Virtual RobotX

 

 

WHAT IS VIRTUAL ROBOTX?

Virtual RobotX (VRX) is a simulation environment designed to support the RobotX Challenge. This simulation tool allows for performance improvement of the systems competing in the RobotX Challenge. By developing algorithms and software to command and control a simulated Unmanned Surface Vehicle (USV), users are given the opportunity to explore the benefits of simulation.

 

Find the simulation environment code and tutorials on the VRX Software Repository

 

WHAT IS THE VIRTUAL ROBOTX COMPETITION?

The Virtual RobotX (VRX) competition is an international, university-level competition designed to broaden student’s exposure to autonomy and maritime robotic technologies. Student teams will operate their vehicle in a Gazebo-based simulation environment built by Open Robotics and Naval Postgraduate School. Students will be tasked to develop innovative solutions to ensure their virtual USV can perform prescribed tasks in this environment. Tasks for this competition have been derived from RoboNation’s Maritime RobotX Challenge.

 

 

 

HOW TO COMPETE IN THE VIRTUAL ROBOTX COMPETITION?

Robotic teams from around the world are encouraged to apply for the VRX competition. As part of the application process, teams will provide information on their PAST HISTORY in robotic competitions and the IMPACT they hope to achieve by competing in VRX.

 

Applications will be open from March 15 – April 7. Click Here To Apply

 

Student teams will be notified of their acceptance on April 15. To compete, accepted teams will be required to submit a registration and a $300 USD registration fee. Top performers of the VRX competition are eligible for prizes.

 

 

 

RULES & RESOURCES

 

Find all rules and supporting documents on the VRX Forum.

Find the simulation environment code and tutorials on the VRX Software Repository

 

QUESTIONS?

Have a question for the Technical Directors, or want to connect with other teams? Join the RobotX Community! Please note that all questions will be answered on the RobotX Community to ensure that all teams have access to questions and answers.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

 

March

Preliminary Rules & Scoring Released

March

Software v1.0 Released

March 15

Application Opens

March 25-29

Student Feedback Call

April 7

Application Closes

April 15

Announce Accepted Teams

April 15

Open Registration

April 30

Close Registration

May

Student Feedback Call

June

Final Rules & Scoring Released

September

Qualifiers

November

Semi-Finals

December

Finals