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ARIAC Results

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.


ARIAC 2020 Results

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.


ARIAC 2019 Results

We are happy to announce the results of the 2019 ARIAC Competition:

  1. Team Sirius. Dan Barry, Denbar Robotics. (1st Place, $10,000 prize)
  2. Team RuBot. Siwei Feng, Rutgers University (2nd Place, $5,000 prize)
  3. Team PackSwiftly. Steven Gray (3rd Place, $2,500 prize)

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 2019 Competition.


ARIAC 2018 Results

We are happy to announce the results of the 2018 ARIAC Competition:

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 2018 Competition.


ARIAC 2017 Results

We are happy to announce the final results of the first annual Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC).

While autonomously completing pick-and-place kit assembly tasks, teams were presented with various agility challenges developed based on input from industry representatives. These challenges include failing suction grippers, notification of faulty parts, and reception of high-priority orders that would prompt teams to decide whether or not to re-use existing in-progress kits.

The diversity in the teams’ strategies and the impact of their sensor configurations can be seen in the video of highlights from the finals:

https://vimeo.com/224134238

Scoring was performed based on a combination of performance, efficiency and cost metrics over 15 trials. The overall standings of the top teams are as follows.

First place: Realization of Robotics Systems, University of Southern California

Second place: FIGMENT, Pernambuco Federal Institute of Education, Science, and Technology / Federal University of Pernambuco

Third place: TeamCase, Case Western Reserve University

Top-performing teams will be presenting at IROS 2017 in Vancouver, Canada in a workshop held on Sunday, September 24th. Details for interested parties are available at https://www.nist.gov/el/intelligent-systems-division-73500/agile-robotics-industrial-automation-competition-ariac

The IROS workshop is open to all, even those that did not compete. In addition to having presentations about approaches used in the competition, we will also be exploring plans for future competitions. If you would like to give a presentation about agility challenges you would like to see in future competitions, please contact craig.schlenoff [at] nist.gov (Craig Schlenoff).

Congratulations to all teams that participated in the competition. We look forward to seeing you in Vancouver!

Created July 20, 2017, Updated July 8, 2021