Our group participated in the Amazon Picking Challenge at the end of May using a Baxter robot and a manipulator system we developed.
The challenge took place in Seattle, in the general mark of ICRA 2015, one of the most important conferences in Robotics, in which group members also presented several papers.
The winners of the Amazon Picking Challenge were:
1.- Team RBO (TU Berlin), with 143 points
2.- Team MIT (MIT), with 88 points
3.- Team Grizzly (Dataspeed Inc. & Oakland University), with 43 points.
Although we did not win, we had the oportunity to compare directly our results with other researchers when approaching an industrial problem, and the open source characteristics of the final results. Some photos of the event:
We have appeared in the local news:
More local news (castellano).