[robotics-worldwide] CFP: AAAI Robot Chess Manipulation Challenge
mstilman at cc.gatech.edu
Sat Mar 19 09:01:59 PDT 2011
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION for the AAAI 2011
Small-Scale Robot Manipulation Challenge: ROBOT CHESS
When: August 7-11
Where: AAAI 2011 San Francisco
(Including Videos from 2010 Chess Competition)
Fourteen years ago Deep Blue defeated the world chess champion. Yet, it
was humans moving the pieces! Fine, dexterous manipulation in uncertain
environments remains an open challenge for robotics. Motivated by this
challenge we invite roboticists to face off in the 2nd Robot Chess
Competition. Winning teams will be the ones that shows the greatest skill
at perceiving the world state, successfully manipulating chess pieces and
recovering from real-world interference and uncertainty.
The AAAI-2011 Small-Scale Manipulation Challenge focuses on perception and
dextrous manipulation of small, light-weight objects, so that robots of
any size can compete. This year the domain will again be chess. There will
be two divisions: a mobile manipulation division for robots that can
navigate on a tabletop, and an unlimited division for fixed-base arms and
human-scale mobile platforms.
Qualification materials are due April 15, 2011.
These consist of a two page abstract describing the robot platform and
technical approach being used, and a brief video demonstrating that the
robot is able to move a chess piece.
Interested groups: Please contact the organizers any time to discuss your
plans and proposed platforms. We are looking to make this an exciting
David S. Touretzky (Carnegie Mellon University) (dst at cs.cmu.edu)
Mike Stilman (Georgia Institute of Technology) (mstilman at cc.gatech.edu)
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