Kansas State's SLICK WILLIE

AI Magazine 

Robotics Team 1 from Kansas State University was the team that perfectly completed the Office Navigation event in the shortest time at the fifth Annual AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition, held as part of the Thirteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. The team, consisting of Michael Novak and Darrel Fossett, developed its code in an undergraduate softwareengineering course. The team, consisting of Michael Novak and Darrel Fossett, accomplished the complete Office Navigation event perfectly. In both the second and the final rounds, the software achieved the maximum points for successfully completing the event without hitting obstacles, hitting walls, incorrectly estimating the time for the meeting, or failing to enter rooms. The time for completion of the task was less than one-third the time of the only other team to perfectly complete the task.