The 2022 Robotic Grasping and Manipulation Competitions (RGMC) will have three tracks:Open Cloud Robot Table Organization Challenge (OCRTOC) Track.
The OCRTOC track is cloud-based using a benchmark developed for robotic grasping and manipulation. The benchmark focuses on the object rearrangement problem, specifically table organization tasks. We provide a set of identical real robot setups and facilitate remote experiments of standardized table organization scenarios in varying difficulties. Contestants upload their solutions to our remote server, their code is executed on the real robot setups, and scores are automatically computed. For more information on the rules and timeline, please CLICK HERE .
The real robot branch: 1st prize: 5,000 USD, 2nd prize: 3,000 USD, 3rd prize: 1,000 USD.
The simulation branch: 1st prize: 5,000 USD, 2nd prize: 3,000 USD, 3rd prize: 1,000 USD.
This track has one task -- set a formal dinner table. It includes three steps: set down dinner plates, a bowl, a glass, and a cup; place silverware and napkins around the plates; fill the glass and cup. The setups, and competition rules are provided with detail >>HERE<<. Teams can compete either at the ICRA site in Philadelphia or online.
There will be two manufacturing sub-tasks in the competition, Assembly and Disassembly of a NIST Task Board (NTB) that contains threaded fasteners, pegs of various geometries, electrical connectors, wire connections and routing, and a flexible belt with a tensioner. A pre-competition design will be made available for selected teams to continue development of their systems leading up to the competition. A separate competition board with modified assembly positions (very similar to the pre-competition NTB), and new parts (identical to all parts used in practice), will be supplied prior to a teamâ€™s scheduled competition run. All details can be found HERE. Teams can compete either at the ICRA site in Philadelphia or online.
The service and manufacturing tracks at ICRA 2022 will be Phase I of the competition. Teams will compete on a portion of the challenges. Teams with performances above a certain bar are qualified to compete in the final Phase II competition. The winners of OCRTOC are automatically qualified to compete in Phase II of the service Track.
For more information on the previous RGMC competitions, please read this paper:
Sun, Y., Falco, J., Roa, M. A., \& Calli, B., 2021. Research challenges and progress in robotic grasping and manipulation competitions. IEEE robotics and automation letters, 7(2), 874-881.
More details about the OCRTOC benchmark can be found in the paper: Liu, Z., Liu, W., Qin, Y., Xiang, F., Gou, M., Xin, S., Roa, M.A., Calli, B., Su, H., Sun, Y. and Tan, P., 2021. OCRTOC: A cloud-based competition and benchmark for robotic grasping and manipulation. IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, 7(1), pp.486-493.).