Asia Pacific University wins the Atos IT Challenge 2020 with innovative app

‘PestKillerBot’ takes advantage of drones to handle pest command in floricultural fields

Paris, July 9, 2020

Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, nowadays announces the winners of its global pupil competition, the Atos IT Challenge. The winners ended up introduced with their awards yesterday during the Ceremony which took place during the digital Atos Technological innovation Times. Now in its ninth calendar year, the competition observed teams from 27 nations around the world about the planet contend on the topic of ‘Cooperative Artificial Intelligence’.

Following an preliminary very first round in which 16 teams ended up chosen, the Atos IT Challenge Jury, made up of gurus and Atos executives, selected a few finalists. These are:

  • 1st prize and competition winner: Asia Pacific University, Malaysia

“PestKillerBot” is an revolutionary and effortless-to-use application which gets rid of the pest in floricultural fields employing drones which carry out pest command and info selection. The Drone simulator autonomously flies more than a field to detect conditions or dangerous bugs and kills them. The resolution architecture is divided into 4 pieces: the Area Allocation, Route Obtaining with Route Planning, Pest Detection, and Drone Activation Simulation allowing users to see how the divided field is covered by every single drone. The pupils have designed a drone prototype with a 3D printer and a number of components.

The crew won €10,000 and every single pupil was available the possibility to do either an internship at Atos or to function together with the firm to build their job.

  • twond prize: Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores Monterrey, Mexico

This revolutionary resolution named “Digital Water” aims to provide h2o intake options to households and the h2o offer firm. It is a internet application that predicts h2o intake and the h2o amount throughout 3 dams. The aim of the job is to present facts so that users can observe intake degrees, squander, and issues to boost h2o useful resource management. The crew has 5 years’ really worth of info. They have trained their modes for 4 years and have tested it for one calendar year.

The crew won €5,000 and every single pupil was available the possibility to do either an internship at Atos or to function together with the firm to build their job.

  • 3rd prize: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Croatia

With an revolutionary resolution to boost targeted traffic, the “CTC – Cooperative Targeted traffic Control” app simulates targeted traffic light-weight controls employing Deep Reinforcement Learning. Each individual junction functions as an agent that will take an motion (extends or reduces the inexperienced/purple time) dependent on the cars and trucks and ready time in the lane. The application also will get information and facts from the closest junctions. The crew has trained and tuned the model to get the best model configuration for the targeted traffic light-weight command.

The crew won €3,000 and every single pupil was available the possibility to do either an internship at Atos or to function together with the firm to build their job.

This calendar year, the jury also awarded a specific prize to an entry that specifically stood out, for equally the importance of the subject matter tackled and the commitment of the crew.

  • Particular Jury prize: Loughborough University, United Kingdom

“Initial Survey Swarm” is a resolution for a maze simulator the place drone agents collect expertise about a maze more than a established period of time. The drones can share the information and facts they discover to look for destroyed properties by building a 3D map or representation of it following an earthquake or the place there is a lack of world-wide-web protection.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, Sophie Proust, Team Main Complex Officer, Atos mentioned: ”AI technological know-how is revolutionizing all sectors of the economic system and society, and nowadays the outstanding pupils in the Atos IT Challenge shown real entrepreneurial abilities by giving revolutionary and concrete options that meet up with the new wants of cooperative AI expressed by corporations and people. I am amazed by the exceptional creative imagination and the excellent of the contributions of the award-winning finalists. Congratulations to our winners and to all of our contestants!”

 The Atos IT Challenge 2021 was also introduced. Upcoming calendar year, pupils will have the possibility to build revolutionary ideas about the topic of “How digital can assist decarbonize non-digital”.

Due to the fact its generation in 2012, the Atos IT Challenge has empowered pupils from about the planet to build programs related to major traits in the digital revolution, these as good mobility, related cars and trucks, interactive media, related life, the “right to be forgotten”, blockchain and synthetic intelligence. Pupils are mentored by customers of Atos Scientific Neighborhood who present complex and simple guidance, guidance and encouragement.

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