UPenn Team Winners in the Grand Challenge at the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge
March 23, 2020
Congratulations to Grasp Lab's Team in collaboration with the Czech Technical University in Prague and the New York University, in NY for coming in 2nd place in the First Challenge, 1st in the Second Challenge, and 1st in the Grand Challenge at the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC 2020), organized by Khalifa University. The MBZIRC 2020 competition took place in Abu Dhabi during 23-25 February 2020 preceded by three days of rehearsals. We successfully competed in all disciplines. In Challenge 1, three drones were supposed to pop balloons and catch a ball carried by foreign UAV following a 3D trajectory. We placed 2nd in the Challenge 1. In Challenge 2, three UAVs and one UGV had to cooperatively build multiple walls. We won the wall building challenge and got the US$250,000 price money. Challenge 3 consisted of outdoor and indoor fires that the team of three UAVs and one UGV had to extinguish. We finished the fire fighting challenge at 4th place. Finally, due to our great results in all three challenges, we qualified to the Grand Challenge where all three challenges are combined together and solved simultaneously. We won the Grand Challenge among all teams from prestigious universities.