InoCrowd Challenge - Object Removal "RoadSafe"

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$5,000 USD
Challenge under evaluation

Challenge overview

OVERVIEW

InoCrowd are hosting an open innovation Challenge around the removal of hazards associated with manual road object removal.

The Seeker is seeking innovative solutions to automate the process of removing objects and run-over animals from roads to enhance employee safety and reduce the risk of serious accidents that may compromise the physical well-being of our collaborators.

Can you help InoCrowd source solutions that will keep employees safe and better clear roads around the world?

 

Login or register to start solving this Challenge! After logging in, click ‘View Challenge Details’ to submit your solution on the InoCrowd platform

This is a Prize Challenge which requires a written proposal to be submitted. More details around award, Intellectual Property (IP) rights, and treatment of solutions is available on the InoCrowd Challenge page and process documentation.
 

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on October 10, 2023. 

Late submissions will not be considered.

N.B. The Prize for this Challenge is in Euros (€), not dollars.

 

ABOUT THE SEEKER & ELIGIBILITY

InoCrowd specializes in providing services to generate ideas and solve problems, based on its own interactive open innovation technological platform, which reaches a network of experts from around the world, to accelerate and enhance innovation in companies investing in research and development (R&D).

Anyone can participate in this Challenge, with more details available on InoCrowd’s platform.

 

THE CHALLENGE

Background

Roads are prone to various objects such as debris, fallen branches from trees, abandoned vehicles, construction materials, car parts, mattresses, mid-sized run-over animals, and other obstacles that pose significant safety risks to motorists and pedestrians. Traditional manual methods of removing these objects require workers to be exposed to potentially hazardous environments, making them susceptible to accidents, injuries, and even fatalities.

As the Seeker organization strives for efficiency and safety, Solvers are asked to develop solutions that can deploy innovative technologies to mitigate hazards associated with manual road object removal.

 

SOLUTION REQUIREMENTS & ACCEPTANCE CRITERIA

The primary objective of this challenge is to develop an automated solution that can efficiently and safely remove objects from roads without the direct involvement of human workers. The solution should prioritize employee safety, ensuring that they are not exposed to dangerous road conditions during the object removal process.

The proposed automated solution should ensure that workers are not required to physically cross the street or step out of their vehicles during the object removal process. This will minimize their exposure to oncoming traffic and potential hazards.

InoCrowd is primarily interested in solutions with expected benefits described in more detail on the InoCrowd platform. The Seeker is also not interested in solutions that have an adverse environmental impact, utilise a mobile application, or include towing any trailer/other sort of equipment.

Your submission should meet these minimum must-have requirements in order to be considered for the €5,000 award:

  1. Safety Measures - Effectiveness of safety features and risk reduction for employees.
  2. Detection and Identification - Accuracy and speed of object detection and identification.
  3. Object Removal - Efficiency and safety of the object removal process.
  4. Scalability - The solution's adaptability to different scenarios and scalability potential.
  5. Cost-effectiveness - Feasibility and affordability of implementing the solution.

 

YOUR SUBMISSION

For more details on your submission, start solving now by clicking 'View Challenge Details' and entering the Challenge on the InoCrowd platform.

Submissions to this Challenge must be received by 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time) on October 10, 2023. 

 

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