Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC)

Principal Investigator: Debasish Ghose (Aerospace Engineering)

Co-Investigators (IISc)

Bharadwaj AmruturRBCCPS/Electrical Communication Engineering (ECE)
Systems Engineering
S. N. Omkar
Aerospace Engineering (AE)
Chiranjib Bhattacharyya
Computer Science and Automation (CSA)
Machine Learning
Raghu Krishnapuram
RBCCPSArtificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Abhay Sharma
Embedded Signal Processing
Ashish Joglekar
Electronics Engineering
Josephine Selvarani Ruth
Materials and Actuation

Co-Investigators (TCS)

Arpan PalPrincipal Research Scientist
Signal and Systems and IoT
Balamuralidhar P.
Principal Research Scientist
Cognitive Computer Vision and CPS
Swagat Kumar
ScientistRobotics and Computer Vision
Kaushik Das
ScientistMulti-Robotics Systems

MBZIRC is an international robotics competition, which first took place in 2017. IISc Bangalore, among 42 teams worldwide, did qualify for the upcoming competition in 2020, which will be held in Abu Dhabi (UAE).

MBZIRC 2020 will consist of three challenges and a triathlon type Grand Challenge, a combination of the three challenges.

In Challenge 1 a team of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) will autonomously track and interact with a set of objects (for example intruder UAVs) following 3D trajectories inside the arena.

In Challenge 2 a team of UAVs and an Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) will collaborate to autonomously locate, pick, transport and assemble different types of brick shaped objects to build pre-defined structures, in an outdoor environment.

In Challenge 3 a team of UAVs and a UGV will collaborate to autonomously extinguish a series of simulated fires in an urban high rise building firefighting scenario.

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