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Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition

Concept Drawing of the ARIAC 2021 Environment

A Concept Drawing of the ARIAC 2021 Environment

Credit: William Harrison

 Latest Updates

15 September 2021

ARIAC 2021 Workshop

We are happy to announce the date and a preliminary Agenda for the ARIAC 2021 Workshop:

Date: Tuesday, 05 October 2021
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm (Eastern US Time)  1500 - 1900 UTC

Preliminary Schedule:
First Session (approximately an hour): Introductions and presentations by the participating teams
Short Break
Second Session (approximately an hour): Presentations from judges and/or representatives from Industry
Short Break
Third Session (approximately an hour): Presentations by the NIST Team and Future of the Competition

This will be an online held through WebEx. The connection details are below.

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07 July 2021

ARIAC 2021 Results

We are happy to announce the results of the 2021 ARIAC Competition:

  1. Team Reaper, Peng Zeng, Guangxi Wan, Qingwei Dong, Tong Zhang, Xiaoting Dong, Yunpeng He, Yongchao Feng, Shenyang Institute of Automation,Chinese Academy of Sciences, NCS Lab, Intelligent Manufacturing System Group (Link coming soon: http://ncs.sia.cn/Article/ShowArticle.asp?ArticleID=219 ) (1st Place)
  2. Team TheItalianJob, Gerardo Puga, Ekumen, https://www.ekumenlabs.com/ (2nd Place)
  3. Team Sirius, (3rd Place, $10,000 prize)
  4. Team Boston University ECE, Matthew Boyd, Tom Panenko, Forest Song, Eshed Ohn-Bar, Boston University Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (4th Place, $5,000 prize)
  5. Team UTA Robotic Vision Lab, Minh Tram and William Beksi, University of Texas at Arlington, http://rvl.uta.edu (5th Place, $2,500 prize)
  6. Team DRC Chargers, Rohith Venkataramanan , Arya Sasikumar, Iniyan Sasikumar, Sasikumar Allidurai, Dublin Robotics Cub www.dublinroboticsclub.com (6th Place)

The scoring was performed based on a combination of performance, efficiency and cost metrics across the trials, in addition to the results from a panel of three Judges.

Congratulations to all the participating teams on their innovative solutions to the problems posed by the ARIAC 2021 Competition.


04 February 2021

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend our ARIAC 2021 Launch Telecon! 

This Friday (05 February 2021) is the release date for the Software and the Specifications over on https://github.com/usnistgov/ARIAC/tree/ariac2021

As a reminder, any questions can be sent in to ariac [at] nist.gov and if you want to register to be able to compete this year and to receive our emails about the competition, go to bit.ly/ariac2021

We look forward to seeing the interesting solutions that teams come up with for this year's competition!


13 January 2021

ARIAC 2021 is getting closer! See below for details on the Launch Telecon!

This year's competition will be a Prize competition again with the same prize levels as previous years:

  • 1st Place: $10,000
  • 2nd Place: $5,000
  • 3rd Place: $2,500

As the time of the Launch Telecon gets nearer, we will release the Specifications for ARIAC 2021 on the GitHub site for ARIAC, which can be found at https://github.com/usnistgov/ARIAC/tree/master 

We will be holding the Launch Telecon on 03 February 2021 at 1:30 pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)

More ways to join:
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Good luck and watch this site for more news upcoming for ARIAC 2021!


22 September 2020

ARIAC 2021 is coming! We are planning on this year being a prize competition again with similar prizes as previous years. More details to come as they are finalized.

Here is a rough timeline of what things are coming up! (Dates are approximate and subject to change as circumstances change)

20 November 2020 - Announcement of the Planned Challenges for ARIAC 2021

Late Jan/Early Feb 2021 - Launch Telecon with NIST ARIAC Developers and Potential Competitors

Early February 2021 - Further Details of the Challenges released to Potential Competitors

22-26 March 2021 - Smoke Test Week before Qualifier Round

26-30 April 2021 - Qualifier Round

17-21 May 2021 - Smoke Test before Final Round

24-28 May 2021 - Final Round

 

Also, for those interested in publishing their work for past ARIAC submissions, the Elsevier Robotics & Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Journal Special Issue on Agile Robotics for Industrial Applications article submission deadline has been extended to November 1, 2020. 

The Call for Papers can be found at: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/robotics-and-computer-integrated-manufacturing/call-for-papers/special-issue-on-agile-robotics-for-industrial-applications

The Submission Website can be found it: https://www.editorialmanager.com/rcim/default.aspx (please select VSI:Agile Industrial Robotics for the “Article Type” step in the submission process)

Good luck and watch this site for more news upcoming for ARIAC 2021!


09 July 2020

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and make the ARIAC Workshop a great success! The ARIAC Team got a lot of good feedback and ideas for the future of the competition. Over the next couple of months, we will be going through these ideas and coming up with the plans for next year's competition. Make sure to come back here in September to see what is in store for ARIAC 2021 or email ariac [at] nist.gov to make sure that you receive an email about our plans!


02 July 2020

The ARIAC Team will be holding a workshop for the ARIAC 2020 Competition and to discuss the future of ARIAC on Monday 06 July 2020. More details can be found at the Workshop Link to the left or at https://www.nist.gov/el/intelligent-systems-division-73500/agile-robotics-industrial-automation-competition/workshop


01 June 2020

We are happy to announce the results of the 2020 ARIAC Competition:

  1. Team Virsli, Laszlo Bojtos, Attila Vidacs, Jozsef Peto, Gergely Matyas, Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME VIK TMIT), HSN Lab, Cloud Robotics Group (1st Place, $10,000 prize)
  2. Team Sirius, (2nd Place, $5,000 prize)
  3. Team RuBot, ARCL, Rutgers University (3rd Place, $2,500 prize)
  4. Team PackSwiftly, Steven Gray (4th Place)
  5. Team irgum, Andras Polgar (5th Place)

The scoring was performed based on a combination of performance, efficiency and cost metrics across the trials, in addition to the results from a panel of three Judges.

Congratulations to all the participating teams on their innovative solutions to the problems posed by the ARIAC 2020 Competition.

Highlight Videos from the 2020 ARIAC Competition
Highlight Videos from the 2020 ARIAC Competition
Some highlights from the 2020 NIST-led Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC). This is the fourth year of the competition, which included robots navigating around human workers and a dual-armed robot on a gantry.

23 April 2020

The deadline for submission of your code for the qualifiers is this Friday, April 24 at 11:59 pm Pacific Time.

Make sure to visit the news page on the github for the latest details about the code and competition details. 

https://github.com/usnistgov/ARIAC/blob/master/wiki/misc/updates.md


20 March 2020

Make sure to visit the news page on the github for the latest details about the code and competition details. 

https://github.com/usnistgov/ARIAC/blob/master/wiki/misc/updates.md


03 March 2020

The environment for ARIAC 2020 is being released today!  Please go find more info at https://github.com/usnistgov/ARIAC

 


04 February 2020

ARIAC 2020 is ramping up now!  Check back here for more information in the coming weeks as the details are confirmed.

Register here to get updates as soon as they're available!

We are planning on this being a prize competition as it has been in the previous years, so there will likely again be $17,500 in prize money spread among the top 3 finishers.

Dates of the Competition:

  • Qualifier Begins: April 6, 2020
  • Qualifier Ends: April 10, 2020
  • Competition Testing Period Begins: May 11, 2020
  • Competition Testing Period Ends: 5:00 PM, EDT (UTC-05:00), May 22, 2020

Check back here soon for more details!

 


 

Created September 16, 2016, Updated September 17, 2021