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 Title: Proceedings of the SPIE Defense Security and Sensing, Orlando, FL, April 13-17, 2009.
Conference Dates: April 13-17, 2009
Conference Location: Orlando, FL
Pub Type: Conferences
manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, competitions, planning, traffic management, autonomous mobility