COMPETITIONS

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Leaderboard 9th Position - BARN (Benchmark Autonomous Robot Navigation) Challenge ICRA USA 2022

Mr. Mukil Sarvanan under the mentorship of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM has participated in the flagship robotics competition ICRA - BARN (Benchmark Autonomous Robot Navigation) Challenge 2022, organized by the University of Texas, Austin, held at the IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA 2022) in Philadelphia, USA between May 23-27, 2022. Video
Our team NavBot from RIL-IISc has secured 9th position in the Overall leaderboard. (see https://www.cs.utexas.edu/~xiao/BARN_Challenge/BARN_Challenge.html)
The team had worked on “Autonomous Robot Navigation in Highly Constrained Environments” for 300 different navigation environments.
Ranking Team Score University
1 TRAIL 0.2415 Temple University, Philadelphia
2 LfLH 0.2334 The University of Texas, Austin
3 AMRL 0.2310 The University of Texas, Austin
4 DRAGON 0.2200 The University of Virginia, Virginia
5 E-Band 0.2053 Stanford University, Stanford
6 e2e 0.2042 The University of Texas, Austin
7 APPLR-DWA 0.1979 The University of Texas, Austin
8 Yiyuiii 0.1969 Nanjing University, Nanjing
9 NavBot 0.1733 Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
10 Fast DWA 0.1709 University of Bonn, Bonn
11 Default DWA 0.1627 University of Bonn, Bonn

The team also received a special mention by the organizers on our performance in Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) robotics newsletter dt. Jun 10, 2022.

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ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC) Missouri USA 2022

Mr. Binil John from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL) under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated and qualified in Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC), Part of  ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) 46th Annual Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, Missouri, USA August 14 – 17, 2022

The team had worked on "Design and Analysis of a Pipeline Inspection Robot" see https://event.asme.org/IDETC-CIE?_ga=2.206686801.376100172.1660820521-1420121834.1650461075

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3rd Position - RAMI (Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection) for Aerial Robots Competition IROS Prague 2021

Team of Mr. Tharun V.P. and Mr. Suryaprakash R.J. of the Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated in the IROS - RAMI (Robotics for Asset Maintenance and Inspection) for Aerial Robots Competition 2021, organized by CATEC (Advanced Center for Aerospace Technologies) Seville, Spain, held at IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2021) in Prague, Czech Republic between Sep 27 - Oct 1, 2021. Video
(see https://www.iros2021.org/rami-robotics-for-asset-maintenance-and-inspection)

Team had worked on the following "Two Autonomy-Based Inspection Tasks":

FBM 1) precise autonomous navigation without Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) i.e. with poor GNSS coverage or indoors
FBM 2) automatic detection of defects using advanced AI algorithms with considerable amounts of onboard data

Our team RIL-IISc from India has secured 3rd & 4th position in FBM 1 and FBM 2 respectively; (overall 4th) (See https://metricsproject.eu/inspection-maintenance/rami-cascade-campaign1-aerial-robots/)
RAMI is one of the four challenge-led European (EU) robotic competitions of METRICS project (https://metricsproject.eu/)

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7th Position - Robothon Grand Challenge TU Munich 2021

Team of Mr. M J Niegil Francis and Mr. Vishnu T.P of the Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL), CPDM under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated in Robothon 2021 Grand Challenge (see https://www.robothon-grand-challenge.com/home) organized by Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) Technical University of Munich (TUM), Munich, held between May 14 - June 22, 2021. Video

The team had worked on "Robot based E-Waste Management".

Our team ECODOBO from India has secured 7th position in Overall points table see https://www.robothon-grand-challenge.com/blog/robothon-2021-results-and-award-ceremony.

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UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS) Manufacturing Robotics Challenge Sheffield UK 2021

Mr. Suryaprakash Rajkumar & Mr. Mayank Navneet Mehta under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury have participated in UK Robotics and Autonomous Systems Network (UK-RAS) Manufacturing Robotics Challenge 2021,  hosted by the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) and CSI, University of Sheffield between 19th July 2021 - 21st July 2021 Video

The team had worked on "COVID-19 Sample Preparation and Safe Integration for Collaborative Robots using Digital Twins" 

Both team members have secured 2nd and 4th position in their respective categories See https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sheffieldrobotics/about/csi-cobot/uk-ras-manufacturing-robotics-challenge.

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IEEE RAS Winter School on SLAM in Deformable Environments UTS Sydney 2021

Mr. Kaustubh Joshi, Mr. Pratyaksh Rao, Mr. Mukund Mitra and Mr. Tharun V. have participated in IEEE RAS Winter School on SLAM in Deformable Environments hosted by the Robotics Institute, University of Technology Sydney between 5 - 9 July 2021. Video

The team had worked on "Robot Monocular Vision Based Depth Estimation via Transfer Learning" 

See https://www.uts.edu.au/research-and-teaching/our-research/centre-autonomous-systems/events/ieee-ras-winter-school-slam-deformable-environments

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ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC) Missouri USA 2021

Mr. Srivatsa Ellora and Mr. Mukund Mitra from Robotics Innovations Lab (RIL) under the guidance of Prof. Abhra Roy Chowdhury has participated and qualified in Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition (SMRDC), Part of  ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC) 45th Annual Mechanisms & Robotics Conference, Missouri, USA August 17 – 20, 2021 Video

The team had worked on "Design and Analysis of Bio-Inspired Tricopter with Delta Manipulator" see https://event.asme.org/IDETC-CIE-2021/Program/Student-Mechanism-Robot-Design-Competition