The TechX Challenge is a competition organized by DSTA, Singapore's national authority for defense science and technology.
Description of the competition scenario
The TechX robot must be
capable of autonomous navigation and target identification and
engagement. It will have to navigate its way through a number of
different settings, from an outdoor environment to an indoor urban
location. Along the way, the TechX robot has to overcome obstacles,
negotiate stairs, operate an elevator to reach a particular floor in the
building to search for and engage designated static targets before
proceeding back to the starting point. The TechX robot will be
expected to have the relevant payloads to facilitate navigation and
execution of the tasks as required.
DSTA will award one million Singapore dollars to the team
whose TechX robot completes all stipulated tasks in the shortest time
within an hour. No winner will be declared and no prize shall be
awarded should there be no team that completes the tasks and
navigate to the finishing line within one hour.