Hyundai Motors and AsiaHaptics 2018 are pleased to announce the 1st Student Challenge in Automotive Haptics. In this challenge, we invite teams of undergraduate and graduate students from all over the world to propose and create innovative haptics solutions for the next generation vehicles. We particularly seek high-quality automotive haptics solutions (hardware and software) that can be applied to vehicles and vehicular technology including but not limited to in-car entertainment, driving technology, smart cars, vehicle sensors, and autonomous driving. Please note that there are no restrictions on proposal topics as long as they can be applied to vehicles (mid-air haptics, touchscreen haptics, fingertip haptics, etc). However, the proposal should contain solid and concrete ideas and the participants must demonstrate their skill set for actual implementation of their prototype. A total of five to ten teams will be selected for the second round based on the quality and feasibility of their proposals. All selected teams will receive the initial grant to cover material expenses for building the prototype of what they proposed. They will compete for $5,000 in cash prizes in AsiaHaptics 2018.
How to Participate?
Accepted teams will be expected to attend AsiaHaptics 2018 to give a live demo presentation of their work, and discuss their proposed solution with a panel of Student Competition Judges with possible oral presentations at AsiaHaptics. Based on the criteria below, the competition judges will rank and identify an overall winner of the competition as well as second and third place teams.
The top three teams will earn cash prizes as following:
• 1st place team: $5,000 USD
• 2nd place team: $2,000 USD
• 3rd place team: $1,000 USD
• Proposal submission deadline: April 30, 2018 (11:59PM UTC)
• Notification: May 31, 2018
• 1st progress report: July 31, 2018 (11:59PM UTC)
• 2nd progress report: October 10, 2018 (11:59PM UTC)