Fetch it! The Mobile Manipulation Challenge

Dates: May 20-22, 2019

Organized by: Fetch Robotics

Registration Period: February 1-15, 2019

Website: https://opensource.fetchrobotics.com/competition

Contact Info: opensource@fetchrobotics.com

Access the Fetch it! Competition website

About the Fetch it! The Mobile Manipulation Challenge

Competition Summary

The competition involves having a Fetch Mobile Manipulator autonomously navigate to stations in a work cell, pick up items, operate basic machinery, place items into kits, and transport the finished kits to a drop-off location. The team that assembles the most kits within 45 minutes will win a Fetch Mobile Manipulation Research Robot.

Competition Robot

The robot used for the competition will be a Stock Fetch Mobile Manipulator. The robot will have Ubuntu™ 18.04 and ROS™ Melodic installed. Official Competition Robots will be provided for teams to use at the competition. Teams who have access to their own Fetch Research Platform can use their own robot as long as no major hardware modifications have been made.

Competition Tasks

The competition will focus on autonomously completing combined manipulation, and navigation tasks. The task is to assemble a kit from four objects obtained from stations around the arena. The objects may be picked from bins and/or require additional processing before being placed in a kit and transported to a drop-off location. The challenge includes the perception of objects in the environment and successfully avoiding any collisions while manipulating and transporting the objects.

Important Dates for Fetch it!

RuleBook released Jan 31, 2019
Early bird qualification opens Feb 1, 2019
Early bird qualification deadline Feb 15, 2019
Early bird qualification announcement Feb 20, 2019
Qualification deadline Mar 10, 2019
Pre-competition Hackathon event April TBD