14th F1TENTH Autonomous Grand Prix

2023 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2023)
Calender Oct 1st - 5th 2023
Location Huntington Place, Detroit, MI, USA

14th F1TENTH Autonomous Grand Prix

F1TENTH Autonomous Racing is a semi-regular competition organized by an international community of researchers, engineers, and autonomous systems enthusiasts. The teams participating in 14th F1TENTH Grand Prix at IROS 2023 will build a 1:10 scaled autonomous race car according to a given specification and write software for it to fulfill the objectives for the competition: Don’t crash and minimize laptime.

At IROS 2023 will host an In-person competition: The main focus of the 14th F1TENTH Autonomous Grand Prix is an in-person competition with physical cars. Each team will bring their own F1TENTH car and write the software for their car. The teams have access to a detailed build manual and can use open-source software that helps them to get started with the car. The organizers provide the race setup (rules, submissions, guidelines), the track, and related infrastructure and organize the race itself. For the competitions, teams first take part in a qualification in order to determine seeding. The teams need to demonstrate that they are able to compete in a time trial on the map without any obstacles as well as finish the laps without collision on the same map with obstacles that are unknown prior to run time. Afterward, the teams compete in a knockout phase in head-to-head racing in an intense battle with their autonomous driving algorithms. Since vehicles and hardware are standardized, teams must develop robust perception, planning, and control algorithms that can deal with the uncertainties of a new track and new competitors. The Grand Prix phase pits competitors against each other on the same track.


Rahul Mangharam
Associate Professor
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Johannes Betz
Assistant Professor
Department of Mobility Systems Engineering
Technical University of Munich
Venkat Krovi
Michelin Chair Professor
Department of Automotive Engineering
Clemson University
Hongrui Zheng
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Pennsylvania


Partial support provided by NSF Grant CNS 1925500 & 1925587
CCRI: MEDIUM: Collaborative Research: F1/10 RACECAR: Community Platforms for Safe, Secure and Coordinated Autonomy