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The 1997 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

AI Magazine

In July 1997, the Sixth Annual American Association for Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition was held. The competition consisted of four new events: (1) Find Life on Mars; (2) Find the Remote; (3) Home Vacuum; and (4) Hors d'Oeuvres, Anyone? The robot exhibition was the largest in AAAI history. This article presents the history, motivation, and contributions for the event. Based on the successes of the five earlier AAAI competitions, it was decided that introducing less structure into the competition venues would be more challenging, and indeed it was. Four new events were held: (1) Find Life on Mars; (2) Find the Remote; (3) Home Vacuum; and (4) Hors d'Oeuvres, Anyone? Each event posed new and different challenges to the robot team competitors than the officeenvironment tasks of past events. In this issue of AI Magazine, a series of articles describes the individual events and their results, often with associated profiles of winners and highlights of ...


The 1997 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

AI Magazine

In July 1997, the Sixth Annual Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition was held. The competition consisted of four new events: (1) Find Life on Mars; (2) Find the Remote; (3) Home Vacuum; and (4) Hors d'Oeuvres, Anyone? The robot exhibition was the largest in AAAI history. This article presents the history, motivation, and contributions for the event.


ERRATIC Competes with the Big Boys

AI Magazine

I detail the robot's history and describe the perceptual and control architecture. The success of the robot is highlighted in a description of the robot's performance during the competition.


Ten Years of the AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition

AI Magazine

"Neats and scruffies alike were mesmerized by the animal-like responses of the robots demonstrated there," says Bonasso. "At the end of "This won't be a slick, polished competition. Over the AAAI Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition years, the event and AI Magazine have served as was born. The event has endured to a venue for this and several other intellectual become the oldest AIcentric robotics competition debates, including sensing versus modeling, in the world. As we near the end of our color-based versus shape-based object recognition, first decade, it seems worthwhile to reflect on and reactive control versus symbolic what the origins of the event were, how it has planning for robot navigation (Balch et al. evolved, and where it is headed. The contest immediately took on two important but apparently conflicting roles: First, it provided a target for research in AI and robotics; in Pete Bonasso's words, the event was cast "in the spirit of trying to develop as animate, responsive, and intelligent robot behavior as possible" (Dean and Bonasso 1993).