Contest entry period: December 20, 2018, through May 20, 2019
Work submission period: January 19, 2019, through May 20, 2019

A contest competing for a program that optically moves logistics robots by using real data of the "Intelligent Logistics Center”

●”Intelligent Logistics Center” is a next-generation distribution center where multiple shippers share.
● The contest calls for programs to move robots effectively in the future distribution center where many logistics robots run.

News

November 20, 2018 Entry registration started

Overview

This is a contest for the programming algorithms to control the logistics robots in an optimal way in the actual logistics facility operated by Daiwa LogiTech’s group company. Total prize is five million Japanese yen. In this contest, developers at home and abroad compete in programing skills.

The contest entry period is from Thursday, December 20, 2018, through Saturday, April 20, 2019. The work submission period is from Saturday, January 19, 2019, through Saturday, April 20, 2019. The result of the contest will be announced and an awards ceremony will be held in June 2019.

Logistics facilities "Intelligent Logistics Center PROTO” (hereinafter referred to as ILCP) operated by Framework, Inc. of Daiwa LogiTech’s Group, is the sharing model of pay-per-use facility for the next-generation of logistics facilities where the facilities are shared by multiple shippers. We will publish the historic receiving and shipping data of the ILCP for the purpose of contributing to the idea for the future logistics facilities where many logistics robots run effectively. The contest calls for programs created using such data, which make logistics robots move in an optimum way.

Organizer Daiwa LogiTech Inc.
Special Cooperation Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.
Co-sponsor YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory
Cooperation collaboration Hub for University and Business (cHUB), Faculty of Information Networking for Innovation And Design (INIAD), Toyo University
Supporting Organizations Framework, Inc. / airCloset, Inc. / waja Co., Ltd. / Tokyo Otaku Mode Inc. / Hacobu Co., Ltd.

What are called for:

The logistics data such as warehouse layout, product information, inventory information, and daily shipping records of “ILCP” will be published. The simulator that is made by estimating multiple picking robots and transport robots running in the warehouse will also be published during the content entry period.

The contest call for “smart” programs that set the initial layout of products in stock and instruct the robots how to operate according the shipping status on the simulator.

Schedule

Contest entry period:

From December 20, 2018, through May 20, 2019

Work submission period:

From January 19, 2019 through May 20, 2019

Announcement of Results and Awards Ceremony

June, 2019 (scheduled)

Criteria for Examination

Submitted programs will be judged following the standards below.

Shipping Speed

Increase the average speed for transporting luggage to the shipping area after receiving the shipping instructions as much as possible.

Energy Efficiency

Shorten the total moving time of robots as much as possible

Idea

Ideas to create the program

This contest encourages young programmers and students to challenge. More information about the rules will be announced on the contest website.

Judge

Judging meeting will be held by the following judges.

Chief Judge

Ken Sakamura
Dean of INIAD (Information Networking for Innovation And Design, Toyo University), Director of YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

Judges

Jyunichi Akiba
Representative Director, Daiwa LogiTech Inc.

Tatsuya Urakawa
Managing Executive Officer, Sales Department, General Construction Division, Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd.

Taro Sasaki
Representative Director, Hacobu Co., Ltd.

Prizes

Total amount of prizes: Five million Japanese YEN


First Prize: Three million JP YEN

Encouragement Prize: Two million JP YEN (total amount)

*The number and amount of the encouragement prizes will be decided at the judging meeting.

Open Data to Be Released

The contest will release the data shown below.

Application Procedures

To apply for this contest, agree to the Application Rules and API User Permission Rules for the contest (https://daiwalogitech-contest.jp/) and enter the contest. Then the applicants can access the resources such as the contest rules, warehouse drawing, and distribution data.

The submitted program should be sent on the contest website. The concept sheet for the program should also be submitted. The concept sheet will also be juried. Submissions made later than Saturday, April 20, the deadline, will not be accepted.

STEP 1 (Entry)

When you agree to the Application Rules at the contest site, you will be transferred to the Logistics Robot Programming Contest Developer Website.

STEP 2. User Registration

Contest entry shall be performed as follows.

