University Topics

2017-07-11

The team of Tottori University and the engineers from TOSHIBA was selected as a finalist of the Amazon Robotics Challenge

Prof. IWAI of Graduate School of Engineering (upper right), Assoc. Prof. NISHIYAMA (upper left) and the students of the laboratory attending the contest

 In the international robot contest, “the Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017”, hosted by Amazon Robotics LLC, “Team T2” consisting of Tottori University and the engineers from TOSHIBA was selected as a finalist of the contest.

 The third “Amazon Robotics Challenge”, which is held in Japan for the first time, will be held at the venue of “RoboCup2017 Nagoya Japan” from July 27th to 30th, 2017. Sixteen teams from all over the world such as Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Netherland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and U.S. will participate, and show and compete in the performance of their newest robot hardware and software with which they take out and store goods.

 The contest will be conducted by combining robotics technologies such as object recognition, attitude control and grasp planning, and robots will be scored by the number of goods which they successfully took out and stored within a certain period of time.

 We expect the success of the team of Tottori University and the engineers from TOSHIBA who aims for construction of a new system with industry-academia collaboration by fusing university-originated innovative research results and production technologies and know-hows which the company has, and further automation in the logistics and distribution industry.