[robotics-worldwide] [news] New Release of ARIAC 2020 Software - $10, 000 First Prize

Aksu, Murat (Fed) murat.aksu at nist.gov
Sat Mar 7 08:55:12 PST 2020

Dear Robotics Enthusiasts,

We're happy to announce that new release of the software for competing in the 2020 Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC) is currently available. You can access the software, competition documentation, installation instructions and tutorials for the software at the following link:


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. Because the competition will be held virtually, there is no need to travel to compete. The competition will use the Gazebo simulation tool. More information can be found at https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.nist.gov/ariac__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!-A77-cfFSdENrQjuw51IJ71sRnyOhlCUTxjlb-zQ6BqtzKJZvAANslwKX6Qe8YBYxmUM5otP$ <https://urldefense.com/v3/__http://www.nist.gov/ariac__;!!LIr3w8kk_Xxm!-A77-cfFSdENrQjuw51IJ71sRnyOhlCUTxjlb-zQ6BqtzKJZvAANslwKX6Qe8YBYxmUM5otP$ >.

Winners will be determined through automated metrics as well as a panel of three judges comprised of representatives from Amazon, Open Robotics, and the Boeing Company. As with previous years, this will be a prize competition with first place receiving $10K, second place receiving $5K, and third place receiving $2.5K.


Murat Aksu
Electronics Engineer
Intelligent Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 8230
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8230

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