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8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge

Local rounds and final round

Nov
16
16 Nov 2024 /  
8:30am - 3:00pm

About

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the 8th IET GCC robotics Challenge. 

This annual IET GCC Robotics Challenge is supported by the IET, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, in addition, it is technically supported by the IET Robotics and Mechatronics TN. 

The IET-GCC Robotics Challenge has been running for the last seven years, and the year 2024 is the eighth edition of this challenge. We are honored to invite young professionals to participate in this annual robotics challenge which will run during Saturday 16 November 2024 as an online event.

For local rounds (last day to receive local winning trams is 15 October 2024). The challenge consists of two phases (the local rounds across the GCC) and the (final round for winners from the local rounds across the GCC).

About the 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge, 2024:

The IET GCC Robotics Challenge is an annual robotics challenge that aims to encourage undergraduate students and young professionals across the GCC to build innovative robotics systems.

This annual IET GCC Robotics Challenge is supported by the IET, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, In addition, it is technically supported by the IET Robotics and Mechatronics TN. 

The challenge has received substantial attraction from the young professional members, engineers, IT related specialists, and students studying Engineering and Technology. 

The GCC Robotics Competition aims to encourage undergraduate students and young professionals across the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) to build an innovative robust robot and compete in a pre-designed requirements with space and time constraints, utilizing their academic knowledge and technical skills.  

In addition, the robotics challenge presents an opportunity to gather experts and young engineers for an open interaction event to discuss and promote recent advances in robotics. The challenge is meant for the six GCC countries: (Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Oman). 

Teams from (GCC) can participate, and each team is to present its ideas and main concepts related to a defined task to the judges.  The challenge also aims at exploring technology developments, achieving sustainable development, and building an innovative and informed generation.

8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge, 2024 - Challenge Location

Online (for both local and final rounds)

If the final round of the challenge is to be run at (physical location), the location will be announced at a later stage of time by July 2024.

Classes of Awards

  • 1st:  The First Winner
  • 2nd:  The Running Up
  • 3rd:  The Third Place

In addition, there are other Classes of Awards for the winning teams:

  • The Most Innovative Robotics Concept
  • The Most Applied Robotics Concept
  • The Most Content Robotics Concept
  • The Most Demanded Robotics Concept.

Challenge Certificates

IET will issue also certificates for: Design Presentation, Participations, and Attendances
Please contact the (Challenge Organization Committee) for more information about the Certificates.

Local rounds and final round

For the 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge, (Local Rounds and Final Round) contacts,  please contact the organization committee at the end of the page.

2024 theme

The 2024 challenge theme is to present design and innovation ideas related to robotics-based solutions for (Healthcare Interactive Robotic System), then to present the solutions in as an (online).

2024 registration

Registration is now open through the competition until 30/October/2024. Awards will be presented to the winning teams from each GCC country to participate in the final competition. 

Kindly see the enclosed details concerning the robotics challenge and the important dates. We look forward to receiving your entries for the GCC robotics challenge.  We look forward to receiving your entries for the GCC robotics challenge. This competition is an outstanding vehicle to promote and demonstrate state-of-the-art technologies in robotics and their applications. We look forward to receiving your entries for the GCC robotics challenge.

The challenge theme is to Present (Ideas) Related to Robotics Based Solutions to build Healthcare Interactive Robotics Systems, then to present the solutions on an (online). The 8th IET-GCC Robotics Challenge for 2024 is a (virtual event). We shall announce the final round for the 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge -2024 details at a later stage.

Local rounds presentation duration

Presentation Duration (20 minutes, with Q/A)

Teams final round

Saturday 16 November 2024.
Presentation Duration (20 minutes, with Q/A)

Challenge support

  • The challenge is supported by the IET, The Institution of Engineering and Technology and (IET Robotics and Mechatronics TN).
  • For more Details, Registration, Presentations, Guidelines, and Contacts, please contact us through the Contact links
  • For any further information,  please contact the organizers.
Mechatronics
Research and Innovation
Robotics
Rehabilitation and Prosthetics
Artificial Intelligence

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Continuing Professional Development

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

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16 Nov 2024  

8:30am - 3:00pm

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Organisers

  • Bahrain Local Network

Registration information

Registration is now open

For further information or questions contact us at the contact’s link. 

For more details, please communicate with local organizers, or send an email to: ebrahim.mattar@ietvolunteer.org

Reasons to attend

Designing robots requires considering technical specifications, weight and the ability of a robot to carry and deliver objects, as well as to avoid obstacles and collisions.  Universities/Institutions will take part during the seventh IET GCC Robotics Challenge on (Saturday, 16 November 2024). Competitors are encouraged to build or propose innovative robust robot solutions and compete with space and time constraints utilizing their diverse academic and technical exposure.  The 2024 challenge theme is to Present (Design and Ideas) related to Robotics Based Solutions for Healthcare Interactive Robotic System then to present the solutions (online).

The 8th IET-GCC Robotics Challenge for 2024 is a hybrid event (virtual or presence).  We shall announce the 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge - 2024 final round details by 30/October/2024).

Included countries

  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • Oman
  • United Arab Emirates


Allowed platforms

Open source and commercial platforms (Arduino, Lego, Vex... etc), software.

Get involved now

Awards will be presented to winning teams from each GCC country to participate in the final competition.  We look forward to receiving your entries for the GCC robotics challenge. Get involved now to our email-newsletter to get the latest information and updates. For further information or questions contact us at the contact’s link.

Challenge support

The 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge - 2023 is supported by the IET, The Institution of Engineering and Technology and IET Robotics and Mechatronics TN.

 

Programme

The challenge will be on Saturday 16 November 2024. We are looking forward to great success at this regional event. Kindly see the details concerning the 2024 robotics challenge (challenge theme). Ahead of the final 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge by (30/October/2024), teams from local universities/institutions are required to prepare designs/solutions of innovative robots and announce  of local winners according to standards set by the challenge rules.

The final round dates

  • 15/07/2024: End of Teams Registration.
  • 15/10/2024: Announce of Local Rounds Winners (from GCC).
  • 30/10/2024: Announce of final round program and Judging Teams.
  • 16/11/2024: The final Round.

Challenge program

The details about the 8th IET GCC Robotics Challenge, 2024 - Challenge final round Program, will be announced at a later stage of time by October 2024, i.e. after all teams have completed the local rounds.

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