The ADAPT competition

Call for Participation 

Competition will be held virtually on February 26, 2021 

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 (FBM) 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 ADAPT competition is divided into a field competition and a cascade competition. Each benchmark is oriented towards industry-relevant problems, for example, parts can include industrial gears that are to be assembled with tight-fitting tolerances in complex assemblies. 

The virtual field competition will be organized on February 26, 2021 by OFFIS (Oldenburg, Germany) and will focus on both functionality and task benchmarks. 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. A workshop program will address challenges and opportunities in the design of the benchmarks in future iterations of the competition. 

The cascade competition will be organized in mid-2021 and is focused on the functionality benchmarks based on recorded sensor data. 


If you are interested to participate in the competition, please send, before December 18, 2020, an email to, with the following information: 

  • Team-name, affiliation, country 
  • Leader and his/her contact details 
  • Robot system(s) and sensor(s) to be used 

Qualification material 

Please prepare before January 15, 2021, a Team Description Paper describing the team, the robot systems and the methodologies to be used for the ADAPT Competition. If applicable, include a reference to your latest publications. 

More information:

For more information, please contact agile.production(a)

Important dates:

Pre-Registration: December 18, 2020 (AoE) 

Team Description Paper submission: January 15, 2021

Qualified teams announcement: January 22, 2021

Competition date: February 26, 2021