[Please note that, due to the current partial US government shutdown, the plans laid out below are subject to change.]
We are happy to announce that registration for the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC) 2019 will soon be open! Qualifiers are expected to begin in early March 2019 and the final competition will be held in May 2019.
ARIAC is a simulation-based competition designed to promote agility in industrial robot systems by leveraging the latest advances in artificial intelligence and robot planning. The goal is to enable industrial robots on shop floors to be more productive, more autonomous, and more responsive to the needs of shop floor workers.
As in previous years, this is a virtual competition using the Gazebo simulator and ROS programming environment, so there is no need to have access to robot hardware or travel to compete. Winners will be determined through automated metrics and a panel of judges. The prize amounts will be announced at a future date.
More information about the 2019 competition will be made available at:
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