[robotics-worldwide] CFP: Robot Challenge Events at AAAI 2011

Andrea Thomaz athomaz at cc.gatech.edu
Tue Oct 5 12:01:45 PDT 2010

Call for Proposals:
The AAAI 2011 Robotics Program is soliciting proposals for challenge events.  
Submit your proposal by Oct 29 to (aaai11-robotics at googlegroups.com).

The robotics program at AAAI has a long tradition of demonstrating innovative research at the intersection of robotics and artificial intelligence.  It strives to be a venue that pushes the science of embodied AI forward. Over the past few years a central point of the event has been the discussion of common research platforms and software, with the primary goal of focusing the research community’s energy toward common challenge tasks.

For example, two such challenge events were held at AAAI this past summer:  In the small-scale manipulation challenge four teams demonstrated systems playing robotic chess (organized by David Touretzky and Monica Anderson). In the Learning by Demonstration challenge three teams demonstrated systems learning a block sorting task (organized by Sonia Chernova). 

We invite you to propose a robotics challenge event to be held at AAAI in San Francisco next summer. If your challenge is accepted, your responsibilities as chair of that event would include: Soliciting participation in the event, Working with the AAAI 2011 robotics chairs on organizational details, Organizing the challenge on-site at AAAI 2011

As a description of your proposed event, please send a "call for entries" to your challenge to (aaai11-robotics at googlegroups.com): 
Oct 29 ----- Challenge proposals due
Nov 8 ------ Notification of acceptance

Robotics Event Timeline: 
Nov: Challenges announced
Feb:  Submissions/intention to participate due
Aug: Robotics event in San Francisco

Any questions about the event can be directed to (athomaz at cc.gatech.edu).

Andrea L. Thomaz
Chair, AAAI 2011 Robotics Program

Andrea Thomaz
Asst. Professor, Interactive Computing
Georgia Institute of Technology

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