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Robothon® – The Grand Challenge 2022: Disassembly and sorting of e-waste

In 2021, the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) of TUM, in collaboration with Messe München and automatica launched a new high-tech platform called munich_i, an event bringing together the world’s leading personalities from AI and robotics. In the run-up to this year’s event, Robothon®, an international competition to develop skills in robot manipulations, will gather again up to 20 competing teams.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2022.

Key facts

  • Robothon® will be held digitally from 29 April to 1 June 2022
  • The Award Ceremony will take place on-site on 21 June 2022 during automatica at the Messe München

How it works

  • Robothon® will focus on single-arm robot manipulation
  • The Grand Challenge 2022: disassembly and sorting of e-waste
  • The competition is free of charge
  • Up to 20 selected teams can participate (2-4 members)
  • All roboticists (academic and young professionals) are encouraged to apply
  • Teams will need to provide their own robot to complete the challenge remotely
  • Each team will receive an internet connected competition task board by mail
  • The processing period of 1 month starts from receipt of the competition scorecard
  • Team performances will be evaluated by the Grand Challenge Jury
  • Prize money awaits the finalists

Practical information

Deadline for applications: 31 March 2022
Date and time: 
29 April to 1 June 2022
Location: Online
Registration: Is required via this form


All interested roboticists over 18 are encouraged to apply.

Further information

For further information, please visit the event website: https://robothon-grand-challenge.com/