The goal of the Shield-X challenge is to design a personal safety device for use by people working near potentially dangerous autonomous equipment at a mine site. The device provides an emergency stop, allowing a user to stop nearby equipment if they feel unsafe - for example if a collision is imminent.
The Shield-X Online Challenge will be open for one week from the Friday the 28th of April to Friday the 5th of May. During the event week office hours with industry mentors will be available each day and the forum will be active to answer any questions that the teams may have. By the 5th May teams must submit a video pitch and supporting design documents online to qualify for the final judging.
You may participate in a team or go it alone! This challenge draws on ergonomics, human factors, IoT, wireless communications, and prototyping. We encourage individuals and groups with different skills and expertise to team up. All team members must register on this site individually. Once registered you can update your profile will your skills.
Check out the Shield-X Homepage for details on mentors and judges
Need some prototyping space? If you are in Perth, book into SOLDER @ CORE. The space will be manned full time by our mechatronics expert Carl, to show you how to use the tools. Book here: https://solder.youcanbook.me/
Register for the Live Launch Event in Perth @ CORE on Friday 28th April RSVP
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