We are proud to announce the first ever Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC). The competition is a joint effort between the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering (CASE) and NIST's Intelligent Systems Division. We are in the process of planning this simulation-based competition which is designed to promote robot agility by utilizing the latest advances in artificial intelligence and robot planning. We invite you to become a part of the planning of this first ever competition. Involvement may include but is not limited to:
A core focus on this competition is to test the agility of industrial robot systems, with the goal of enabling industrial robots on your shop floors to be more productive, more autonomous, and to require less time from shop floor workers. In this context, we define agility broadly to address:
Competition participants will be using the latest advances in artificial intelligence and robot planning and control to tackle these challenges, which will then be released in the public domain for you to evaluate on your shop floor. We want to ensure that the challenges that they address are truly representative of the challenges you are facing in your company. As such, we ask for your input in helping to define these challenges.
Develop performance metrics, information models, test methods, and protocols to enable manufacturers to assess and assure the agility performance of their robot systems
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