Photoneo @ Amazon Robotics Challenge 2017
This year’s Amazon Robotics Challenge/ RoboCup 2017 took place over 27-30 July in Nagoya, Japan. Sixteen selected academia-based teams from ten different countries were competing with their robotic solutions in identifying, picking up and stowing warehouse goods. Based on their request, five of the participating crews had been provided with our PhoXi 3D scanners in the preparation and testing phase. In the end, two teams, NimbRo from Germany and NAIST-Panasonic from Japan actually used Photoneo’s vision system. We are very proud that both teams were among the eight teams from all around the world that made it to finals. NimbRo won the fantastic 2nd place and NAIST-Panasonic the 6th place. It was a great debut for our product at the ARC.