**AIRBUS CONTEST**: Design a Grasping System

  • Status: Pending
  • Prize: $1500
  • Entries Received: 17

Contest Brief

The goal of this contest is to design a grasping system that will be attached to a robot and can grasp items available in Airbus Warehouse. The grasping system will be mounted to a robot that can move in 3 dimensions. The grasping system receives the command based on a vision system (designed separately) which tells how to pick up the item. A separated document provides the figure of item that needs to be taken. Another document provides the guidelines on how your design must be presented and submitted

Click on the links below to see detailed design instructions, constraints and solution template for this problem. Please ensure you also read the T&Cs of the challenge within the attachment.

Challenge rules:
The prize will be awarded for the technically feasible solution, submitted by the contest deadline.
No working prototype is required for submission, but the design must be sufficiently detailed to allow experts to assess the feasibility of your design (i.e. comply with all requirements).
Only complete submission packages will be evaluated.

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Public Clarification Board

  • Airbus
    Contest Holder
    • 4 days ago

    Hi all, thank you for your enthusiasm towards this contest! We're reviewing the submissions and will award the winner shortly, stay tuned!

    • 4 days ago
  • Orban Eng.
    Orban Eng.
    • 6 days ago

    #increaseprize

    • 6 days ago
  • ramadhankd
    ramadhankd
    • 6 days ago

    In the problem description, It is said that the max date for submission is on 23.59, 18th August 2019, but why the contest is closed one day earlier? COuld you please extend It for a day according to the problem description? Thanks
    #extended

    • 6 days ago
  • MNeshath
    MNeshath
    • 6 days ago

    as the pioneer in aerospace sector, its quite exciting to work for the airbus corporation. however since i was aware of contest just 10 min ago i realize i might not be able to design the grasping system according to your standards with remain time.. is it possible for the contest holders to extend the contest by a day?

    • 6 days ago
    1. MNeshath
      MNeshath
      • 6 days ago

      i understand your position. you have given enough time to analayse, interpret, design the system and its manufacturing components. i hereby withdraw from the contest. thank you.

      • 6 days ago
  • Yashaswi26
    Yashaswi26
    • 1 week ago

    Hey CH, I'm working on it, #extended please.

    • 1 week ago
  • Yashaswi26
    Yashaswi26
    • 1 week ago

    Hey CH I had a few questions, would appreciate it you reply at the earliest. Bin picking robots are already available in the market, why aren't you using something available off the shelf or if you have then what has been your experience with them. If you could list their shortcomings and deficiencies then that would help us to develop a solution better suited to your needs. Thanks

    • 1 week ago
  • sherifsamuel83
    sherifsamuel83
    • 1 week ago

    Hello, is it possible to implement in the GS design ready made actuators & grippers available by industrial automation manufacturers ? #increaseprize

    • 1 week ago
    1. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 week ago

      For the actuator yes, for the gripper no.

      • 1 week ago
  • DigitalFlower
    DigitalFlower
    • 2 weeks ago

    Hello, are you requesting the mechanical design, the software and electronics of this mechanism?

    • 2 weeks ago
  • ramadhankd
    ramadhankd
    • 2 weeks ago

    Please don't close early, I'm working on It.

    • 2 weeks ago
  • FiveSeries
    FiveSeries
    • 3 weeks ago

    Are some of the items in plastic bags? or will they all be out of the bags or will it be a mixture of the two?

    • 3 weeks ago
    1. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 3 weeks ago

      Yes, some of the items are packaged in a plastic bag, some of them are not.

      • 3 weeks ago
  • WinterGreenTech
    WinterGreenTech
    • 3 weeks ago

    I am new one for this freelancer Contest. Shall i update my old entry?...is it possible?

    • 3 weeks ago
  • hassanahmad93
    hassanahmad93
    • 3 weeks ago

    Please dont close early

    • 3 weeks ago
  • jyrens
    jyrens
    • 1 month ago

    may i know if all the components have any metallic parts in them ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi Jyrens,
      Most of the components don't have metallic part.

