Now Accepting Application for the ICRA 2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation


The RoboMasters Organizing Committee is pleased to announce the opening of the application cycle for the DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge.
About the Competition
DJI initiated RoboMasters in 2015 as an educational robotics competition for students around the globe. The annual competition attracted teams who competed on building ground robots that used shooting mechanisms to hit opponents. To encourage more participation in shaping the future of robotics, RoboMasters 2017 includes, as a special event, the “ICRA 2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge”.
ICRA is the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society's flagship conference and is a premier international forum for robotics researchers to present their work. The 2017 conference will be held from May 29 to June 3, 2017, at Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
The ICRA 2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge runs in a similar setting as RoboMasters 2017. We require contestants to develop an “engineering robot” that can manipulate “obstacles” automatically. However, since ICRA is a research conference, we designed the challenge topic to focus on mobile manipulation and human-robot interaction research. We also hope that this challenging topic can shed light on some research papers.
Rules Overview
The ICRA 2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge is a ground robot challenge, which examines the application and competence of technologies that include positioning, object grasping, force control and target identification, and also the stability of the entire system. The competition is suitable for researchers and students with interest and background in the stability of autonomous robotic platforms, as well as intelligent navigation and manipulation technologies.
During the event, finalist teams have three competition runs. During each run, a team needs to complete the commissioning of robots and enable them to automatically complete the required tasks within 10 minutes. The scores of a team are calculated on the basis of time consumed to complete the required task and the quality of the accomplished task. The final score of a team is the highest one achieved over all runs.
The RoboMasters Organizing Committee reserves the rights to change competition schedule and rules. Specific rules and other things related are subject to the information announced by the committee on the official forum.
Key date Activity
Jan 13, 2017 Deadline for Registration
Jan 13, 2017 Deadline for submission of technical proposals*
Jan 15, 2017 Announcement of qualified teams that receive equipment sponsorship.(Standard RoboMasters robot platform, $1,500)
Apr 20, 2017 Deadline for submission of progress reports
Apr 30, 2017 Announcement of finalist teams (may provide travel sponsorship according to quality of progress report)
May 29, 2017-  May 31, 2017 RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge @ ICRA 2017
 *Requirements for technical proposal and progress report will be released later.
Award Qty.  Prize
1st Prize 1 Each team member can get one certificate and one DJI Phantom 4 Pro
2nd Prize 1 Each team member can get one certificate and one DJI Mavic Pro
3rd Prize 1 Each team member can get one certificate and one DJI Osmo Mobile
Outstanding Performance Prize 1 Winning team can get $20,000
Participation Prize Some Honorable mention certificates and souvenirs
The competition is open to everyone around the world regardless of age, nationality and academic qualifications. As long as you are a robot enthusiast or interested in Robomasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge, you are welcome to set up a team of 1-5 persons to register for the competition.
The application form in Annex I of Competition Rules should be filled and sent to the email of RoboMasters Organizing Committee before Jan 13, 2017.
Contact Us
Official forum:
Official Website:
Tel: 0755-36383255(Monday-Friday 10:00-19:00)
The competition rules of DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation ChallengeV1.7.pdf
ICRA2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge Application Form .docx
Technical proposal of ICRA2017 DJI RoboMasters Mobile Manipulation Challenge .docx
The RoboMasters Organizing Committee