(Abu Dhabi) – The US$5 million biennial international robotics competition, the Mohamed bin Zayed International Robotics Challenge 2020, MBZIRC, concluded in Abu Dhabi.
Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of Department of Community Development, honoured the Grand Challenge team winners, Czech Technical University-University of Pennsylvania-NYU team, and the winners of the three challenge categories, Challenges 1, 2, and 3 at the ceremony that was attended by Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy.
While the Czech Technical University-University of Pennsylvania-NYU team won the first position in the Grand Challenge, the University of Bonn team came second, while the combined team of Universidad Politecnica Madrid-Universidad Pablo Olavide-Poznan University of Technology- Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique won third place.
The Beijing Institute of Technology topped the Challenge 1 category, with the Czech Technical University-University of Pennsylvania-NYU team and the University of Tokyo in the second and third places, respectively. The Czech Technical University-University of Pennsylvania-NYU team won the Challenge 2 category, with Nimbro (University of Bonn) and Technical University of Denmark in the second and third places.
Challenge 3 was won by the University of Seville-Tecnico Lisboa-CATEC team, while the Technical University of Denmark and the University of New South Wales-Sydney tied for the second place.
The 32 participating teams, representing 17 countries, were shortlisted as finalists out of a total of 134 teams from across the globe that applied to compete in the MBZIRC 2020.