World Robot Challenge


"Toward agile one-off manufacturing"This category aims at realizing future manufacturing systems that can respond to variously changing orders (ultimately, even an order for a one-off product) by reconfiguring the system in an agile and lean manner.

Chairperson, Industrial Robotics Competition Committee
Yasuyoshi Yokokohji
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Kobe University


Partner Robot Challenge (Real Space)The concept is to realize the living environment where people and robots are able to collaborate.
*We will implement solely Real Space in 2020. (We have implemented 2 challenges that Real Space and Virtual Space in 2018.)

Future Convenience Store ChallengeThis is the world first challenge aiming to realize the future convenience store, where new services are offered to customers through robotics that can help reduce the burdens of the employees.

Chairperson, Service Robotics Competition Committee
Hiroyuki Okada, Ph.D.
Executive Director, RoboCup Japanese National Committee Professor, Tamagawa University, College of Engineering, Department of Information and Communication Technology


This category considers problem-solving in the areas of infrastructure, disaster prevention andresponse, and aims to achieve particularly difficult tasks such as plant disaster prevention and tunnel disaster response using robots.
Building robot-related consensus among people The world first competition to deal with tunnel disaster

Chairperson, Disaster Robotics Competition Committee
Satoshi Tadokoro
President, International Rescue System Institute Professor, Tohoku University President, IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Program Manager, Japan Cabinet Office ImPACT Program


This category will foster a young generation who can contribute to the future where robots and humans live and work together.

Chairperson, Junior Competition Committee
Dr. Amy Eguchi
Member of the RoboCup Federation Board of Trustee / Assistant Professor of Computer Science Education, University of California, San Diego

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