  1. The applicant must fill in the form at the “Logistics Robot Programming Contest Developer Website” to register as a contestant.
  2. An e-mail will be sent to your registered e-mail address for confirmation. Accessing the URL in the sent e-mail completes the e-mail address confirmation.
  3. The contest secretariat will check the content of the filled-in form and send a confirmation of the completion of the registration. Registration may take up to TWO (2) business days.
  4. Once your registration is complete, you can log in to the developer website, using your e-mail address and password.
  5. Once you log in, you can access the document that describes the usage of the API, and obtain the access token for using the API, and thus can start to use the API.

STEP 3. Submission

Following the instructions on the Logistics Robot Programming Contest Developer Website, submit the program by the deadline for program submission.

Application Rules

Application Rules for Daiwa LogiTech’s “Intelligent Logistics Center: Logistics Robot Programming Contest”

  • The program submitted to Daiwa LogiTech’s “Intelligent Logistics Center: Logistics Robot Programming Contest (hereinafter referred to as “this Contest”)” (hereinafter referred to as “this Program”) must be original and unpublished. (Entries that have already been entered, are being entered or are scheduled to be entered into another contest, or entries that have won an award in any contest in the past are not eligible for this Contest.)
  • This Program must be invented and developed by the developer, and the developer must hold the copyright.
  • If this Program for which the copyright is held by a third party (e.g., open source library used in the development of the entry) is used, the entrant must guarantee to the organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest that the rights to use the applicable work have been obtained in advance so that there will be no interference with the entry into this Contest.
  • The data prepared on the special website by the organizer and co-sponsor for this Contest must be used in this Program.
  • This Program must be able to run on the simulator prepared on the special website by the organizer and co-sponsor for this Contest.
  • It is permitted to combine with other program or data that does not cause copyright problems.
  • Every entrant – individuals, groups and corporations – can make any number of entries. There is no restriction on nationality, age, resident area, etc. If you are a minor, please obtain permission from your guardian before making an entry. If you are a minor who will enter as part of your club activities, please obtain permission from your club advisor in addition to the permission of your guardian.
  • It is possible for one entrant (including groups and corporations) to make multiple entries. Furthermore, entrants may belong to multiple groups.
  • Entrants must pay the various expenses concerning entry into this Contest. This includes the construction of the development/implementation environment of this Program and Internet communication/connection fees.
  • In principle, the winners will attend the awards ceremony and give a presentation on their programs.
  • The monetary award will be transferred to the designated account in the name of the entrant in the case of an individual, the designated account in the name of the group representative in the case of a group and the designated account in the name of the corporation in the case of a corporation.
  • You will not be eligible to enter this Contest once the submission deadline to this Contest has passed.
  • Entrants are prohibited from entering this Program developed for this Contest in other contests.
  • Organized crime groups as defined in Article 2 (2) of the Act on Prevention of Unjust Acts by Organized Crime Group Members (Act No. 77 (1991), organized crime group members as defined in Article 2 (6) of the same act, associate members of organized crime groups, companies related to organized crime groups, stock holder meeting extortionists, political racketeers, organized special intellectual crime groups, or other groups or individuals who pursue economic interests by making use of violence, intimidation and fraudulent methods, or those equivalent to these (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Anti-social Forces”), or those deemed by the organizer to have some kind of interaction or involvement with Anti-social Forces such as by cooperating or being involved in the maintenance, operation or management of Anti-social Forces through fund provision or otherwise are not allowed to enter this Contest.
  • In the event a problem arises concerning copyright, moral rights of authors, neighboring rights, design rights, trademark rights, utility model rights, patent rights or other rights (hereinafter "Intellectual Property Rights"), the entrant will solve this at his/her/its own responsibility and cost. Moreover, if the organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest or a third party suffer damages due to the responsibility of the entrant, the applicable entrant will take responsibility for providing compensation for these damages.
  • The organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest will provide absolutely no guarantees about the accuracy, comprehensiveness or compatibility with specific purposes of the simulator or data (hereinafter referred to as “data and similar”) prepared on the special website by the organizer and co-sponsor for this Contest. Additionally, the organizer and co-sponsor will accept absolutely no responsibility in regards to the content of the data and similar prepared on the special website by the organizer and co-sponsor even if damages arise as a result of the entrant using the data and similar.
  • The provision of the data and similar may be canceled and the content of the data and similar may be changed according to the circumstances of the organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest.
  • Data and similar are scheduled to be provided until the end of the contest.
  • These Programs that are, or may be, contrary to public order/morals and these Programs judged by the organizer not to suit the intent of this Contest will not be judged.
  • The Intellectual Property Rights for this Program shall belong to the entrant. However, entrants shall provide the right for the organizer and co-sponsor to use these Programs, names and names of entrants indefinitely in paper and electronic media for publicity, advertising and announcements in and outside of Japan in the future.
  • Entrants can publicize the fact that they have entered these Programs into this Contest on their own websites, SNS and similar. However, entrants must not make false claims as though these Programs were developed by the organizer and co-sponsor for this Contest at that time.
  • Entrants must not use the data and similar for any purpose other than the development of this Program for this Contest and to enter this Contest.
  • If this Program disadvantages or impairs the reputation of the organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest, the organizer will immediately stop providing information to the entrant of the applicable Program.
  • Entrants cannot use the data and similar and the program for commercial purposes regardless of whether for profit or not.
  • If falsehoods are contained in an entry registration, the applicable Program will not be eligible for any award.
  • If it is not possible to notify the winning of an award to an entrant due to lack of communication or similar, the right to receive the award may be invalidated.
  • We will only use the information (e.g., name and contact details) described at the time of the entry to contact award winners, to announce award-winning programs and to make contact related to these programs among the organizer, co-sponsor, special cooperation, cooperation, supporting organizations and managing contractor of this Contest. However, this will not apply when using this Program, names and names of entrants in paper and electronic media for publicity, advertising and announcements in and outside of Japan in the future.
  • We cannot respond to inquiries concerning the progress of award selection.
  • Those involved with the organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest or those involved with the implementation of this Contest could not receive the award.
  • We may cancel this Contest without prior notice depending on the circumstances. Moreover, the organizer and co-sponsor of this Contest will have no obligation to compensate entrants for the applicable expenses, even if the expenses were incurred to enter in the event of cancellation.
  • Entrants shall develop this Program upon agreeing to this Entry Agreement and Usage Rules of the data and similar provided for this Contest.

