Mobile Robot Competition (event-vision moving-obstacles avoidance)

This work group focusses on perception, reasoning, prediction, and motor action in a simple closed-loop system. Use your own computing hardware, or use our neuromorphic SpiNNaker or GPU setup.

We provide small mobile robots, equipped with high-resolution event camera and some additional sensors. We setup a soft-ball on a string as swinging pendulum (obstacle). Your robot shall go by the pendulum without getting hit. We expect your robot brain will need to understand how the pendulum swings, and predict into the (near) future for a safe pass-by. Maybe you find a better solution?
It's all about perception, reasoning, prediction and motor action in closed-loop systems :)

We hope to see you!

Reference implementation for control available on GitHub:

Recordings for training are available at the following (local) URLs:
Static (standing) 10s recording with 5ms time windows:
Moving (slowly) 10s recording with 5ms time windows:

PLEASE NOTE that you need to be on our WiFi access point to operate the robots.

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Day Time Location
Tue, 03.05.2022 15:30 - 16:00 Disco (lab)


Jörg Conradt
Jens Egholm Pedersen
Juan Romero


Loch Adam
Federico Barban
Thomas Barbier
Yeshwanth Bethi
Jörg Conradt
Rodney Douglas
Jakub Fil
Joscha Ilmberger
Efstathios Kagioulis
James Knight
Rebecca Miko
Mathis Richter
Margherita Ronchini
Yulia Sandamirskaya
Sebastian Siegel
James Turner
Le Zhu