The Mohamed Bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge (MBZIRC) is an international robotics competition held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, every two years. The competition draws participation from universities, research centres, companies and individual innovators from all over the world to develop real-world solutions to some of the pressing global challenges through the application of autonomous robotic technology.
- 2021White Paper Phase 01 Oct, 2021 - 31 Jan, 2022
Each participating team is required to register online and later submit a white paper describing the team, its background in swarm robotics, computer vision, simultaneous localisation and mapping, marine vehicles and communications, along with a proposed technical approach.
- 2022Simulation Phase Aug 2022
Shortlisted semi finalist teams will complete inspection and intervention tasks via simulation in the presence of a judging committee. Proof-of-concept videos on different subcomponents of their system need to be submitted to demonstrate the feasibility of the approach used.
- 2023Demonstration Phase Jun 2023
Live demonstrations will be held over several days in a specially designated marine area off the coast of Abu Dhabi, when five finalist teams will put their systems to the test