $5,000!


About the Challenge

Hyundai Motors and AsiaHaptics 2018 are pleased to announce the 1st Student Challenge in Automotive Haptics. In this challenge, we invite teams of undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to propose and create innovative haptics solutions for the next generation vehicles. We particularly seek high-quality automotive haptics solutions (hardware and software) that can be applied to vehicles and vehicular technology including but not limited to in-car entertainment, driving technology, smart cars, vehicle sensors, and autonomous driving. Please note that there are no restrictions on proposal topics as long as they can be applied to vehicles. However, the proposal should contain solid and concrete ideas and the participants must demonstrate their skill set for actual implementation of their prototype. A total of five to ten teams will be selected for the second round based on the quality and feasibility of their proposals. All selected teams will receive the initial grant to cover material expenses for building the prototype of what they proposed. They will compete for $5,000 in cash prizes in AsiaHaptics 2018.

How to Participate?

A team must complete both a proposal and a participation agreement by April 30, 2018 (11:59PM UTC). No late submission is accepted. Details of submitting the proposal will be announced shortly.

A team must be formed between 2 and 5 student members, and one advisor must be included in the team. All team members should be students (all stages of their university careers, from undergraduate to graduate) at the time of submitting the proposal, and the work must be done by the students only. A student member is allowed to participate only up to one team. However, the same advisor can participate up to three teams. At least one student member of each team must attend the full conference to present the team’s work, and will responsible for conference registration fees and travels.

Please note that proposals from non-academic participants are highly welcome to participate this competition. However, those who apply to non-academic track will go through separate reviewing process, and thus awards will be different. We will further notify this once we receive the proposals. After reviewing the proposals, we will select a number of teams (5 to 10) for the next round. Accepted teams will receive initial grant (up to $1,500) to build a prototype of their proposed automotive haptics solution. Two progress reports on their prototype are required to submit before AsiaHaptics 2018 (see Timeline for deadlines).

Accepted teams will be expected to attend AsiaHaptics 2018 to give a live demo presentation of their work, and discuss their proposed solution with a panel of Student Competition Judges with possible oral presentations at AsiaHaptics. Based on the criteria below, the competition judges will rank and identify an overall winner of the competition as well as second and third place teams.


The top three teams will earn cash prizes as following:

• 1st place team: $5,000 USD

• 2nd place team: $2,000 USD

• 3rd place team: $1,000 USD


• Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2018 (11:59PM UTC)

• Notification: May 31, 2018

• 1st progress report: July 31, 2018 (11:59PM UTC)

• 2nd progress report: October 10, 2018 (11:59PM UTC)

• Competition: November 14~16, 2018

Please visit https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__asiahaptics.org_student-2Dchallenges_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pg6-6-9F9wtI8hArjmVjTgqhu9nSf-8S6KPYDCKNaaY&s=GSKfyqdgFyMX_lVvC1wJuB0OQr8GWng1w35-nnhF0Kg&e= for more information.


Jin Ryong Kim and Seokhee Jeon, Student Competition Co-Chairs

Jee-Hwan Ryu, General Chair

Sang-Youn Kim, Masashi Konyo, and Ki-Uk Kyung, Program Co-Chairs

Asia Haptics 2018 (www.asiahaptics.org<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.asiahaptics.org_&d=DwIGaQ&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=pg6-6-9F9wtI8hArjmVjTgqhu9nSf-8S6KPYDCKNaaY&s=M4d3htdRfMamNzxSBkrWysTVjMSYC3rPB_25TgKg3P4&e=>), November 14~16 in Songdo Copventia, Republic of Korea

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