Since 2017, the RoboMaster University AI Challenge has been co-hosted by the DJI RoboMaster Organizing Committee and the IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Singapore, Australia, and Canada. This competition has attracted a large number of top universities and scientific research institutions around the world to participate in the competition and academic seminars, furthering its international impact in the field of robotics. The event requires an extremely high level of comprehensive technical ability: teams need to independently develop full-automatic shooting robots using mechanical, electronic and algorithmic knowledge.
- University Championship
- University League
- University Technical Challenge
- University AI Challenge
- Both sides need to develop their own robots of different types and functions for tactical confrontation in a designated battlefield.
- The competition mode the same as that of RMUC. Teams can also advance to the RMUC through the Scoring and Ranking system.
- Teams need to develop just one robot to accomplish a challenge, so that they can reduce R&D costs, and centralize manpower and capital for technological breakthroughs.
- The RMUA focuses on competition of mobile robotics algorithm. Teams need to master multiple aspects of algorithm knowledge, such as positioning, motion planning, target detection, autonomous decision-making and automatic control.
- 7V7 live-firing (multiple types of robots)
- 3V3 live-firing (three types of robots)
- Technical challenge for a single robot
- 2V2 live-firing (two automatic robots from each side)
- Suitable for teams that have made a certain level of achievements in previous seasons as well as experienced teams
- Suitable for start-up or newly-formed teams that wish to take part in the RMUC in the future
- Suitable for teams with less funding, manpower and experience in the competition, or new teams
- Senior undergraduate and graduate students are recommended to participate as core team members
- The Central Committee of the Communist Young League
- Local academic institutions
- The Central Committee of the Communist Young League
- IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (to be determined)
Highest Level of Award
In RMUA 2021, automatic robots from both sides (2V2) will shoot against each other in the battlefield that is full of functional organs. Participating teams need to use the official robotics platform to conduct motion planning and control and autonomous decision making by sensing the environmental information of the battlefield. The full-automatic robots will launch projectiles against the enemy’s robots. At the end of the game, the team with the highest robot HP wins.
Download Manuals: RoboMaster 2021 Specifications Manuals
Download More: RoboMaster 2021 Information Package
1. RoboMaster Participant Training Guide
2. RoboMaster 2021 Initiation Notice
3. RoboMaster 2021 Reference Budget Table
The RoboMaster AI Robotics Platform is a general-purpose omni-directional mobile robotics development platform designed for the ICRA RoboMaster University AI Challenge. The platform offers open-source hardware design, embedded framework based on STM32 series microcontroller and software framework of RoboRTS onboard platform that supports Robotic Operating System (ROS). Teams can configure cameras, LIDAR and other personalized sensors as well as onboard computing devices for secondary development, so as to realize fully automated multi-robot confrontation involving positioning, motion planning, enemy robot detection, autonomous decision making and automatic control.
Pre-Registration: September 14, 2020
Official Registration: October 15, 2020 - November 30, 2020, 18:00
Competition: May - June, 2021
The RoboMaster University AI Challenge is open to universities around the world. As long as you love robots and hope to show your talent and wit, you can apply for registration!
Starting a team
Number of participants per team: 4-12 (depending on the specific challenge)
Note: A maximum of two teams from the same school will be eligible to participate. Two to five schools that do not have their own teams can form an intercollegiate team.
Register for the competition
Travel Support: Transportation allowance will be provided to the teams that have performed well in the Technical Assessment.
Participant Support: The RoboMaster Organizing Committee will provide overall support to participants, including team project management, commercial affairs, promotion and technological research and development. For more information, refer to the RoboMaster Training System, including the RoboMaster Participant Training Guide、R&D knowledge base、course salons、open source materials、intramural challenges(The above content is temporarily only available in Chinese.). It covers most of the knowledge that a team needs to know from registration to final competition for teams to quickly understand the event and get started.
The Organizing Committee will decide whether the participating teams are qualified for the competition according to the progress of robot development embodied in each round of technical assessment.
Q1: What teams are suitable for the RMUA?
A1: The RMUA focuses on competition of mobile robotics algorithm. Teams need to master multiple aspects of algorithm knowledge, such as positioning, motion planning, target detection, autonomous decision-making and automatic control. Senior undergraduate and graduate students are recommended to participate as the core team members, who should divide the team in terms of perception, decision making and control planning, and preferably recruit team members (2-3) who are familiar with embedded and mechanical knowledge to help the team develop more stable functions and systematically optimize the robot.
Q2: How to obtain the official information released by the Organizing Committee?
A2: The Organizing Committee will update the important information on the official RoboMaster website and the official forum. After successful registration, the Organizing Committee will contact the captain and synchronize the important information through the official website, email, WeChat and other channels to the team. For a summary of the official channels and the specifications for Q&A, see https://www.robomaster.com/en-US/resource/pages/announcement/1067
Q3：How to purchase necessary materials after registration?
A3: Teams can purchase an AI robot from the official website. After registration, the Organizing Committee will provide exclusive material discounts for the registered teams. For more details, please refer to RoboMaster 2021 Instructions for Instructions for Purchasing Materials
Participating teams can also enjoy more limited discounts on AI robots through passing the Technical Assessment, and AI robots are also available for rental to participating teams, please refer to subsequent announcements for details.
Q4: How much should my team budget for the competition preparation?
A4: It depends on how much money is actually available and the overall funding is about RMB 130,000. For more information, please refer to the RoboMaster 2021 Reference Budget Table. The Organizing Committee encourages teams to increase income, reduce expenditure and learn about advanced management and R&D methods to control costs.
Q5: How can I get more training to improve my team's technical and managerial skills?
A5: The RoboMaster Training System includes the RoboMaster Participant Training Guide、R&D knowledge base、course salons、open source materials、intramural challenges ( The above content is temporarily only available in Chinese ). It covers most of the knowledge that a team needs to know from registration to final competition for teams to quickly understand the event and get started.
Q6: Where is the competition venue?
A6: The RoboMaster 2021 University AI Challenge is expected to be held in Xi’an, China.
*For more information on how to participate in the RoboMaster University Series, please refer to RoboMaster Participant Training Guide.