The goal of the coding competition is to explore public perspectives on ethical challenges associated with designing a home service robot and foster innovative solutions that address these challenges. We invite participants of all coding skills level to develop a virtual robot that can fetch objects in a care home context while navigating complex ethical scenarios. Rather than a solution that only serves and is tailored to the needs of a single user, we encourage our participants to imagine being a programmer designing a product that will enter many different care homes, households in the near future and meeting the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders.
A map of the elderly care home that you will be using to implement your code.
The facility have these specific rooms, but the characters and items may or may not be concise within this list. You are free to add new characters or items as you wish. In the starter code you will find the following characters and items:
Sample Personas for the people in the elderly care Home
Controlling the Robot
As a bonus, you may also consider:
Error/failure rate: e.g. the possibility that the fetch bot may drop or misidentify an object.
hazard level (e.g., candy is okay for someone, but not okay for someone with diabetes).
Handling verbal request failure.
Hackathon Evaluation Criteria
Hackathon Code Framework
You can download the started code from the link above.
The instruction of how to use the code is given below in the video tutorial. This tutorial shows a much simpler scenario than this year's competition. However, the procedure to use and modify the code is completely same.
Hackathon Code Submission
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