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xDR Challenge for Warehouse Operations 2018 (hereinafter referred to as xDR Challenge 2018) will be held as an sequel competition to "PDR Challenge in Warehouse Picking" [IPIN2017]. Same as last year’s competition, this year’s competition will be held as an off-site tracking competition by sharing sensor data measured in actual warehouse. xDR Challenge 2018 will be hosted by PDR benchmarking standardization committee in Japan.
This year, the targets for tracking competition are not only employees walking around the warehouse during the operation, but forklifts driven by employees. We call dead-reckoning of vehicle as VDR (vehicle dead-reckoning). This year’s competition is renamed as xDR challenge, which means a competition for PDR and VDR. For the world’s first competition for VDR, we measured sensor data by smartphones attached to the forklifts during the warehouse operation. Additionally, scale of the data measurement also upgraded. We measured more than 30 employees and 9 forklifts for one week (5 business days). The detailed whole body movement during the warehouse operation is also recorded by motion capture system as well as 3D reconstruction of the warehouse. They will be shared as the reference data for the competitors to learn what warehouse operations look like.
Data format for sharing sensor data and evaluation metric will be adhered to the last year’s competition [MobiCase2018]. That is, evaluation will be integrated evaluation by considering not only positional error, but all potential evaluation metrics required for the warehouse operations.
Japanese announcement PDF is here. (⽇本語の告知PDFはこちら)
Japanese PDF
[IPIN2017]: The track chairs: Masakatsu Kourogi, Ryosuke Ichikari: "PDR Challenge in Warehouse Picking", IPIN 2017 Competition, Track 4: PDR for warehouse picking (off-site) (2017) Web site
[MobiCase2018]: Takeshi Kurata, Ryosuke Ichikari, Ryo Shimomura, Katsuhiko Kaji, Takashi Okuma, Masakatsu Kourogi: "Making Pier Data Broader and Deeper: PDR Challenge and Virtual Mapping Party", MobiCASE 2018 (9th EAI International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services) (2018) Slide

Prize (tentative)

VDR module (equivalent to 200,000 yen manufactured by Sugihara SEI) + 100,000 yen or 150,000 yen

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TECCO (equivalent to 100,000 yen made by GOV) + 50,000 yen or 100,000 yen


Important Dates

Competition testing period begins: Mid May, 2018

Competition testing period ends: Mid August, 2018

Result data submission: 7th September, 2018

Announcement of Winners: During IPIN2018


Ryosuke Ichikari, Ph.D. and Ryo Shimomura
National Institute of Advanced
Industrial Science and Technology
(AIST), Japan


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