Amazing Robots –competition for teams of universities and universities of applied sciences
Objective of the competition is to showcase modern technologies and creativity. The purpose of the competition is to expand the visibility and interest of information technology, robotics and artificial intelligence and encourage students to combine the knowledge of separate fields without prejudice. A message is also given to the industry: new technologies have to be brought into use both in the products and in production without prejudice.
“The task is to make a robot which makes something interesting. What does it do, the team must invent. The purpose is to let creativity and technical skills bloom. Little restrictions and a lot of freedom is given.”
The task is to make a robot which makes something interesting. What does it do, the team must invent. The purpose is to let creativity and technical skills bloom. Little restrictions and a lot of freedom is given.
The competition is for the students of universities and universities of applied sciences. The members of the competition group have to be students of the educational institution during the day of the competition. The maximum size of the group is eight students. The competition takes place in connection with the Teknologia trade fair in Messukeskus.
The following criteria are used in the evaluation of the robot’s performance.
- Moving of the robot or its gestures
- Visual appearance of the robot
- Voice world of the robot
- Technical challenges and the actual implementation of the robot
- Cooperation between the active functionalities of the robot.
- How the robot reacts to its environment. (Does it understand or react to gestures, speech, music, to the public etc.).
In addition, the evaluation takes into account the basic idea of the robot, and how well the robot reflects that idea. This is related to the short introductory presentation of the robot that was given at the beginning of the performance.
The jury contains the experts from different fields. The first prize is 10 000 €.
The competition is organized by Association of Information technology and Electronics (Tietotekniikan ja Elektroniikan seura, TiES) in cooperation with Mikrobitti magazine and Messukeskus.RULES AND REGISTRATION