The Digger Foundation competing for a $1million prize

The DOME Project of the Digger Foundation has been shortlisted as finalist of the prestigious Robotics Award for Good taking place in Dubai in February 2017, where a $1million price will be awarded ...
30 January 2017, by



ICRA 2016: Landmine Detection Challenge, with Edson Prestes

In this episode, Audrow Nash interviews Edson Prestes, Professor at Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul and an organizer of the Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC) 20...
16 October 2016, by

Photos from the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge

Robohub covered the Airbus Shopfloor Challenge that took place during #ICRA16 in Stockholm. Below, you can see an extensive photo gallery as part of our coverage. Check it out!...
25 May 2016, by

Soft spot for soft robots? Register for the 2016 Soft Robotics Competition

By Adam Zewe | SEAS If you have a soft spot for robotics, this competition is right up your alley. With separate tracks for academic researchers, college students, and high school students, the...
11 January 2016, by

Registration now open for #ICRA16’s Airbus Shopfloor Challenge

The Airbus Shopfloor Challenge invites robotics teams from around the world to create innovative robotic solutions for a real-life manufacturing challenge, and compete live at the IEEE 2016 Internatio...
23 December 2015, by

New $7M XPRIZE competition seeks to usher in a new era of ocean exploration

At a keynote address this week during the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, Peter Diamandis, chairman and CEO of XPRIZE, announced the launch of the $7M Shell Ocean Discover...
17 December 2015, by

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From pencil and paper to hands-on making, a brief history of MIT’s legendary MechE 2.007

Alissa Mallinson | Department of Mechanical Engineering It's hard to ignore the fact that a worldwide maker movement is well underway. Over the past 10 or so years, community Maker Faires have beco...
16 December 2015, by

Brown University wins inaugural Rethink Robotics Video Challenge

As the worldwide leader in collaborative robotics research and education, Rethink Robotics is excited to announce the winner of the inaugural Rethink Robotics Video Challenge. Launched in the summer o...
16 December 2015, by

ELROB 2016: Europe’s toughest & longest-running field robotics event is turning 10

Robotic competitions have sprung up like mushrooms. Beside the obvious ones like EURATHLON, RoboCross, DARPA and MBZIRC, there are hundreds of smaller contests all over the world. Some of them are ac...
01 December 2015, by

Robot Race to Hawaii Contest

The Robot Race to Hawaii is a robotics contest where participants program a humanoid Nao robot to run a 10-meter race in the shortest time possible. The whole competition is run in a Webots simula...
24 November 2015, by

New video shows bionic athletes rehearsing for upcoming Cybathlon competition

In 21 countries across the globe, hundreds of people are preparing for Cybathlon 2016, where cutting edge robotic assistive technologies will help people with disabilities to compete in a series of ra...
19 November 2015, by

Blueberry picking robot could win $250,000 prize

Here’s an interesting robotics challenge – a coalition of blueberry farmers are offering a $250,000 prize for automation solutions that improve blueberry picking. The deadline for entries in the c...
29 October 2015, by

#ShowUsYourAI – AAAI Video Competition – Deadline extended to October 23!

Submit your video to the AAAI Video Competition for a chance to win one of the several Shakey Awards. We'll be voting for the People's Choice Award right here on Robohub. Last year's videos were viewe...
15 October 2015, by

euRathlon 2015 announces Grand Challenge winners

Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, the euRathlon competition is the first outdoor competition where teams of land, sea and air robots must cooperate in a realistic disaster-response scenario. F...
29 September 2015, by

Day Four at euRathlon 2015: Video recap

Weather conditions challenged the teams participating on the second day of euRathlon 2015 two-domain sub-challenges. The morning started with the remaining team that had yet to participate in the la...
25 September 2015, by

Day Three at euRathlon 2015: Video recap

The first day of euRathlon 2015 two-domain sub-challenges started with the land and air (L+A) combined scenario, followed in the afternoon by the sea and land (S+L), where robots had to search for mis...
24 September 2015, by

Day Two at euRathlon 2015: Video recap

Inspired by the 2011 Fukushima accident, euRathlon is a civilian outdoor robotics competition focused on realistic cooperative disaster response scenarios. On the second day of single-domain trials, t...
23 September 2015, by

Robot Launch global robotics startup competition announces top 15 finalists

Robot Launch is the first international startup competition designed specifically to help robotics entrepreneurs get off the ground. Now in it’s second year, Robot Launch has attracted a diverse ran...
09 September 2015, by and

Siemens’ Frontier Partner program provides software tools to robotics startups

Established in Berlin in 1847, and with a presence in Silicon Valley since the 1950s, Siemens invests more than $1B in the US each year for research and development. Now their Technology to Business ...
08 September 2015, by



Mobile Microrobotics Challenge, with Leanne King and Ioan Alexandru

Transcript below. In this interview, Audrow Nash talks to two teams from Mobile Microrobotics Challenge at the 2015 International Conference for Robotics and Automation (ICRA)....
07 August 2015, by

#RobotLaunch has great prizes for startups, but you can’t win if you don’t enter

Robot Launch 2015 is bringing together a great pool of prizes and services for robot startups. All startups in the semis or finals are eligible for awards as we search for offers such as “Crowd Pl...
18 June 2015, by

On stage at the DRC: While organizers create a disaster zone, competitors go for comedy

The DRC is all about pushing robotics technology forward. It’s all about creating a community devoted to innovation. And as it comes down to the finale on Friday and Saturday, it will also be about ...
04 June 2015, by

Move-in day for the DRC Finals

Traveling from dozens of locations around the world, the teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge have begun unloading their precious cargo into their respective working bays inside the caverno...
02 June 2015, by

Five high school students win Robots4Us Video Contest — and a trip to the DRC Finals

Five short videos prepared by U.S. high school students have been selected as winning entries in DARPA’s “Robots4Us” video contest and will be featured at a June 7 invitational workshop on the f...
19 May 2015, by

AgBot Robotic Seeding Challenge powered by $50K grant for Grizzly RUV

By Rachel Gould The 2016 agBOT Robotic Seeding Challenge challenges participants to build unmanned robotic equipment to plant, measure and track multiple crop seeds to improve farming efficiency...
14 May 2015, by

IdeaHub, ABB launch new robotics accelerator programme

The IdeaHub recently announced the launch of a robotics accelerator programme, run on behalf of ABB Robotics, to deliver solutions to some of the biggest issues facing robotics today and in the future...

Two new soft robotics competitions announced by Soft Robotics Toolkit

The Soft Robotics Toolkit recently announced two competitions for robotics research and design. In July 2015, two expert panels will award prizes to soft robotics projects submitted by students, resea...
06 May 2015, by

Empowering startups’ global reach

Innorobo’s call for start-ups has just closed and 25 semi-finalists from around the world will now be reviewed by a jury of experts to select the five winners. The winners will pitch to investors...
18 February 2015, by

AAAI Video Competition winners

A large crowd of AAAI-15 goers, one of the main conferences in Artificial Intelligence, gathered at the AAAI Video Competition Award Ceremony today in Austin, Texas. The competition aims to spread the...
29 January 2015, by

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