The AWARE Center invites you to take part at our international AI@motion Challenge!

You are a student (Bachelor’s or Master’s degree) from Germany, Brazil or Finland, interested in Artificial Intelligence? Perfect! We are looking for teams (2-4 members each + supervising professor optionally) which are ready to develop a special AI software to run the MobiBox.

 

The MobiBox is a handheld that includes all sensors and intelligence needed to move/steer all kinds of vehicles (future vision). It can be plugged into an autonomous air taxi, a self-driving car, a city scooter, a bicycle or just carried around whenever you move. You thus have one smart, intelligence device and all the vehicles, scooters etc. are plain hardware pieces.

What you can win...

Coming from Brazil or Finland: You will get a trip to Ingolstadt to participate in our upcoming AImotion Network Conference (November) and will get the chance to bring the MobiBox from the simulation to the real world, being able to be connected to a play car, a real drone and a scooter. The MobiBox has to fulfill challenging tasks already learned within the simulation on the real hardware and demonstrating it at the THI campus using a TurtleBot.

Coming from Ingolstadt: You will win a trip to an AI event taking place in one of our partner countries Brazil or Finland! A top class jury of science and industry representatives will rate your results and decide for the best solution.

 

Goals of AI@motion Challenge

The MobiBox takes commands in natural speech and is able to execute them in a simulated world while being connected to either a drone, a car or a scooter. The commands are of kind:

 

Car

Drone

Scooter/Bicycle

 
  • Turn left at the next crossing
  • Turn right after the man with the dog
  • Keep straight until the blue house
 
 
  • Find a safe place to land at the next parking area
  • Fly up to a height of 10 meters
  • Avoid hitting the upcoming trees by flying around on the left side
 
 
  • Note the pedestrian 5 meters in front of us
  • Red traffic light ahead
 

Tasks within AI@motion Challenge

The goal is that the MobiBox can deliver enough information about the environment so that the transportation devices drone, car, scooter/bicyle can navigate safely within their environment. Be creative in how to achieve that!

Artificial Intelligence Components
  • Detect objects and classify them
  • Segmentation of the image so that the transportation device knows where it can fly or drive
  • Speech recognition and transformation into control commands
  • Matching of spoken words to detected objects
  • The MobiBox should be able to understand natual language, i.e., commands that a human just queries out of a situation
Testing

The results of the teams will be tested by taking a journey within the virtual world of the Airsim Simulator. The journey starts at a secret point and commands will be given by speech to tell the mobility device where to go to. This procedure is done three times, for each of the two transportation devices drones and scooters in an appropriate manner.

Extra Points
  • For a creative design and name of the MobiBox
  • For funny conversations and interactions of the MobiBox with the user
  • For efficient use of computation power
  • For reusing the same components for different tasks

Hints for the AI@motion Challenge

  • You have to use the open-source simulator to generate training and test data for drones and cars: Airsim 
  • Training in a simulator and applying it to real world is a challenging task where you need to overcome the domain gaps.
  • You are open on the sensors used within your MobiBox, but please consider that the sensor set for car and drone should be the same. Please also note that you need to generate training data somehow. Thus, it is recommended to use a single monochromic or a stereo camera. Most simulators support this sensor setup and are able to provide annotation for bounding boxes and semantic segmentation for it automatically. 

Short Facts

Who? Students of Computer Science and Engineering - Bachelor’s or Master’s degree

What? Development of a special AI software to run the MobiBox

How? Register until 2nd of May for the challenge and take part in different tasks

Why? The winning team is invited to bring the Mobimox to the real world

When? Starting with the Opening Event on 5th of May - 31st of July

Registration

Please register only per team via the registration form and share the confirmation mail with your team members.