Professor Hyunchul Shim’s joint research team won second place at the 3rd MBZIRE International Robotics Challenge
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At the recent 3rd MBZIRC hosted at Abu Dhabi, UAE, the joint team by Prof. Hyunchul Shim(EE) and Jinwhan Kim (KAIST ME) won 2nd place in Feb 8, 2024, winning $650K USD.
This competition requires USV and UAV perform a joint mission to retrieve designated objects from “illegal” boat on actual sea absolutely without GPS.
For this, Prof. Shim developed vision-based navigation technology and autonomous robot based retrieval system while Prof. Kim’s team developed radar-based autonomous USV.
During the competition, there were numerous difficulties including the ship’s mechanical problems and many unforeseen problems from operating actual high sea, but 20 graduate students in our team were able to overcome these problems, winning 2nd place.
Prof Shim said, “there were so many problems not only in technical side but also in operational side, we were able to win a real competition, not some small scale competition, and I’d like to thank Prof. Kim and all the students did their best and more”