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Hack My Robot

The Hack My Robot Challenge aims to raise awareness about the cybersecurity aspects of increasingly digitalized construction environments with a particular focus on robotics. 2022 marks the first year of this challenge, and the students who want to learn more about operational technology security, robotics, and construction technologies are invited to attend. This year’s focus is on autonomous site monitoring systems. The participants will be challenged to come up with ideas to compromise the data and operations of the given robotic system considering the characteristics of construction sites.

This challenge is organized by the S.M.A.R.T. Construction Research Group with the support and collaboration from the Center for Cybersecurity (CCS) at NYUAD and the Center for AI and Robotics (CAIR) at NYUAD. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in any university in the MENA region.

Challenge Writers

competition timeline

15 August 2022
30 September 2022
3 October 2022
12  October 2022
9-12 November 2022
Qualification Round and Registrations Start
Qualification Round and Registrations Deadline
Finalist Notification
Finalist Teams Receiving the Robots
Final Demos & Presentations

2022 competition organizers

2022 Winners
2021 Finalists

2022 winners

Congratulations to our 2022 Winners
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