This challenge is externally hosted.
You can view the challenge details here: http://wp.wpi.edu/challenge/
The objective is to encourage innovations in autonomous navigation and robotic manipulator technologies. Level 1 of the competition requires teams to locate the pre-cached sample and one easy sample in a 30-minute time frame and return them to the starting platform. In Level 2, teams have two hours to retrieve the pre-cached sample and as many unknown samples as possible. The Level 1 competition will be held June 8-13, 2016 and Level 2 will be September 2-5, 2016.
Centennial Challenges Sample Return Robot
Cash Prize Amount: $1,500,000
Technology Achievement $1000 from WPI for successfully passing Level 1 pre-inspection Level 1: Maximum $5000 per team Level 2: Gradient prize awards determined by number of samples collected, up to $1.39 million
For challenge rules, go to http://wp.wpi.edu/challenge/2012-13-challenge-documents-information/2015-16-challenge-rules/
For judging criteria, go to http://wp.wpi.edu/challenge/2012-13-challenge-documents-information/2015-16-challenge-rules/
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