API License Permission Rules

API User Permission Rules for Daiwa LogiTech’s “Intelligent Logistics Center: Logistics Robot Programming Contest” API User Permission Rules for Daiwa LogiTech’s “Intelligent Logistics Center: Logistics Robot Programming Contest” (hereinafter referred to as “this Agreement”)

has been established in regards to the data relating to Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System (hereinafter referred to as “this data”) to be published as open data and the use of the data related to Access Tokens and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data defined in Article 1 and Daiwa LogiTech’s “Intelligent Logistics Center: Logistics Robot Programming Contest API” that will be published by the organizer and co-sponsor for the purpose of the programing contest, a competition for developing the program to control the logistics robots effectively based on the criteria for examination using the published simulator.

Article 1 Definitions

  1. “Developer” shall refer to the entity (including individuals and corporations) that will use the Programming Contest API.
  2. “Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data” is the data provided by the organizer and co-sponsor to the Developer of this Contest.
  3. “This Program” shall refer to a program developed by the Developer using the Programming Contest API
  4. “Access Tokens” shall refer to character strings to be used in the Programming Contest API provided to the Developer by the organizer and co-sponsor.

Article 2 Use of the Programing Contest API, Access Tokens and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data

  1. The Developer may use the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data according to the provisions set forth in this Agreement in a non-assignable and non-exclusive manner by consenting to this Agreement upon registering his/her/its information according to the registration form.
  2. The Developer shall describe the necessary items on the contact form on the prescribed webpage designated by the organizer and co-sponsor.
  3. The Developer shall comply with the following items when using the Programming Contest API, Access Tokens and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data.
    1. The Developer shall use the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data according to this Agreement each time he/she/it accesses it.
    2. The Developer shall use the Programming Contest API, Access Token and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data according to this Agreement.
    3. If part or all of Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data is updated, the Developer shall immediately update Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data in this Program.
  4. The Developer shall guarantee that the content of Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data used in this Program shall accurately reflect the content of Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data provided by the organizer and co-sponsor.
  5. The Developer may combine Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data with data from other systems under the condition that this combination does not infringe upon the intellectual property rights and other rights of any third parties.
  6. The organizer and co-sponsor shall be able to change the format of the Programing Contest API, Access Tokens and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data at any time. However, if these formats are changed, the organizer and co-sponsor shall strive to provide advance notification to the e-mail address reported at the time the Developer registered the entry.
  7. The Developer shall not be given the Programming Contest API, Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data or any rights pertaining to these (including, but not limited to, intellectual property rights) by the organizer and co-sponsor, excluding the rights explicitly permitted in this Agreement.

