Cybathlon is an international competition organized by ETH Zurich and the first cybathlon was held on 8th October, 2016 in Switzerland. The aim of this competition is to provide a platform for the development of novel assistive technologies that are useful for daily life. Pilots who are disabled and use technologies to overcome their disability compete against each other. The pilot of our team won 4th place in the powered wheelchair discipline by using the vehicle that we have developed. In this paper, the performance of the vehicle is evaluated and compared with those of others (gold medal team's vehicle and silver medal team's vehicle). In addition, lessons learned for development of a device for cybathlon are discussed.
This paper studies process evaluation of robot development projects. We propose quantitative method to evaluate whether the projects advanced to social experiment, and to analyze the causes of failure. With Proposal Analysis Method, proposals for future similar developments are gathered across four development projects presented by project staffs according to their actual experience. By analyzing numbers of the proposals classified with phases, categories and causes, problems of the process can be extracted, which are delay, disoriented development and so on. This method is suitable for robot development project with short time span such as counter disaster and Olympic.