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MBZIRC MARITIME 
GRAND CHALLENGE 
FINAL RESULTS

FINAL DEMONSTRATION IN ABU DHABI

The 5 finalist teams were in Abu Dhabi from 11th of January till 6th of February 2024, to prepare and perform in the MBZIRC Maritime Grand Challenge demonstrations. ASPIRE provided a world class infrastructure for teams to integrate and test their systems for 2 weeks before the final runs.

Each of the finalist teams was given 3 chances to complete the inspection and the intervention tasks required by the challenge. Out of the 5 finalist teams, 3 teams managed to complete the inspection task and inched closer to the intervention task.

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Even though there were no winners in the competition, ASPIRE would like to recognize the teams for their best performance:

  • 1st

    First best performing team:

    UNIZG-FER

    From Croatia

  • 2nd

    Second best performing team:

    TEAM KAIST

    From Republic of Korea

  • 3rd

    Third best performing team:

    FLY EAGLE

    From China and UAE

The challenge concluded on the 6th of February 2024, in a grand Gala Dinner celebrating the best performing teams and the extraordinary journey of the 5 finalist teams.

In just two years, MBZIRC has activated innovation across the globe and has bridged the gap between robotics lab potential and real- world application.

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ASPIRE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL ITS PARTNERS WHO MADE THIS CHALLENGE POSSIBLE.
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Technology Innovation Institute for their technology support throughout the competition.

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Abu Dhabi Maritime for their excellent support securing the marine environment for the entire duration of the Challenge.

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GCAA

GCAA  for the UAV flying permits.

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SpinItalia

SpinItalia  for their support across multiple works including UAV tracking, USV manufacture and maintenance.

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Future-Software

Future Software for ensuring GNSS denied operation of the competitor systems.

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NOMAD

Films by NOMAD for video content production.

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AlSayegh

AlSayegh for the excellent event organization and operation.

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Miral

Miral for their support in securing the demo area in Yas North, Abu Dhabi.

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TDRA for the frequency spectrum management.

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MoD for UAV flying permit.

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