Article 3 Copyright

  1. The copyright of this Program shall belong to the Developer of this Program.
  2. The Developer of this Program shall grant the use of this Program to the organizer, co-sponsor and those designated by the organizer or co-sponsor for the purpose of announcing, promoting, recording, publicizing and similar the activities of the organizer and co-sponsor through release, reproduction, distribution, public transmission, publication (including publication by an electronic method) or other method for free and perpetually.

Article 4 Intellectual Property Rights

  1. The right to receive industrial property rights (e.g. patents, utility models and designs) and intellectual property rights obtained based on these rights (hereinafter “Intellectual Property Rights”) shall belong to those specified in the following items in regards to all new technical results such as inventions, plans, designs and know-how (hereinafter “Inventions”) obtained from developing this Program.
    1. The Intellectual Property Rights for Inventions independently developed by the organizer and co-sponsor or Developer shall belong solely to the party that made the Inventions.
    2. The Intellectual Property Rights for Inventions developed jointly by the organizer, co-sponsor and Developer shall be shared by the organizer, co-sponsor and said Developer.
  2. The details concerning the Intellectual Property Rights to be shared by the organizer, co-sponsor and Developer based on the preceding paragraph shall be established through separate discussions.

Article 5 Period and Termination

  1. This Agreement shall apply from the time when the organizer and co-sponsor send the Developer a notification of agreement with regards to the notification of consent to this Agreement by the Developer.
  2. The use of the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data by the Developer based on this Agreement shall be terminated when the organizer and co-sponsor send the Developer a usage termination notification.
  3. The organizer and co-sponsor shall reserve the right to immediately terminate use of the Programing Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data by the Developer based on this Agreement through sending the Developer a usage termination notification at the following times: (1) When the Developer has violated this Agreement (2) When the information in Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data used in this Program by the Developer is inaccurate (3) When this Program is not in compliance with the intent of the purpose of providing the Programming Contest API, Access Tokens and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data described in the preamble of this Agreement (4) When it has been determined that this Program will disadvantage or impair the reputation of the organizer and co-sponsor
  4. The organizer and co-sponsor shall reserve the right to alter, suspend, stop, and terminate use of the Programing Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data to the Developer at any time through a notification to the said Developer for any reason.
  5. The Developer must immediately stop using the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data in this Program in the cases set forth in the preceding three paragraphs.
  6. When the organizer and co-sponsor have sent the usage termination notification of the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data to the Developer, the said Developer must delete all of Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data stored in the servers of the said Developer and must then not use Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data thereafter.
  7. The Developer shall understand that the organizer and co-sponsor shall accept absolutely no responsibility for any direct, incidental, consequential and indirect damages or any other damages arising from the termination, alteration, suspension or stoppage of the use of the Programming Contest API, Access Tokens and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data based on this article. The same shall also apply even if the organizer and co-sponsor have been informed about the possibility of such damages arising.

