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Assessing Industrial Robot agility through international competitions



Anthony Downs, Zeid Kootbally, William Harrison, Pavlo Piliptchak, Brian Antonishek, Murat Aksu, Craig I. Schlenoff


Manufacturing and Industrial Robotics have reached a point where in order to be more useful to small and medium sized manufacturers, the systems must become more agile and able to adapt to changes in the environment. This paper describes the process for creating and the lessons learned over multiple years of the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC) being run by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing


performance evaluation, industrial robotics, artificial intelligence, agility, competitions


Downs, A. , Kootbally, Z. , Harrison, W. , Piliptchak, P. , Antonishek, B. , Aksu, M. and Schlenoff, C. (2021), Assessing Industrial Robot agility through international competitions, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, [online],, (Accessed June 17, 2024)


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Created August 31, 2021, Updated October 14, 2021