Designed the KUKA challenge by collaborating with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany.
Built and contributed to the SDK and project environment setup using C++ and ROS.
Modeled a maze on CATIA, uploaded it to Gazebo, and sent the drawing drafts to be physically built in Germany.
Coded in Python inside a Linux environment and tested multiple path planning algorithms to search for a path inside the maze, and then move an object from start to goal state with the help of a 6-DOF industrial KUKA arm.
Offered access to expansive hardware for participants all around the world who solved the challenge locally on their Linux host, uploaded their code to our AWS server, and received a live video feed of their solution deployed on the real-hardware in Germany.