Article 6 Exemptions and Responsibilities

  1. The organizer and co-sponsor shall strive to maintain the accuracy of the information in the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data. However, the organizer and co-sponsor shall be exempt from responsibility as set forth in the following items because it may not always be possible to provide accurate information.
    1. The Developer shall understand that the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data shall be provided in its present condition AS IS.
    2. The Developer shall understand that the organizer and co-sponsor shall accept absolutely no responsibility for direct, incidental, consequential and indirect damages or any other damages arising from the use or inability to use the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data. The same shall also apply even if the organizer and co-sponsor have been informed about the possibility of such damages arising.
    3. The Developer shall understand that the organizer and co-sponsor shall provide absolutely no guarantee for the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data regardless of whether explicit or implicit, including implied guarantees with relation to marketability, compatibility with specific applications or non-infringement properties.
  2. The organizer and co-sponsor shall strive to ensure that Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data satisfies the following items.
    1. No content that slanders others, obscene content or other illegal content is contained in the data found in Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data.
    2. No computer viruses are contained in the data found in Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data.
  3. If the organizer and co-sponsor verify that an Access Token which is input when  the Programming Contest API is accessed matches with that provided to the Developer, the organizer and co-sponsor shall deem that the said Developer in question has used it even if the said input was made by a third party.
  4. The Developer shall appropriately manage the Access Tokens provided to him/her/it from the organizer and co-sponsor at his/her/its own responsibility.
  5. Even if the Access Token is used by someone other than the Developer due to its theft, misuse or other circumstances, the Developer shall consent to the fact that the organizer and co-sponsor shall accept absolutely no responsibility for any damages that arise as a result of its use in cases in which the organizer and co-sponsor are not responsible for this.

Article 7 Prohibitions

  1. The Developer shall be prohibited from the following acts except when he/she/it has the prior agreement in writing of the organizer and co-sponsor. The organizer and co-sponsor shall reserve the right to alter, suspend, stop, or terminate its use of the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data to a Developer if the organizer and co-sponsor determines that the Developer has committed one of these prohibited acts.
    1. Incorporating or updating Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data obtained by using the Programming Contest API into software, databases, applications, GIS systems or any other system not limited to this Program.
    2. Releasing, reproducing, redistributing or publically transmitting Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data obtained by using the Programming Contest API in a state that enables reuse by a third party.
    3. Releasing, reproducing, redistributing or publically transmitting the Programming Contest API and Access Tokens in a state that enables reuse by a third party.
    4. Releasing, reproducing, redistributing or publically transmitting this Program for profit.
    5. Using Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data in a way that disadvantages or impairs the reputation of the organizer and the co-sponsor.
    6. Disassembling or modifying Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data in a form that impairs its original meaning.
    7. Using the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, all trademarks belonging to the organizer and co-sponsor) when using the Programming Contest API and Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data.
    8. Using Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data for commercial purposes whether for profit or not.

Article 8 Changes

  1. The organizer and co-sponsor reserve the right to make changes to this Agreement at any time without any prior notice.
  2. The Developer must consent to this Agreement after it has been changed in order to use either the Programing Contest API, Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics System Open Data or both after this Agreement has been changed and a notification of this change is sent to the Developer by the organizer and co-sponsor.

Article 9 Compensation

  1. The Developer shall agree to make no claims for compensation or any other kinds of claims to the organizer and co-sponsor in regards to the acts of the organizer and co-sponsor that are exempted from responsibility in Paragraph 1 of Article 6.

Article 10 Separability

  1. Even if part of this Agreement has been determined to be invalid or unenforceable, if it is deemed possible for this Agreement to continue, the remainder of this Agreement shall continue to be fully effective.

Article 11 Privacy

  1. The Developer, organizer and co-sponsor shall comply with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Law No. 57 of May 30, 2003, and the Revised Personal Information Protection Law that revises this law and which has been fully enforced from May 30, 2017; hereinafter collectively the “Personal Information Protection Law”).
  2. The Developer, organizer, and co-sponsor shall establish appropriate privacy policies to achieve the preceding paragraph and shall follow the policies appropriately to prevent personal information from being misused, leaked or damaged. However, if the Developer does not qualify as a “personal information handling operator” as set forth in the Personal Information Protection Law, he/she/it shall be exempt from the creation of a privacy policy.

Article 12 Surviving Terms

  1. Article 3, Article 4, Article 6, Article 7, and Articles 9 to 14 shall remain effective even after the termination of this Agreement.

Article 13 Governing Law and Language

  1. The establishment, effectiveness and performance of this Agreement shall be ruled and interpreted according to Japanese law in full.

Article 14 Trial Jurisdiction

  1. If the need arises for litigation with respect to this Agreement, the Tokyo Summary Court or the Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance.



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The contest in the past

2016 Frameworx Logistics Open Data Contest
2017 Frameworx Next Generation Logistics Open Data Contest

Please send inquiries concerning the contest to the following

Secretariat of Daiwa LogiTech’s Logistics Robot Programming Contest
(YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory)

E-mail: support@daiwalogitech-contest.jp