[robotics-worldwide] CFP: AAAI 2010 Learning by Demonstration Challenge
chernova at mit.edu
Thu Nov 5 07:06:32 PST 2009
AAAI 2010 Robot Learning by Demonstration Challenge
July 11-15, 2010
Atlanta, GA, USA
Call for Participation
The 2010 AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence will be hosting
the second annual exhibit and challenge
on robot Learning by Demonstration (LbD). The purpose of this event
is to bring together research and
commercial groups to demonstrate complete platforms performing LbD
tasks. Our long-term aim is to define
increasingly challenging experiments for future LbD events and greater
scientific understanding of the area.
We welcome contributions that demonstrate physically embodied robots
learning a task or skill from a human
teacher. This year’s LbD Challenge will consist of two components:
1) Individual demonstrations using live hardware and/or short
video presentations showcasing Learning
by Demonstration abilities. Participants will be able to
demonstrate their own unique demo highlighting
the abilities of their robot.
2) Optional challenge event in which all participants will perform
an object relocation task that involves
teaching the robot to move an object from one place to another.
Each participating team will be
provided with sample objects for practice in the weeks before the
event. Due to differences in
embodiment and learning algorithms, we expect to see a wide
variety of approaches for performing the
target behavior. A video showcasing the results will be compiled
by the event organizers.
The LbD Challenge will be held July 11-15, 2010 as part of the AAAI
Robotics Exhibition and Workshop.
Please visit the challenge website for the latest information: http://web.media.mit.edu/~chernova/aaai2010lbd
Those interested in contributing should submit a 1-2 page proposal, by
March 1, 2010, containing the following
• the names and affiliation of the exhibitors
• summary of objectives and methods of the underlying research
• description of the LbD demonstration
• statement of intent of participation in the organized challenge
• citations to relevant or supporting papers
• if proposing a live hardware demonstration, a list and short
description of the hardware you will be
using at the Challenge.
Please email submissions to aaai2010lbd at googlemail.com Notifications
of acceptance will be sent by
May 1st, 2010. Participants interested in the optional challenge
event are encouraged to contact the organizers
for additional information.
Travel support may be possible for selected participants, depending on
available funds and level of demand.
Sonia Chernova, MIT Media Lab (chernova at media.mit.edu)
Monica Anderson, University of Alabama (anderson at cs.ua.edu)
Andrea L. Thomaz, Georgia Tech (athomaz at cc.gatech.edu)
Personal Robots Group
M.I.T. Media Lab
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