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Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2017 to be Launched at Yas Marina Circuit
 

Abu Dhabi, March 5, 2017- Under the prestigious patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi will be hosting the first edition of the Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) from March 16 to 18, 2017 at the Yas Island Marina Circuit. The event is organized by Khalifa University and is sponsored by the Information and Communication Technology Fund (ICTF) as a Strategic Sponsor, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) as a Platinum Sponsor, and Norinco as a Gold Sponsor.

The debut contest is the first of its kind in the region, and the biggest of its kind worldwide. It provides a strategic platform for highlighting the latest developments in the field of robotics and will feature 26 teams from 15 countries. The innovative competition will see unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) work with, and against each other, in a series of challenges.

The biennial competition aims to extensively promote the capabilities and uses of robots and reveal their advanced technological capabilities in the areas of navigation, cooperation, perception, and maneuvers using integrated ecosystems. It will host elite designers, innovators, and programmers from different universities and robotics organization around the globe.  Winners will be awarded total prize winnings and team sponsorship worth USD 5 million – one of the biggest prizes in the world for such an event. 

Dr. Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, Khalifa University’s Executive Vice President, said: “This challenge is an excellent opportunity for the participating teams to present new and innovative technologies in the robotics field that build on ground-breaking developments over the past decade. It provides an ideal platform to attract the world’s brightest minds in robotics and stimulate further developments that will lead to more new innovations and discoveries in this field. Through MBZIRC, we hope to solidify the leading position of Abu Dhabi and the UAE as global hub for creativity and innovation. We are very proud of this contest which embodies our commitment to advancing research and development in the engineering and technology fields.”

MBZIRC comprises three challenges plus a triathlon-type Grand Challenge incorporating the previous challenges. A total of 26 teams have been chosen out of a field of 134 candidates representing a number of academic and industrial organizations. Among the academic institutions joining the upcoming challenge are the University of Seville, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Virginia Tech University, Beijing Institute of Technology, Paris - Saclay University, University of New South Wales, University of Applied Sciences Aachen, and King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology.

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Posted on : Sunday, March 05, 2017  12:46:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
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