We are going digital for the 2021 challenge!

The first edition of the Njord challenge will be fully digital. This will enable contestants from all over the world to participate. Illustration by: Julian André Vedeler

We are excited to announce that the first ever Njord - Autonomous Ship Challenge will take place in August 2021, and will be fully digital! This will allow teams from all over the world to step up to our challenge. The competition will culminate with the teams being invited to Trondheim to meet each other, witness their own simulations in real time, and ultimately crown the winner!

Our goal has always been to facilitate innovation and creativity, and therefore we have chosen a brand new, open source Unity platform to run the simulation environment. In this fashion, teams are encouraged to use whatever systems or languages they are most comfortable with, without any limitations. All participants will receive access to the same model ship outfitted with virtual sensors, creating an equal foundation to base their work on.

We look forward to meeting all students interested in the challenge, and we can’t wait to see what they can accomplish!

August 1, 2020
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