BOSTON, MA / ACCESSWIRE / DECEMBER 13, 2022 / MassRobotics is announcing the Model and Function Robotics Challenge with a grand prize of $25,000, plus $5,000 for second and third place and a $5,000 People’s Choice prize. This challenge calls on university teams or individuals to create a robotics or automation project that delivers a compelling task-specific form factor while performing a useful function. The Challenge is open to participants from all over the world, and encourages mutual collaboration between state-of-the-art software and hardware providers incl MassRobotics Strategic Partners Onshape, Lattice Semiconductor, Nano Dimension, Danfoss, FESTO, Novanta, and Analog Devices. Offers include:
lattice semiconductors: FPGA technology with its suite of solutions for the machine vision camera
Onship: The native cloud CAD platform
Nano Dimensions: 3D printed circuit boards and design review
Festo: Vacuum clutch kit and electric motors
Novanta: drives, inductive position coding, RFID
Danfoss: Remote control and PLUS + 1 controller
ADI: time-of-flight sensor
The challenge requires selected applicants to take advantage of offers from at least two of the seven partners. Examples of offerings available to participants include Lattice’s machine vision camera, access to Onshape’s CAD software and an ADI (time of flight) sensor. Judges will score on a number of factors and criteria including:
- Is this inspiration?
- Is this impressive?
- Use of partner technology
- solving problems
- Comprehensive implementation
Applications to participate in the challenge open December 12, 2022 and close February 3, 2023. An informational webinar will be held on December 14, 2022.
The selected teams will be announced on February 10, 2023. Once teams are selected, they will be provided with technical support in the form of software, hardware, experiences and regular check-ins with the sponsoring partners of the Challenge. Teams have until May 5, 2023 to develop and complete their projects and will have the opportunity to present their work in the Robotics Summit on May 10th and will be awarded on May 11th.
“PTC is proud to offer free EDU accounts on Onshape®, our cloud-native product development platform, for students and makers to challenge MassRobotics’ model and function,” said Jordan Cox, Senior Vice President, PTC Education. With Onshape, participants can take advantage of standard product design and development tools, which can be accessed from any device, anywhere, anytime.
“With this challenge organized by MassRobotics, Lattice Semiconductor is excited to provide FPGA technology and machine vision cameras for use in potential products of the future developed by creative students around the world.” – Kevin Tzetsson, Senior Director of Sales, Lattice Semiconductor
“We are excited to support the Form and Function Challenge. MassRobotics Design Challenges provide an opportunity for Analog Devices and other partner companies to see how our technology can be adopted in the field of robotics and automation. Student teams get a chance to learn about Analog Devices as a company, as a potential future employer or potential future supplier,” Natalie Brown, Analog Devices
“This is an opportunity to show the world how you can create a unique, cutting-edge project that solves a challenge using robotics and automation, while also looking amazing,” said Russell Nickerson of MassRobotics. “It is an opportunity for academic teams and innovators to showcase new technologies, and how software and hardware from MassRobotics partners can advance these technologies further.”
Find more details and apply over here.
MassRobotics, a not-for-profit robotics innovation center and incubator, is the result of the teamwork of a group of engineers, rocket scientists, and entrepreneurs with a shared vision of creating a robust and vibrant robotics ecosystem and IoT ecosystem in Massachusetts, US. MassRobotics’ mission is to help create and scale the next generation of successful robotics and connected device companies by providing robotics/automation entrepreneurs and startups the workspace and resources they need to develop, prototype, test, and commercialize their products and solutions. We see www.massrobotics.org For details.
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source: Mass Robotics
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