NASA Challenge: Develop 3D Models for Robonaut Simulation-Manila Envelope

  • Status: Closed
  • Prize: $50
  • Entries Received: 56
  • Winner: Zakken

Contest Brief

We (NASA) need to develop a number of high resolution 3D models to be used for Robonaut simulations. These 3D models are to be developed based on photographs of real items (see attached files). These simulated objects would be used for various grasp and manipulator testing.

This particular challenge is to build a 3D model of a manila envelope (that's right.... a manila envelope). This item will be used by the Robonaut team to develop vision and grasping controls to increase R2's ability to interact with non-rigid, compliant objects in its workspace.

There is a scale in the attached imagery is in inches. All final model submissions must be delivered in on of the following formats: .prt (Solidworks, ProE); .step or .stp; .iges; .stl; .dae. NOTE: Freelancer submissions will need to be image file views of your model. If you win the contest, you will then send/transfer the model files to NASA via email, dropbox, etc.

All entries will be judged on the accuracy, quality, and fidelity (detail) of the model produced. Note that where highly similar top submissions are produced, the submission entered first will win.

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“Zakken did an outstanding job of creating a very detailed 3D model of an object for use in our NASA robonaut simulation. This was a contest and Zakken\'s design was selected from 66 entries.”

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  • Akagu
    Akagu
    • 3 years ago

    nice effort!

    • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Thank you to all of the Freelancers who participated in this challenge. You all demonstrated some amazing work. In the judging, we had to go with our original criteria in the brief ("where highly similar top submissions are produced, the submission entered first will win.") Great job Zakken! Congratulations!

    • 3 years ago
  • crystales
    crystales
    • 3 years ago

    Hi NASA,

    The benefit of crowd-based challenges is a product of contributory data being open-source.

    “By definition, crowdsourcing combines the efforts of numerous self-identified volunteers or part-time workers, where each contributor, acting on their own initiative, adds a small contribution that combines with those of others to achieve a greater result;”

    When participants can build upon existing, shared ideas and freely add to them, the rate of convergence to functionality over time increases.

    Closed contests can’t achieve this collaborative benefit. That’s not crowdsourcing. That’s taking random, blind samples from a population to see which sample most fits a desired effect.

    No one makes it to Mars on their own.

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Note that I think based on your post that I'll make one of these open to see how that goes. It will probably be the last one. Thanks for getting me to think more about this.

      • 3 years ago
    2. crystales
      crystales
      • 3 years ago

      Awesome! And, thanks for the recommendation. :)

      • 3 years ago
  • Gulzar1998
    Gulzar1998
    • 3 years ago

    What is that?

    • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    Thanks for all of the amazing entries for this contest. We will be working over the next few days to evaluate them all and select the winner.

    • 3 years ago
  • azkiajaes
    azkiajaes
    • 3 years ago

    Where can i send the model?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Once we select the winning submission, we will contact the winner to arrange for the transfer of the model.

      • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    There are a couple of new challenges if you haven't seen them (and note that we bumped up the prize amount!):
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/NASA-Challenge-Develop-D-Models-for-Robonaut-SimulationSheathed-Hose-One-End-248601.html
    https://www.freelancer.com/contest/NASA-Challenge-Develop-D-Models-for-Robonaut-SimulationSmall-Soft-Goods-Box-248551.html

    • 3 years ago
  • co01
    co01
    • 3 years ago

    #59 !!

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • aziz3d
    aziz3d
    • 3 years ago

    also please check #65

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Checked both. Thanks!

      • 3 years ago
  • aziz3d
    aziz3d
    • 3 years ago

    check out #63

    • 3 years ago
  • rustifiedrdx
    rustifiedrdx
    • 3 years ago

    -_- everything is sealed nothing to get a hint

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      See post below. :)

      • 3 years ago
    2. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Note that the attached photos should be a pretty big hint. :)

      • 3 years ago
  • rickq
    rickq
    • 3 years ago

    Please check and rate #58 . Thank you.

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Checked... Thanks!

      • 3 years ago
  • Amdkhan90
    Amdkhan90
    • 3 years ago

    Kindly make this contest Guaranteed thanks

    • 3 years ago
    1. gmorya
      gmorya
      • 3 years ago

      Exactly

      • 3 years ago
    2. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      We will have 14 contests in total. About 1/2 will be guaranteed. Note that this pilot project is working to study crowd-based challenges so we are looking at these as variables in the study.

