The selection process has not been easy, as the caliber of the entries received was outstanding! The creativity and ingenuity on display has been truly impressive, and, as you can see from the list of finalists, we received entries from all over the world.
Six finalists have been selected. Each finalist and their solution will be profiled in more detail on the RealVNC blog in the next six weeks before the winner and runners up are revealed on the 6th of November.
The finalists are (in no particular order):
Mikhail Grushinskiy (United States)
Entry name: Bareboat Necessities Marine OS for raspberry pi
Shohreh Kia (Germany)
Entry name: Conveyor Belt Monitoring
Additional Team Members: Prof. Benjamin Leiding, Prof. Daniel Goldmann, and Alexander Gaun
Kevin McAleer (United Kingdom)
Entry name: Bubo-2T the Steampunk owl with AI
Kunikatsu Takase (Japan)
Project name: Teleoperation of a Robotic Grabber for Personal Use via Internet
Additional Team Members: Hironobu Takahashi and Takashi Yoshimi
Designed to be used in hospitals or to provide patients care at home, the robotic grabber can grab objects, carry them to a patient’s bedside and release them.
A Raspberry Pi controls the grabber, which has three articulation points, two grabbing fingers, and a monitoring camera. RealVNC Connect enables operators to assist patients remotely, allowing the carers to help patients in quarantine to receive better care, or possibly reduce the need for some in-person visits to patients in receiving care at home.
Dan Nicholson (United Kingdom)
Entry name: Modular Companion Robot
Zohar Stephan Shalev (Israel)
Project name: Guitarobot
Additional Team Member: Ilya Kuntsevich
We would like to wish all finalists good luck and thank everyone who entered the 2023 RealVNC Raspberry Pi Prize. Look out for our announcement of the winner on November 6th!