Challenge seeks innovative sensors for self-driving car navigation in the dark.Top ideas to share $75,000 prize purse
abu dhabi,United Arab Emirates, February 2, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a world-leading scientific research center and a pillar of applied research. in Abu Dhabi The Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC) and HeroX, a leading platform and open marketplace for crowdsourcing solutions, today launched the TII Infrared Tracking Challenge, a crowdsourcing competition. The challenge calls for approaches to effectively track objects in low-light conditions in both structured and unstructured environments.
A new generation of self-driving vehicles must successfully navigate environments with challenging lighting conditions, and current perception-based tracking algorithms are often inadequate. Therefore, TII is looking at using radiometric sensors that can provide infrared rather than photometric frames for object tracking in low-light conditions.
“Self-driving cars are the future. Najwa ArajSenior Researcher, Cryptography Research Center, Technology Innovation Organization, Senior Researcher, Autonomous Robotics Research Center. “Self-driving technology still has some ways to go to achieve operational and technical perfection, but the challenge is for innovators to operate self-driving cars on the road as safely as possible. Advancements like this take us to a bold new phase, the fruit of our self-driving journey and we look forward to seeing what the crowd comes up with. increase.”
“You can always count on our network of innovators to push boundaries and propel us in exciting new directions.” Cal K. Sahota, CEO, HeroX. “Enhancing self-driving cars is no exception. Harnessing the HeroX cloud is a strategic and efficient way to create innovations that usher us in a thrilling new era of self-driving cars.”
Challenge: The TII Infrared Tracking Challenge is open to innovators, start-ups, research institutes, and university students from around the world. Challengers are encouraged to leverage publicly available datasets with content similar to the sample datasets provided by TII and utilize color-to-thermal domain adaptation techniques where appropriate. Submissions will be evaluated based on criteria defined by TII.
prize: 3 winners will be awarded prizes in total $75,000 USD To May 17, 2023. The winner will receive a certificate. $40,000; Second place, $20,000and third place, $15,000.
Eligible to compete and win prizes: Prizes are open to anyone over the age of 18 who participates individually or as a team. Individual Competitors and Teams may be from any country if: America Federal sanctions do not prohibit participation (some restrictions apply).
To accept the challenge, visit herox.com/TIIInfraredTracking.
HeroX is a platform and open marketplace for crowdsourced innovation and human ingenuity, co-founded in 2013 by serial entrepreneur Christian Cotichini and XPRIZE founder Futurist. Peter DiamandisHeroX provides a turnkey, easy-to-use platform that supports anyone, anywhere to harness the power of crowds to solve everyday business and world challenges. Uniquely positioned as a social network for innovation, HeroX is the only place where you can build, grow, and curate your own cloud.
Check out the latest challenges at www.herox.com.
About the Technology Innovation Institute (TII)
The Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is a pillar of applied research. in Abu Dhabi Advanced Technology Research Council (ATRC). TII is a pioneering global R&D hub focused on solving tomorrow’s challenges today. It has 10 dedicated research centers in Advanced Materials, Autonomous Robotics, Cryptography, AI and Digital Science, Directed Energy, Quantum, Secure Systems, Propulsion and Space, Biotechnology, Renewable and Sustainable Energy. By working with top talent, universities, research institutes, and industry partners around the world, TII connects intellectual communities and contributes to building an R&D ecosystem. abu dhabi UAE as a global hub of innovation.
For more information, please visit www.tii.ae or Crowdchallenge.tii.ae.
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