[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] Call for Participation: IROS2017 Workshop on the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC)
We invite all that are interested to come to the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC) Workshop to be held as part of the IROS 2017 conference on September 24th in Vancouver, Canada.
ARIAC is a simulation-based competition designed to promote agility in industrial robot systems by utilizing the latest advances in artificial intelligence and robot planning. The goal is to enable industrial robots on the shop floors to be more productive, more autonomous, and more responsive to the needs of shop floor workers. The virtual nature of the competition enabled participation of teams affiliated with companies and research institutions from across three continents.
While autonomously completing pick-and-place kit assembly tasks, teams were presented with various agility challenges developed based on input from industry representatives. These challenges include failing suction grippers, notification of faulty parts, and reception of high-priority orders that would prompt teams to decide whether or not to reuse existing in-progress kits.
At the workshop, you will hear about the results of the ARIAC competition as well as from the the competition participants about their approaches to address real-world industrial robot challenges. You will also hear about the rationale for the design of the competition and our plans for future competitions.
If you would like to give a presentation about the types of robot agility challenges that you think should be included in future ARIAC competitions, please contact Craig Schlenoff at craig.schlenoff at nist.gov.
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Craig Schlenoff, Ph.D.
Group Leader, Cognition and Collaboration Group
Acting Group Leader, Sensing and Perception Systems Group
Associate Program Manager, Robotic Systems for Smart Manufacturing Program
Project Leader, Agility Performance for Robotic Systems Project
Chair, IEEE Ontologies for Robotics and Automation Standard Working Group
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
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