MBZ International Robotic Challenge (MBZIRC) will organize a workshop in March 19th, with a set of key invited talks on future robotics challenges and its impact on science and society development. The teams participating in MBZIRC 2017 to are invited to present their members, organization and major achievements, during their preparation for the competition. Approximate 15 minutes presentation to large public is expected for winners of Challenge 1, 2 3 and Grand Challenge and approximate 10 minutes presentation for remain teams. The MBZIRC workshop will be held at the Khalifa University Auditorium.

Sunday, 19th March 2017
Preliminary Program
08:45 - 09:00Welcome & KULeaders
09:00 - 09:20Disaster Robotics Challenge | Prof Satoshi Tadokoro International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University, Japan
09:20 - 09:30Robotic Divers for Oceanic Discovery | Prof Oussama Khatib Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Department of CS, Stanford University, USA
09:40 - 10:00Twenty Years of Research Driven By Robot Competitions | Prof Pedro Lima Institute for Systems and Robotics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
10:00 - 10:20Robotics Competitions: Singapore Perspectives | Prof Marcelo H. Ang Jr National University of Singapore, Singapore
10:20 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:45Challenge 1 - Winner
10:45 - 11:00Challenge 2 - Winner
11:00 - 11:15Challenge 3 - Winner
11:15 - 11:30Challenge 4 - Winner
11:30 - 13:00MBZIRC Robotic Teams - Presentations
13:00 - 14:00Meeting the Teams (+Lunch Break)
14:00 - 14:20Techniques for Mobile Robot Perception and Navigation and Beyond | Prof Wolfram Burgard Albert Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
14:20 - 14:40Robots that Need to Mislead: Biologically-inspired Machine Deception | Prof Ronald Arkin Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA
14:40 - 15:00UK-RAS Robotics And Autonomous Systems Shaping the future | Prof Guang-Zhong Yang Faculty of Engineering, Department of Computing The Hamlyn Centre, IMPERIAL COLLEGE, UK
15:00 - 15:20The BioRobotics Institute : a place where Robotics takes flight | Prof Paolo Dario The BioRobotics Institute, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Pisa - Italy
15:20 - 15:40Coffee Break
15:40 - 17:30Robotic Team Presentations
17:30 - 18:00Panel Discussion - Challenges for Next MBZIRC 2019

Download MBZIRC Workshop Booklet