      • 1 month ago
    2. jyrens
      jyrens
      • 1 month ago

      alright thanks for that , can you confirm if there is possibility or caring smallest (1x0.5x1.5 cm) item on its own?

      • 1 month ago
  • aditya099
    aditya099
    • 1 month ago

    size constraints please?

    • 1 month ago
    1. aditya099
      aditya099
      • 1 month ago

      Hi, thanks for the response. Few more questions
      1) how fragile the items are? do we need to consider that?
      2) will it be feasible to apply a pneumatic solution? or it needs to be electrical actuator based only?
      3)preference to multiple picking at a time or single?
      4) what i see in the attached document is the components are arranged in a big box with parts separated in smaller boxes. I suppose this will not be the case for the final usage where all the parts will be in one single box mixed together and vision system is required to identify them or they will be segregated similar to how they are shown in the document.

      • 1 month ago
    2. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      1) None of the items are fragile, you don't have to consider that
      2) Yes, it's possible.
      3) Multiple picking
      4) For the challenges, they are segregated. The final usage is to be confirmed.

      • 1 month ago
  • Emil02
    Emil02
    • 1 month ago

    So we are only required to make a patent for the grasping system/mechanical part. Coding of the visual recognition of the desired item will be done in another contest?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Yes, you're only required to design the grasping system. The visual recognition challenge is in another contest: https://www.freelancer.com/contest/AIRBUS-CONTEST-Design-an-Intelligent-Vision-System-IVS-1541035

      • 1 month ago
  • phillipkeane
    phillipkeane
    • 1 month ago

    An internship would be a better prize. you're asking a lot of people to risk a lot of time for an engineering task they might not even win. you could at least make the prize worth it.

    • 1 month ago
    1. phillipkeane
      phillipkeane
      • 1 month ago

      also, could you describe the shape (rather than just the dimensions)?

      Any engineer with experience in DFA can tell you that there are different picking strategies for different shapes.

      • 1 month ago
  • David L.
    David L.
    • 1 month ago

    Hi everyone the prize has been guaranteed. Good luck!

    • 1 month ago
    1. girmax
      girmax
      • 1 month ago

      Thank you David!

      • 1 month ago
  • Orban Eng.
    Orban Eng.
    • 1 month ago

    Is the smallest item contained by a plastic bag, if yes, how big is the bag (dimensions) ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      No, the smallest item is not packaged inside a plastic bag.

      • 1 month ago
  • Orban Eng.
    Orban Eng.
    • 1 month ago

    So thre smalest item is 10*15*5 mm , and the heaviest one is 250 gr ? right ?

    • 1 month ago
    1. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Yes

      • 1 month ago
  • David L.
    David L.
    • 1 month ago

    Hi everyone - my name is David and I will be helping Airbus manage this contest and answer any questions that you may have. Please feel free to reply to this post if you have any questions or concerns.

    • 1 month ago
    1. GoldenLancerA
      GoldenLancerA
      • 1 month ago

      Hi David,
      I have a question.
      Is it necessary to pick 1 item every time the gripper receive (Pick command)?
      Or it can do bulk picking. pick multiple items, Without giving any feed back on how many item been picked.

      • 1 month ago
    2. Airbus
      Contest Holder
      • 1 month ago

      Hi Abdelrahman,
      It's not necessary to pick 1 item, you can pick any number of item as long as your system recognize number of picked item

      • 1 month ago
  • jyrens
    jyrens
    • 1 month ago

    and as i mentioned to David , the project scope (Mechanical Design , electrical wiring and software ) seems quite large compare to the prize #increaseprize

    • 1 month ago
    1. GoldenLancerA
      GoldenLancerA
      • 1 month ago

      I think they just need a concept with some technical details as a prove.
      But yes it is still very low. to give them new product! they must pay for that. #increaseprize

      • 1 month ago
  • dorsaarezooji
    dorsaarezooji
    • 1 month ago

    please #guaranteed

    • 1 month ago
  • Orban Eng.
    Orban Eng.
    • 1 month ago

    #guaranteed
    please, it will help.

    • 1 month ago
  • jyrens
    jyrens
    • 1 month ago

    hello

    • 1 month ago

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