Robot Challenge


APRIS Robot Challenge is a special event of APRIS. The event aims to provide an education to develop embedded systems which required us to learn inter-disciplinary skills such as software, electrical, and mechanical engineering. Attendees can learn these skills through Project-Based Learning in which develops an autonomous multi-copter system.

The event is based on the educational projects of the Education Network for Practical Information Technologies – Embedded System (enPiT-Emb). enPiT has been promoted by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. The participants of this event are given the certification of completion of the basic course on enPiT-Emb.

Timetable (Tentative)

Time Title
Nov. 1 10:00 – 10:10 Opening
10:10 – 11:00 Installation, Basics of Tello Control
11:00 – 12:00 Control Programming (Step by step programming for controlling quad-copter using python)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 15:30 Cont.
15:30 – 18:00 System Analysis and Design (Refinement from given requirements to design using UML behavior diagram)
Nov. 2 9:00 – 14:00 Project-Based Learning
14:00 – 15:00 Contest
15:00 – 16:00 Presentation
16:00 – 17:00 1-hour event
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remark

Target System: Quad-Copter: Tello

  • Size: 9.2 x 9.8 x 4.1 cm
  • Commands:
    • Up or down
      • takeoff, land, up(cm), down(cm)
    • Move
      • left(cm), right(cm), forward(cm), back(cm)
    • Rotate
      • cw(degree), ccw(degree)

Project-based Learning: Aerial Surveillance System

1st phase: Remote controller

  • Step by step development on Day 1
  • Python program written by attendees:
    • Displays status of the quad-copter
    • Reads command from the keyboard
    • Interprets the command
    • Sends the command to the quad-copter

2nd phase: Sequencer

  • Project-based Learning on Day 2
    • Python program developed by attendees:
    • Reads commands in a CSV file
    • Displays status
    • Send the commands in order

Pre-Robot Challenge Workshop

We are going to have a pre-Robot Challenge Workshop on Oct. 29, in Japanese Language.

Please find more details here.

Registration Fee (Updated on Oct. 17)

Robot challenge registration fee: 20, 000 JPY

The registration fee will be supported by Sponsors.
(Participants free of charge.)


Robot Contest Co-Chairs
– Masafumi Miwa (Tokushima University)
– Kenji Hisazumi (Kyushu University)

Robot Contest Committee members
– Mikiko Sato (Tokai University)
– Nobuhiro Ohe (Tokai University)
– Nobuhiko Ogura (Tokyo City University)
– Hiroyuki Nakamura (Kyushu University)