Call for teams - Robothon® – The Grand Challenge 2022

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Call for teams! Robothon® – The Grand Challenge Series will go into the second digital round from April 24 – May 29, 2022 within the framework of munich_i and automatica which will take part from June 21 to 24, 2022.Teams can apply with their own robotics platform to showcase their skills, be discovered, win cash prizes, and shape the future of robotics in science and industry by working on a real-world problem! Apply until March 31, 2022.

The Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM), in collaboration with Messe München and automatica have launched successfully a new high-tech platform called munich_i in 2021, an event bringing together the world's leading thought leaders and personalities from AI and robotics. munich_i will take place again at the next automatica from June 21-24, 2022 in Munich, therefore Robothon®, the international competition to develop skills in robot manipulations, will also go into the second round!!

Robothon® – The Grand Challenge Series focuses on pressing and unsolved challenges of our time and was 2021 held digitally in the run-up to the automatica sprint with 9 international teams and a renowned Grand Challenge Jury. As a highlight, it ended with the Award Ceremony on June 22, 2021 with 4 winning teams, a total prize money of € 22,500, great recognition and an expansion of our community.

Are you a motivated robotics enthusiast looking for new challenges?

CALL FOR TEAMS is open until March 31, 2022!!

Apply HERE!



  • Robothon® will once again will be held digitally from April 29 to June 1, 2022
  • Special highlight: the Award Ceremony will take place on-site on June 21, 2022, during automatica at the Messe München!


  • Robothon® again will focus on single-arm robot manipulation
  • The Grand Challenge 2022: disassembly and sorting of e-waste
  • The competition is free of charge
  • Up to 20 selected teams can participate (2-4 members)
  • All roboticists (academic and young professionals) are encouraged to apply
  • Teams will need to provide their own robot to complete the challenge remotely
  • Each team will receive an internet connected competition task board by mail
  • The processing period of 1 month starts from receipt of the competition scorecard
  • Team performances will be evaluated by the Grand Challenge Jury
  • Prize money awaits the finalists!

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