The ADAPT competition

The ADvanced Agile ProducTion (ADAPT) competition aims at addressing typical dexterous manipulation tasks (e.g. heap sorting, picking of parts and precision placement) of industrial components involving intuitive, multi-modal interfaces and human communication channels (speech, gestures, gaze, etc.), involved in the assembly process of an industrial mechanical system.

The main functionalities tested in separate benchmarks include the detection and classification of parts, estimation of part poses, and quality control of an assembly. The task-based benchmarks (TBM) address collaborative programming for assembly as well as the collaborative assembly of complex parts. The cascade evaluation focuses on the functionality benchmarks. Each benchmark is oriented towards industry-relevant problems. For example, parts feature reflective surfaces and unstable resting poses (e.g. cylindrical shapes).

A virtual dry run competition will be organized in February 2021 by OFFIS (Oldenburg, Germany). Teams can participate in the competition from their own labs at the same planned data and time, and will submit their benchmarks as videos and sensor data to be evaluated. Assessment, scoring and awards will reflect the virtual nature of the competition.

The ADAPT evaluation plan available below describes the competition and its evaluation and will be continuously updated. Additional information will be posted here as well.


Coordination team:

Roel Pieters (Tampere University, Finland)
Max Pfingsthorn (OFFIS, Germany)
Pierre Loonis (Proxinnov, France)
Farzam Ranjbaran  (CEA, France)