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Chubu University Contributes to Combined Team Taking 3rd Place in International Robotics Competition "Amazon Robotics Challenge" Stow Task

[August 1, 2017]

The “Amazon Robotics Challenge,” sponsored by Amazon Robotics LLC, was held from July 27th to 30th at the Nagoya International Exhibition Hall (Port Messe Nagoya). Sixteen teams passed preliminary review in order to participate, with the “MC^2” team (comprised of members from Chubu University, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Chukyo University) out-performing all other Japanese teams and taking third place in the Stow Task.

The event coincided with RoboCup 2017 Nagoya, Japan. This is the third year the competition has been held, and the first time it has been held in Japan. The sixteen teams represented ten countries/regions, with four teams entering from Japan (University of Tokyo team, etc.). Teams competed in two events: Stow Task, in which robots take various items out of boxes and store them on a shelf, and Pick Task, in which robots retrieve items from a shelf and separate them as directed.

Students and faculty from the research laboratories of Chubu University Professor Hironobu Fujiyoshi (Department of Robotic Science and Technology) and Associate Professor Takayoshi Yamashita (Department of Computer Science) participated, making contributions to object detection using image-recognition technology.

Information on related research can be found at the following website:

Two robots used in the competition

Two robots used in the competition

Members of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Chubu University, Chukyo University

Members of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Chubu University, Chukyo University

Professor Hironobu Fujiyoshi <span class=

Professor Hironobu Fujiyoshi (right) and others of the "MC^2" combined team

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