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rcareworld hackathon

Welcome to our hackathon! This is where you can find information about our event. RCareWorld is a simulation platform designed for human-centric caregiving scenarios involving physical and social robots. It incorporates realistic human modeling, home environments, and benchmark ADL tasks, drawing on input from experts and stakeholders. By interfacing with various physics engines and external planning and learning libraries, RCareWorld facilitates the development and evaluation of robot-assisted caregiving technologies in diverse and dynamic simulated environments. To learn more about RCareWorld please click the link.

Welcome to our hackathon! This is where you can find information about our event. RCareWorld is a simulation platform designed for human-centric caregiving scenarios involving physical and social robots. It incorporates realistic human modeling, home environments, and benchmark ADL tasks, drawing on input from experts and stakeholders. By interfacing with various physics engines and external planning and learning libraries, RCareWorld facilitates the development and evaluation of robot-assisted caregiving technologies in diverse and dynamic simulated environments. To learn more about RCareWorld please click the link.

Track 1

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1st Prize:$1000
2nd Prize:$600
3rd Prize:$400

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The focus of The Emprise Lab is to seek solutions to the fundamental research question on how to leverage robot-world physical and social interactions in unstructured human environments to perform relevant activities of daily living. The RCareWorld Simulation Software, recently launched by the Emprise Lab, is a human-centric simulation world for physical and social robot caregiving with support for realistic human modeling, home environments with multiple levels of accessibility, and robots for assistance. For this track of the hackathon, we will be leveraging this simulation software to perform two main tasks: Robot- assisted bathing, and Robot-assisted dressing. For details/troubleshooting the simulation software, review the installation forum here and the step-by-step installation video guide here. Additionally, feel free to checkout the Installation channel in our Discord Server.

  Use   RCareWorld   to perform two caregiving activities

Track 2

1st Prize:$500
2nd Prize:$300
3rd Prize:$200

Inclusive   Solutions   To Existing Systems

The second track of our hackathon challenges participants to devise inclusive solutions for existing systems. Creativity is paramount in this track, as submissions can encompass various formats, including project demonstrations/proposals, git repositories, Figma applications, demonstration code, slides, or a blend of these. During the presentation, ensure that your solution is presented in a coherent and organized manner. It's crucial to explicitly outline the target audience, the current system in place, and articulate how your solution enhances inclusivity and accessibility for the specified audience within the existing system.

Please note that all submissions to either track must be sent to bigredapdi@gmail.com before 12:00pm on Sunday, April 28th.

Register Now!

Ready to showcase your skills and creativity? Register now for the upcoming hackathon here and join us for an exciting opportunity to innovate, collaborate, and compete! All hackers have the opportunity to sign up with a team of up to three members or individually. However, if you do complete the registration with a team, each member of the team is required to complete this form separately. Hackers will be allowed to send in submissions for as many tracks as possible, and are not required to identify what tracks they are working towards prior to submission. Additional submission details will be sent in the slack channel.

 

For any inquiries or assistance with registration, please join the discord server or contact Patrick Evuleocha at pce29@cornell.edu.Don't miss out on this chance to make a difference and showcase your talent.

 

Register now for the hackathon, review the schedule below, and let the hacking begin!

**Please note that all formal communication will be relayed through our discord channel, so make sure to join to get regular updates!

Schedule 

Friday April 26

Saturday April 27

Sunday April 28

4:00 PM PSB Entrance

6:00 PM Phys 120

6:45 PM PSB Atrium 

7:00 PM Clark 294D

8:00 PM Clark 294D

8:30 PM PSB Atrium 

9:00 PM Clark 294D

9:30 PM Clark 294C

Check​ In

Opening Ceremony

Dinner/ Partner Finding Form Closes

Partner Finding Social

Intro to Figma

Applications 

 Company Workshops

Intro to Full -Stack Development Workshop

Office Hours with Ruolin

10:00 PM PSB Atrium

 Coffee, Snacks, and Networking

11:59 PM Google Form

Hacker Project

Summary Deadline

12:00 AM PSB Atrium

Gaming Session

8:00 AM PSB Atrium

Breakfast Snacks

9:00 AM PSB Atrium

Company Workshop/Tabling

11:00 AM PSB 

Lunch

11:30 AM Clark 294C

"What makes a good submission" Workshop

2:30 PM PSB Atrium

Office Hours with Ruolin

4:30 PM PSB Atrium 

Company

Workshops/Tabling

7:00 PM PSB Atrium

Dinner

7:30 PM PSB Atrium

Office Hours with Ruolin

8:30 PM PSB Atrium

Game Tournament /  Office hours 

8:00 AM PSB Atrium

Breakfast

9:00 AM PSB Atrium

Final Project Touch-Ups

12:00 PM PSB Atrium

Project

Submissions

1:00 PM PSB Atrium

Lunch and Judges Prep

2:00 PM Atrium

Project

Presentations

5:00 PM Baker 200

Winners Announcement  and Closing Ceremony

**We would like to thank the following students from the Emprise Labs for all their effort and contributions towards the development of the RCareWorld Simulation Software.


 
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Ruolin is a 2nd-year PhD student in the Computer Science department. She graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with B.Eng. in Information Engineering in 2022. Her research interest lies in simulation and multi-agent collaboration. Outside of research, she is an amateur bartender and painter.

Ruolin Ye

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science 

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Justin is a junior undergrad student majoring in Computer Science. His research interests primarily lie in machine learning and robotics, as well as applying best software engineering practices. Outside of class, he loves learning to cook Asian dishes with his trusty wok and can be found jamming out to music, no matter the setting.

Justin Guo

Undergraduate Student

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Huy is in their last semester studying a masters degree in Computer Science. He obtained a B.S in CS in Computer Science from Cornell in 2023. His research interests include human robot interaction and manipulation. He enjoys running outdoors (Ithaca weather permitting) and baking up sweet desserts. 

Huy Nguyen

Masters of Engineering Student

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Jiayuan is a Master of Engineering student in Computer Science. She obtained her B.S. in CS from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2023. She is interested in human-robot interaction and building robots to better assist people in everyday life. Outside of research, she loves to spend time with her cats while reading novels and cooking delicious food. 

Jiayuan Fu

Master of Engineering Student

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Ziang is a 1st-year PhD student in the Computer Science department. His research aims to build robots that perceive, understand, reason, and interact in the physical world to better assist people with day-to-day tasks, leveraging inspiration from human cognition. He obtained a M.S. in CS from Stanford University in 2023, a B.S. in CS and a B.S. in Applied Math from University of Southern California in 2021. He loves skiing, birding, hiking, photography, and everything about nature.

Ziang Liu

Ph.D. Student, Computer Science

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Isabella is a Junior studying Computer Science. She is interested in human-robot interaction and the intersection of design and technology. In her free time, you can find Isabella skiing, golfing, enjoying nature, or playing with her dog.

Isabella Wells

Undergraduate Student

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Anthony  is a freshman majoring in Computer Science. His interests include machine learning and robotics. Outside of research, you may find him on the basketball court, cooking, or munching on chicken tenders.

Anthony Song

Undergraduate Student

FAQ

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Q: Who is eligible to participate?

A: We are inviting all undergraduate and graduate Cornell students to participate in our hackathon. You don't need any past experience. You don't even need to be a computer science major! Our only requirement is that you are at least 18 years old and enrolled in an accredited college or university.
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