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Global Innovation Challenge 2023
Outline

The purpose of this contest is to support researchers and developers from around the world in their efforts to develop innovative tools that will enable wheelchair-bound people with lower limb paralysis or other disabilities to walk independently, using their remaining functions, without the assistance of caregivers.

Executive Committee Chairman Message Video

Schedule

  • Application guidelines released: March 31, 2022
  • Entry sheet published: June 1, 2022
  • Entry period: September 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023
  • Notification of application screening results: End of March 2023
  • Demonstration period: May - June 2023 (tentative)
エントリーシート提出(2022年9月1日〜2023年2月28日)、書類選考、コンテスト参加(2022年12月1日〜2023年6月30日)、受賞決定の順で行われます

Contest Venue

GIC Tsukuba Innovation Center
877 Nakasugama, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 300-4242, Japan

Contest Field

Contest field that resembles a house.

General Photo

Plans

Application Guidelines

Entry Form

Scheduled to be released on June 1, 2022

Tasks

In this contest, seven tasks will be set. For each task, we have set the actions to be performed. The criteria of achievement is that the pilot should be able to complete the task without any accidents using the robot within the time limit set for each task. (For more details, please refer to the Application Guidelines.)

Task Group 1
  • Task 1
    "Toilet"

    The Task is to move to the toilet and use it

    Time limit: 8 minutes

  • Task 2
    "Preparation"

    The Task is to wash face in the bathroom.

    Time limit: 6 minutes

  • Task 3
    "Meal"

    The Task is to place a prepared meal on the table and sit down to eat

    Time limit: 9 minutes

Task Group 2
  • Task 4
    "Laundry"

    The Task is to wash laundry, and take laundry from the line, fold clothes and put them into the wardrobe

    Time limit: 10 minutes

  • Task 5
    "Package Receiving"

    The Task is to receive a delivered package, unwrap it and place the contents in the refrigerator

    Time limit: 8 minutes

  • Task6
    "Cleaning"

    The Task is to clean the inside of the house with a vacuum cleaner and take the trash bags out of the house

    Time limit: 11 minutes

Task Group 3
  • Task 7
    "Bathing"

    The Task is take a bath and change clothes

    Time limit: 16 minutes

Prize

Each task / task group accomplished / all tasks accomplished
Total prize money 1,000,000USD

Judge's Special Prize
Total prize money 10,000USD

(For details, please refer to the application guidelines)

Q&A

Can I borrow a vest for use with device which eases the shock of falling?
Yes, they are available for rent.Please return in about one month due to limited stock.

Inquiry

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