2021.09.16 Changed the lever range from 0.0 to 1.0.
Purpose of this competition
Due to the lack of workforce caused by the declining population and the aging society, the necessity for automating processes using AI in the manufacturing industry will become all the more important. In the construction industry, there has been a demand for the development of unmanned operation systems to cover the labor shortage due to the retirement of skilled workers and to decrease the number of accidents.
Considering this narrative, Tadano, which manufactures and sells mobile cranes for construction, has been working on automating the turning operation of cranes from early on with the aim of eliminating labor shortages and improving safety.
In this competition, your challenge is to create an AI-based algorithm that optimizes the rotating-operation using the crane simulator.
Rotating-operation should be done quickly and requires craftmanship as operators need to be careful about both the movement of the crane and the weight of the load. This is the industry's first initiative to take a big step toward automation in the world of construction crane operation, where delicate operations cause large deviations and are dangerous and risky.
We provide you a unique opportunity to experience a crane simulator that models the one used on the real construction site. Hope you enjoy this competition!
You are required to create an algorithm to optimize the rotating-operation of cranes by considering the following five issues.
・Minimizing the error from the target rotating-operation
・Minimizing the swing of the load
・Minimizing the operation time
・Minimizing the burden on the crane
・Minimizing the processing time of feedback
For details on evaluation methods, please refer to the Evaluation page.
Here is a reference movie of a crane similar to the simulator distributed in this competition.
（※The actual crane and the distributed simulator have different settings.）
・A set of source codes simulating the movement of a crane (should be in zip format)
※For details on how to run the simulator, please refer to README.md enclosed in the source code and "Simulator".
About the Submission
Submit the program for controlling the simulator which is compressed in a zip file.
※For details, please refer to README.md enclosed in the source code.