Junior
Home Robot Challenge

Home Robot Challenge

Outline

"If you have a robot at home, what would you want it to do?
What is the role of a robot at home?
Helping you, your mom, your siblings, or grandparents? What can it do?"
This is the question that World Robot Summit (WRS)
Junior Home Robot Challenge would like to ask you.

WRS Junior Home Robot Challenge invites teams of
2-6 students to develop a creative and innovative idea for the use of robot at home,
and realize the idea by programming a robot you construct.
The main objective is to develop a robot that can complete the given tasks (Skills Challenge),
and develop the robotic demonstration of
5 minutes to show your creative and innovative idea of using a robot at home.
The demonstration should maximize the capability of your robot at home.
Teams are encouraged to be as creative,
innovative and/or entertaining as possible to show off your creation!

During the Competition, teams are judged in three areas;
Skills Challenge, Open Demonstration, and Technical Interview.

Task

Home Robot Challenge has two leagues:

  • Mini Size Skills Challenge

  • Real Size Skills Challenge

Skills Challenge

Mini Size Skills Challenge

1. Robot Guide Test

The Robot Guide Tests aim for a robot to simulate a guide dog leading a blind or visually impaired person around obstacles. Every time it encounters an obstacle, the robot has to indicate that an obstacle has been detected.

2. Follow Me Test

The Follow Me Test aims for the robot to complete the task to follow another robot to simulate following a person around the home.

3. Pick and Place Test

The Pick and Place Test aims for the robot to complete the task to pick up an object from one location and move it to another location.

  • Skills Challenge image
  • Skills Challenge image

Real Size Skills Challenge

1. Robot Guide Test

The Robot Guide Tests aim for a robot to simulate a guide dog leading a blind or visually impaired person around obstacles. Every time it encounters an obstacle, the robot has to indicate where the obstacle is for the blind/visually impaired person in effective and creative way so that the robot and the person can go around obstacles (without hitting).

2. Hearing Robots Test

The Hearing Robots Test aims for robot to simulate a hearing dog in assisting deaf or hearing-impaired person by alerting to important sounds, such as doorbells, smoke detector alarms, telephone ringer, and alarm clocks.

3. Assisted Service Robot Test

The Assisted Service Robots Test aims to simulate a service dog in helping people who have disabilities. The robot is required to be able to communicate with the owner to understand the owner’s needs or instructions in order to provide appropriate assistance. A list of tasks that teams can use will be announced two months (in August 2020) before the competition.

Open Demonstration

The Open Demonstration is an opportunity to demonstrate the team’s solution and how the tasks are executed. Teams are encouraged to seek out both creative and innovative solutions as well as unexpected and challenging problems to be solved.

Technical Interview

All teams will have a 15-minute technical interview judging during the competition.

Please email
info@worldrobotsummit.org
for inquiries
and applications
regarding sponsorship.

WRS2020 Challenge Open for Team Entry! due Date: -8/31(Sat.) *JST
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