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DJI Announces 2019 RoboMaster Competition

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DJI Announces 2019 RoboMaster Competition

RoboMaster, the annual robotics competition by DJI, the world leader in civilian drones and creative imaging technology, has been declared open for the fifth year and is now calling on engineers to join the 2019 RoboMaster Competition. RoboMaster is an international robotics competition open to all universities and students passionate about engineering and robotics.

Interested teams can learn more about the 2019 RoboMaster Competition and sign up here: https://www.robomaster.com/en-US

DJI sponsors and supports the RoboMaster annual robotics competition for teams of aspiring engineers to design and build next-generation robots to compete for supremacy. The 2018 competition concluded this past July with the team from South China University of Technology bagging the gold trophy. Close to 200 teams and 10,000 young engineers from around the world signed up for the competition, with 32 teams battling it out in the final round at the Shenzhen Bay Stadium in Shenzhen, China.

RoboMaster 2019 will comprise the RoboMaster Robotics Competition, the RoboMaster Technical Challenge and the ICRA RoboMaster AI Challenge.

Rules Overview

In 2019, two competing teams are required to independently develop a Standard robot, a Hero robot, an Engineer robot, an Aerial robot and a Sentry robot. The aim is to launch projectiles and attack their opponent’s robots and Base. The teams must plan and conduct a strategic battle with these robots against their opponent. Operators are allowed to control their robots through a first person view. Matches will last up to 7 minutes; the team with the highest remaining Base HP by the end of the match will be the winner.

The RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Competition will hold several Chinese Regional Competitions, an International Regional Competition, a Wild Card Competition and a Final Tournament in Shenzhen, China. The world’s strongest 32 teams shortlisted will gather in Shenzhen to compete for the ultimate 2019 Championship Title.

DateActivity
12:30(Beijing time) Sept. 20, 2018 – 24:00(Beijing time) Oct. 16, 2018Registration opens for teams from Mainland China
12:30(Beijing time) Sept. 20, 2018 – 24:00(Beijing time) Nov.16, 2018Registration opens for teams from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, and Overseas
Before April 2019Technical Report due for teams from Mainland China
Before June 2019Technical Report due for teams from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Overseas
May 2019Chinese Regional Competitions
July, 2019International Regional Competition
July, 2019Wild Card Competition (Only teams from Mainland China)
August, 2019Final Tournament

 

Prizes:

Champion’s Prize-USD $ 75,000 (pre-tax)

Second Prize-USD $ 45,000 (pre-tax)

Third Prize-USD $ 15,000 (pre-tax)

Teams Notes

Students from colleges and universities, including mechanical, electronic, control, software, computer, PR and other related fields, form a research and development team of 5-35 people. The participating universities must be full-time undergraduate and postgraduate colleges.

Participants must be students enrolled in universities before October 2019.

Only one team per school is eligible to participate. Two or more schools that do not have separate teams can form an intercollegiate team.

Aspirants can complete the registration of the personal information and team information on the RoboMaster website from 12:30(Beijing time) September 20, 2018 to 24:00(Beijing time) October 31, 2018. Aspirants can choose to create a new team or join an existing one.

Entry Supports

For New TeamsTeams from Mainland China: One Standard Robot for gift. Teams from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas: Two Standard Robots for gift.
For Returned TeamsTeams from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Overseas: R&D materials for gift (Valued USD $ 1,500).
Other SupportsThe materials required for the competition can be purchased through educational discounts;
Purchase official materials to avoid shipping and customs duties;
Provide transportation and accommodation during International Regional Competition, Wild Card Competition, Final Tournament;
Provide all-round support for team operations, business, publicity, project management, technology research and development;
Overseas teams will also provide round-trip airfare subsidies.

 

Referrers’ Rewards

Participating teams may recommend new overseas teams (Teams that haven’t signed up for RoboMaster Robotics Competition Seasons) to register. The referrers’ rewards are as follows:

  1. If the recommended team successfully registers and passes the evaluation rules, the referring team will be gifted competition materials (valued approx. USD $ 220);
  2. If the recommended team passes the technical report and qualifies for the Regional Competition, the referrer will be gifted extra event materials (valued approx. USD $ 580);
  3. for more details about ICRA 2019 (International Conference on Robotics and Automation 2019), go to: https://www.icra2019.org/
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