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Publication Citation: Advancing Manufacturing Research Through Competitions

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Author(s): Stephen B. Balakirsky; Rajmohan Madhavan;
Title: Advancing Manufacturing Research Through Competitions
Published: April 17, 2009
Abstract: Competitions provide a technique for building interest and collaboration in targeted research areas. This paper will present a new competition that aims to increase collaboration amongst Universities, automation end-users, and automation manufacturers through a virtual competition. The virtual nature of the competition allows for reduced infrastructure requirements while maintaining realism in both the robotic equipment deployed and the scenarios. Details of the virtual environment as well as the competitions objectives, rules, and scoring metrics will be presented.
Proceedings: Proceedings of the SPIE Defense Security and Sensing, Orlando, FL, April 13-17, 2009.
Location: Orlando, FL
Dates: April 13-17, 2009
Keywords: manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, competitions, planning, traffic management, autonomous mobility
Research Areas: Simulation, Metrology and Standards for Manufacturing Equipment, Robotics, Mobility, Academic, Manufacturing
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