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KUKA Innovation in Mobile Manipulation Award

Description

The KUKA Innovation in Mobile Manipulation Award challenges research institutes to demonstrate an innovative robotic application or component in the field of mobile manipulation in real operation in a realistic working environment. To ensure equal conditions and a fair and direct comparison, the application or component shall be demonstrated on, or in conjunction with, a KUKA youBot. The KUKA youBot is an open-source software controlled mobile manipulator with an omni-directional base and a five-degree-of-freedom robot arm, which is about to become a reference platform for research and education in mobile manipulation, as it is also used as reference platfom in RoboCup@Work and RoCKIn@Work. The challenge of the @Work competition will be explained at High-Tech systems annual conference.

The University of Amsterdam has experience in both the perception side and the cooperation side of this challenge. The UvA@work team has participated in both the RoCKIn Camp in Rome, based on the Team Description Paper 2014 and the RoCKIn Camp in Peccioli, based on the Team Description Paper 2015.


The UvA@Work team at the RoCKIn 2015 Camp.

At the RoCKIn Camp 2014 the UvA@Work team received the Best Practical in Human Robot Interaction award.


The UvA@Work team at the RoCKIn 2014 Camp.

The approach inside the KUKA Innovation in Mobile Manipulation Award challenge is best described in their Innovation Award Mid-Term Report, an update of the original Application paper. For the final qualification, they published the following video:


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A.Visser@uva.nl