[robotics-worldwide] 2010 AAAI Robotics Workshop and Exhibition

Anderson, Monica Anderson at cs.ua.edu
Tue Jul 6 10:00:31 PDT 2010

2010 AAAI Robotics Workshop and Exhibition
Westin Peachtree
Atlanta GA, USA
July 12-15


For those attending AAAI 2010 next week, we invite you to join us for
the AAAI 2010 Robotics Workshop  (July 12) and  AAAI Robotics
Exhibition (July 13-15). Information about the event (including the
schedule) is available online at:


The AAAI 2010 Robotics Workshop features talks by all robotics
exhibitors as well as invited talks by:

 Robert Kohout (DARPA)
 Sven Koenig (NSF)

and a "Enabling intelligence through Middleware" panel to discuss the
role of middleware in expanding robotics research.   Panelists
represent many mainstream middleware packages including:

* Robot Operating System (Morgan Quigley - Stanford)
* YARP (Giorgio Metta-University of Genova)
* BotSense: An open-source middleware framework for uniting and
enabling intelligent robotic systems   (Kim Wheeler - Road Narrows)
* Building large robot systems with LCM (Edwin Olson-University of Michigan)
* Tekkotsu (Dave Touretzky-CMU)
* CAST (Nick Hawes-University of Birmingham)

The AAAI 2010 Robotics Exhibition features three competitions that
showcase embodied intelligence including:
* Learning By Demonstration Challenge(Sonia Chernova - Co-Chair)
* Student Competition  (Zach Dodds - Co-Chair)
* Small-scale Manipulation: Tabletop Chess Challenge  (Dave Touretzky - CoChair)

Monica Anderson (University of Alabama)
Andrea Thomaz (Georgia Tech)

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