This competition aims to reduce the burden of employees by robot technology and realize a future convenience store that provides new services to customers. Participants compete on the following three tasks. The participant who will participate either one of three tasks are also welcome.
- Stock and Disposal Tasks
Self-stocking of daily products (onigiri rice ball and bento lunch boxes, etc.) and disposing expired products.
- Customer Interaction Task
Demonstration of future / sophisticated customer service in near future using robot technology.
- Restroom Cleaning Task
Cleaning of the toilet bowl, and the floor in toilet stall.
Participants in this competition will develop a robot system that autonomously moves and performs these tasks, as well as the infrastructure they deem necessary to install inside the convenience store. In this challenge, the participants will use their developed robots and infrastructure to demonstrate and compete in these tasks inside a simulated convenience store.
July 9 – 14, 2023 (including setup and practice day)
PACIFICO Yokohama Exhibition Hall @ IFAC WC 2023
*For each task
1st place 300,000 JPY
2nd place 150,000 JPY
3rd place 50,000 JPY
Jan. 31, 2023 Briefing for participants
Feb. 1, 2023 Entry start (Entry form is here)
Apr. 28, 2023 Entry deadline
May 26, 2023 Deadline for submission of detailed documents
Jun. 16, 2023 Notification of acceptance
How to participate
Please fill out the entry form (click here) and submit it online.
Competition Schdule (Click here for details)
Jul. 12, Customer Interaction Task
Jul. 13, Restroom Cleaning Task, Stock and Disposal Task (Day 1)
Jul. 14, Restroom Cleaning Task, Stock and Disposal Task (Day 2)
Customer Interaction Task
1st place HARChuo
2nd place HSRL-CoL
3rd place TAK
Restroom Cleaning Task
|Team||Trial #||Cleaning ratio (1st)||A. Urine cleaning point (1st)||B. Garbage cleaning point (1st)||Retry||
|Cleaning ratio (2nd)||A. Urine cleaning point (2nd)||B. Garbage cleaning point (2nd)||Retry||
|Total Time||Total score||Rank|
Stock and Disposal Task
All Product operated
|No-marker bonus||No-case bonus||Infra advantage
|Interrupt and evacuation
|Interruption by Customer Total (10pt)||A disposal item taken out to home
Kazuyoshi Wada (Tokyo Metropolitan University)
Kenichi Ohara (Meijo University)