DHL Robotics Challenge 2017

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Calling all inventors and visionaries! DHL needs your assistance to understanding with a ever-increasing volume of element in a warehouses and placement centers.

This year’s DHL Robotics Challenge requires we to pattern a antecedent of a mobile piece-picking drudge with an arm that can navigate normal room shelves, picking adult equipment and fixation them into an sequence tote. Your antecedent contingency be means to span a standard room sourroundings during walking speed while picking equipment from shelves and maneuvering these equipment into a wrapping area. It should save room workers a uninteresting charge of walking and manually pulling a trolley by a aisles.

Who are we looking for?

This plea is open to startups, researchers, and university students who can rise an innovative robotic device able of unconstrained mobility and object picking in a standard room environment. The smallest aim mandate for a drudge
(subject to change) are:

  • Minimum sum cargo of 15 kg (30 lbs)
  • Manipulation of singular equipment with a limit height, breadth and length of 60cm (24’’)
  • Minimum strategy weight of 7 kg (15 lbs)
  • Obstacle avoidance/visual superintendence system
  • Electrically powered
  • Maximum strech tallness of robot: 190cm or 75”
  • Maximum breadth of ~100cm or 39″

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How to enter?

It’s unequivocally easy to enter. You’ll need to contention a request (containing 500 difference or less) and video calm of adult to 3 mins in length. For a tip 3 entrants this video will be used as partial of a representation during DHL Innovation Day. Both your request and video should outline a problem, and explain a solution.

All entries contingency be submitted by 16th Sep 2017 during 5 pm GMT.

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What can we win?

  • Pitch your concept to comparison DHL executives
  • Participate in a joint proof-of-concept with DHL
  •  Win a grand esteem of €15,000 with DHL
  •  Display a winning concept during a DHL Innovation Centers

How is a leader chosen?

Once you’ve submitted your idea, all entries go by a pre-selection process formed on their originality, functionality, viewed blurb feasibility, aesthetics and intensity to solve a problem outlined.

For any challenge, 3 finalists will be selected by a row of logistics experts and will be told by Oct 6th 2017.

Representatives from any of a 3 finalists will be flown to a DHL Innovation Center in Troisdorf, Germany to benefaction their prototypes in front of 180+ comparison supply sequence professionals during a DHL Innovation Day (16th Nov 2017). The 3 finalists’ robots will be evaluated formed on their opening and ability to autonomously navigate and collect equipment from shelves in a unnatural room environment. After a demonstration, there will be an assembly live-voting session; a entrance with a many votes will be awarded as a leader of a DHL Innovation Challenge.


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