Imagine a laboratory sieged by secret agents. It seems an unlikely target, but our protagonists are searching for weaknesses that would grant them entry. They can creep in through ventilation shafts, dodge laser alarms, block surveillance cameras, and open safes. This scene seems to be a well-designed operation reserved for something out of a spy film.
But this is no movie. It’s a battle of design and skills, and with USD $30,000 up for grabs, the heat is piling on. Organized by GeekPwn and KEEN, the Robot Agent Challenge will test robot design, production, finesse, and control.
At the GeekPwn 2018 Robot Agent Challenge, competitors are invited to create remote-controlled or autonomous robots that can complete a series of complicated missions. Participants will choose whether to send their creations into the lab through a door, window, or ventilation shaft. The machines will be required to navigate a laser-filled corridor, granting them access to the laboratory.
Once inside, they will need to place an eavesdropping device, find a keycard, and open a locked safe. They will then have to block a security camera and attach a keylogger to a computer. Once these missions are completed, robots will receive corresponding points as score. Additional points will be granted if the robots can exit the lab safely.
The highest scoring competitor in GeekPwn’s 2018 Robot Agent Challenge has the chance to win a USD $30,000 cash prize. We welcome participants to bring their creations to this global robotics enthusiasts’ battle and showcase their abilities to the world. The deadline for registration for the GeekPwn2018 Robot Agent Challenge is July 15 (Las Vegas) and September 30 (Shanghai). Check out geekpwn.org for more information and rules about the competition.
In addition to the offline robot agent segment, GeekPwn2018 is putting forward another crowd-pleaser, the world’s first real-world online Hacker Room Challenge.
This is not a simple demonstration of how to crack a single smart device, but rather how to hack a set of different smart devices and create a working kill chain, targeting smart devices including intelligent door locks, smart cameras, routers, intelligent safes, computers, mobile phones, and other smart products. We will reveal more details to be published later in June 2018.
While the Robot Agent Challenge is a challenge happening in physical space, the Hacker Room Challenge is a pair happening in cyberspace. Who will win in this offline-to-online confrontation? GeekPwn2018 will reveal all.
Please download and check detailed rule document of Robot Agent Challenge from here: Robot Agent Challenge Contest Rule Document (Version 2.1, May 16)