The AAAI 2005 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

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The Fourteenth Annual AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition was held at the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in July 2005. This year marked a change in the venue format from a conference hall to a hotel, which changed how the robot event was run. As a result, the robots were much more visible to the attendees of the AAAI conference than in previous years. This allowed teams that focused on human-robot interaction to have many more opportunities to interact with people. This article describes the events that were held at the conference, including the Scavenger Hunt, Open Interaction, Robot Challenge, and Robot Exhibition.


The AAAI 2006 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

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The Fifteenth Annual AAAI Robot Competition and Exhibition was held at the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Boston, Massachusetts, in July 2006. This article describes the events that were held at the conference, including the Scavenger Hunt, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Exhibition. The robot competition and exhibition has a long tradition of demonstrating innovative research in robotics (Rybski et al. 2006, Smart et al. 2005, Balch and Yanco 2005). From new approaches to canonical robotics problems to groundbreaking research in emerging areas, the robot program provides a forum for a diverse range of projects in mobile robotics. Recent years have witnessed a rise in the accessibility of mobile robot platforms with reasonably capable platforms being available for relatively low cost (Dodds and Tribblehorn 2006, Dodds et al. 2004) and not requiring a substantial effort to build hardware (Veloso et al. 2006) or software (Blank et al. 2003, Touretzky and Tira-Thompson 2005) architectures.


The AAAI 2006 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

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The Fifteenth Annual AAAI Robot Competition and Exhibition was held at the Twenty-First National Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Boston, Massachusetts, in July 2006. This article describes the events that were held at the conference, including the Scavenger Hunt, Human Robot Interaction, and Robot Exhibition.


The 2004 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

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The thirteenth AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition was once again collocated with AAAI-2204, in San Jose, California. As in previous years, the robot events drew competitors from both academia and industry to showcase state-ofthe-art mobile robot software and systems in four organized events. The primary purpose of the Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition is to bring together researchers and students from academe and industry to showcase the latest state-of-the-art mobile robot capabilities. This year saw the return of the Rescue Robot Competition, the Mobile Robot Exhibition, and the Robot Challenge, and the addition of a new event, the Open Interaction Event. For the fifth time, the Rescue Robot Competition was run at AAAI, helping raise awareness of the unique challenges involved in urban search and rescue (USAR) operations.


The 2004 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

AI Magazine

The thirteenth AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition was once again collocated with AAAI-2204, in San Jose, California. As in previous years, the robot events drew competitors from both academia and industry to showcase state-ofthe- art mobile robot software and systems in four organized events.