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Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test



Michael E. Newman, Stephen B. Balakirsky


This article describes the 2011 Robot Challenge that took place at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation in Shanghai, China. The quartet of contests-the Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition (VMAC), the Mobile Microrobotics Challenge (MMC), the Solutions in Perception Challenge (SPC), and the Modular and Reconfigurable Robot Challenge (MRRC)-are designed to prove the viability of advanced robotics and microrobotics technologies.
IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine


Robotic competition, manufacturing automation, microrbotics, perception, reconfigurable robots


Newman, M. and Balakirsky, S. (2011), Contests in China Put Next-Gen Robot Technologies to the Test, IEEE Robotics and Automation Magazine (Accessed April 18, 2024)
Created September 12, 2011, Updated October 12, 2021