WIT2020: The 7th World Innovative Technology Challenge 2020

Due to the Covid19 situation, the 7th WIT2020 event will be held in two different formats: International and National. The international competition will run online using Discord. The national competition will be organised by the national coordinators.

  • Date:
    • Friday 13, November 2020 (international competition)
    • Saturday 14, November 2020 (national competition)
  • Venue: Discord (Video Conferencing/Presentation tool for the international competition).
  • Organisers: Griffith University, and Australian Robotics Association
  • Supporter: Australian Computing Society (ACS) and Ubitech Australia

International Competition Categories

  • Innovative Technology Challenge (max 5 players per team)
    • Each team will build a technological solution (robot, UAV, smart house etc.) that demonstrates innovative design and application for a problem related to Covid19 or one of the 17 UN sustainable development goals. For this competition:
    • Your team must make and upload a (max 5min) Youtube video about your invention by Friday November 6. The video should explain the software and hardware components of your invention, and demonstrate how it works.
    • The submission link will be announced in this page by October 31.
    • During the WIT2020 event, you will have to answer questions about your invention from referees. Your presentation schedule will be announced Thursday November 12.
    • The challenge will be judged based on the level of innovation, use of technology and how well the solution meets the needs of the problem. The presentation may involve .
    • Assessment Criteria: Creativity of the Concept (30%), Significance of the Technology (30%), Completeness (20%), and Presentation (20%)
  • Student Symposium (max 3 per team).
    Prior to the competition, each team will research and develop a technological solution that solves a problem related to Covid19 or one of the 17 UN sustainable development goals. Students will have to make and upload a Youtube video that contains a verbal presentation, and submit a research paper for publication.  This challenge may or may not have to demonstrate a physical model or prototype.
    Teams present their research through a series of slides and a talk that details their research into the problem, the problem solving process and the final results.  It is essential that teams identify references to any published research, critique the research and explain how they integrated it into their proposed idea or solution. To participate in this category
    • Your team must make and upload (max 5min) your presentation video in Youtube by Friday November 6.
    • The submission link will be announced in this page by October 31.
    • During the WIT2020 event, you will have to answer questions about your invention from referees. Your presentation schedule will be announced Thursday November 12.
    • Assessment Criteria: Research Issues (10%), Literature Study (30%), Experiment and Analysis (40%), Presentation (20%)

National Competition Categories

Please contact your national coordinator and check the available categories in your country.

  • Software Programming (Coding) Challenge (individual test).
    This is a quiz-like coding test at the venue. Students can use any programming languages (Javascript, pseudo codes, GUI, etc.)
    • Assessment: score-based
  • Robot Race Challenges (max 2 players per team)
    • Line Tracing.
      Line Tracing robot competition is to build an autonomous robot in order to achieve the maximum speed on the given track to reach the destination in minimum time. The robot must follow the black line in the map, which will be released in the morning of the competition day. The maximum size of a line tracing robot is 25cm x 25cm. Students have to bring disassembled robots and assemble it at the venue before the game begins.
      • Assessment: speed-based
    • Obstacle Avoidance Driving.
      Students make and program a robot that avoids collision with obstacles in a small 2m x 2m arena. The maximum size of a obstacle avoidance driving robot is 25cm x 25cm.
      • Assessment: score and speed-based.
    • Sumo.
      Each robot has to push the opponent out of the ring, in order to win the game. The one who stays in the ring for longer, wins. The maximum size of a sumo robot is 20cm x 20cm. The maximum weight of the robot is 1kg.
      • Assessment: knock-out

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FAQ

Event Chairs and national leaders

Handson Lee, Chinese Robot Olympic Association, China (Sumo)
Melvin Matulac, Pinoyrobotgames, Philippines (Innovative Technology)
Peichen Sun , National Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan (Symposium)
Debbie Suh, Ewha University, Korea (Linetracing)
Cailen Robertson, Griffith University, Australia (Obstacle Avoidance)
Ryoma Ohira, Griffith University, Australia (Coding)
Santoso Gondowidjojo, Robot Olympiad Committee, Indonesia (Publicity)

 

 

2 thoughts on “WIT2020: The 7th World Innovative Technology Challenge 2020”

  1. felix chen said:

    Can I attent this event please?

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