      • 3 years ago
  • anandsoniindia
    anandsoniindia
    • 3 years ago

    Where is front view? ? What is to be written in front part of envelop .

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      No writing required.

      • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    FYI... we posted another contest for an RFID Scanner: https://www.freelancer.com/contest/NASA-Challenge-Develop-D-Models-for-Robonaut-SimulationRFID-Scanner-248529.html?posted=true&hash=DMuQu3MWEPRdnzTBVcj6XvVv37PXjyKuEFWCQRkTaY4%3D

    • 3 years ago
  • jjobustos
    jjobustos
    • 3 years ago

    So freelancer is holding a profile contest with a prize of 10000usd . Nasa is holding a 3D modeling contest to improve one of their robots capabilities with a prize of 50usd...

    • 3 years ago
  • nasacoeci
    Contest Holder
    • 3 years ago

    We just posted another challenge "EVA Grapple Hook" (so we have 5 challenges up on the site) and we'd love for you all to participate. You guys are providing some really amazing work here! VERY IMPRESSED! Just search for "NASA Challenge" and you will find our challenges. You can also go to https://www.freelancer.com/contest/challenges/nasa

    • 3 years ago
    1. Akagu
      Akagu
      • 3 years ago

      Alright, nice I've seen the NTL post on the NASA website http://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasa-tournament-labs-ntl-micro-task-challenges-pilot-project . So far I've done 3 out of 5 of the challenges and now I'm curious about how these challenges will promote Space Exploration ?

      • 3 years ago
    2. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      Great question. These particular challenges are helping us with some work that we needed to support our Robonaut simulation. The progress we make with Robonaut directly supports our ability to explore space. Additionally, these initial challenges are helping us understand how the crowd can help us with various types of tasks. Admittedly, we are starting off fairly simple, but the hope is that we can use the crowd to help us on more complex projects too.

      • 3 years ago
  • farbodpm
    farbodpm
    • 3 years ago

    Do you need it in sheet metal ?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      No.

      • 3 years ago
  • pratheeshrussell
    pratheeshrussell
    • 3 years ago

    I received an email, The contest holder nasacoeci has left feedback for their contest.Click here to view the comment and respond. where should I look for it?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      I assume that this automated email from Freelancer. If you can't find the feedback, you might contact Freelancer help. That said, I may have just added a rating or like last night. However I went through and added comments to all today. Hopefully you can see. Thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • Akagu
    Akagu
    • 3 years ago

    Hi @nasacoeci can engineering drawing details required to create a 3D model for a given object; the grapple hook, be included ? Thank you for the pictures they're helpful but more specification details will also be useful. I'm grateful

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      We really want to see what we get by just providing the photos. Thanks.

      • 3 years ago
  • colcrt
    colcrt
    • 3 years ago

    Hi! I would like to participate in the competition but I have a doubt, do not understand what the requirement, is to do about caracaterísticas? it does not float in space ?, the closure is easy? Could you explain me a little better, Greetings

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      We are wanting a 3D model of the manila envelope shown in the photographs. The model should be as similar to the actual photograph as possible. You should not have to worry about floating in space (zero gravity) or different closure positions. Hope this helps.

      • 3 years ago
  • DimitarOgnev
    DimitarOgnev
    • 3 years ago

    The prize is funny..

    • 3 years ago
  • hirukumari85
    hirukumari85
    • 3 years ago

    2nd one

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      There are 4 total out on the site... just search NASA (I think there is a delay getting the latest 2 on the main landing page... should be updated shortly)!

      • 3 years ago
  • addframe
    addframe
    • 3 years ago

    Do you need the manila envelope with current 3D spatial deformation, as in pictures? If yes, that's cool.

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      yes.

      • 3 years ago
  • AllisonKennedy
    AllisonKennedy
    • 3 years ago

    Is it critical to have the manila envelope use the string clasp or can it be another design for closing the envelope?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      The envelope should match the photos attached to the brief (without clasp).

      • 3 years ago
  • hilbertmarkus
    hilbertmarkus
    • 3 years ago

    is there a max poly count or faces count?

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      No, however since this will be used in a simulation model, computational efficiency will be important... so balancing detail with efficiency is your best bet.

      • 3 years ago
  • hoque111
    hoque111
    • 3 years ago

    more information please

    • 3 years ago
    1. nasacoeci
      Contest Holder
      • 3 years ago

      What more information would you like?

      • 3 years ago

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