WRS Future Convenience Store Challenge Preliminary Competition

WRS Future Convenience Store Challenge Preliminary Competition

October 17-21, 2018
Tokyo Big Sight East Halls 6/7/8

Notice! Please refer to official website of World Robot Summit. You can see more details and official information.*World Robot Summit 2018 Service Robotics Category


Entry for the challenge



This 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.

We expected participant to compete all the following three tasks.

The participant who execute either one of three tasks are also welcome.

  1. Stocking and Disposing Tasks

Self-stocking of daily products (onigiri rice ball and bento lunch boxes, etc.) and disposing expired products.

  1. Customer Interaction Task

Demonstration of future / sophisticated customer service in near future using robot technology.

  1. Toilet Cleaning Task

Cleaning of the toilet bowl and the floor in toilet stall.


Each task has the following prize.

1st Place: 3,000,000 JPY

2nd Place: 1,000,000 JPY

3rd Place: 300,000 JPY

(Additional 1 million JPY to the best team among the 1st place teams)

Travel/Transportation Support

Travel allowances and transportation costs might be granted up to certain amount to the participating teams after screening of the documents.

Please note that such costs are not necessarily granted to all teams.

Rule Book (Last Update: Feb.09, 2018)

Stocking and Disposing Tasks

Customer Interaction Task

Toilet Cleaning Task

Restrictions for Infrastructure Installation

Simulated Convenience Store Layout


Tokyo Big Sight East Halls 6/7/8


October 17-21, 2018


Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

New Energy Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)