AAAI 2010
Robotics Exhibition
   and Workshop

Robotics Education Track

Welcome to the Robotics Education track within the Robotics Exhibition and Workshop, part of AAAI 2010.

Schedule and forms

Invited Exhibits, 2010

We're delighted to be able to invite the following exhibits to this summer's robotics education track of the AAAI Robotics Exhibition:

Title: An Intensive Introductory Robotics Course Without Prerequisites
Exhibitor(s): Julian Mason and Gavin Taylor
School: Duke University
Title: Calliope: Mobile manipulation from commodity components
Exhibitor(s): Owen Watson and David Touretzky
School: Florida A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University
Title: ShakeTime! A persuasive robotic game
Exhibitor(s): Marynel Vazquez, Alexander May, Wei-Hsuan Chen
School: Carnegie Mellon University
Title: The Intelligent Mobile Projector (IMP)
Exhibitor(s): Anis Zaman, Curtis Carmony, and Keith J. O'Hara
School: Bard College
Title: PixelLaser: Learning range from texture
Exhibitor(s): Michael Leece, Steve Matsumoto, and Zach Dodds
School: Harvey Mudd College
Title: An iCreate Simulator
Exhibitor(s): Matt Boutell
School: Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Title: Developing a Framework for Team-based Robotics Research
Exhibitor(s): Elizabeth Sklar, Simon Parsons, and Susan Epstein
School: City University of New York (CUNY)
Title: Humanoid Obstacle Run
Exhibitor(s): Youngbum Jun, Robert Ellenberg, Paul Oh, and collaborators
School: Drexel University and collaborating institutions

Mission Statement

Robots - and the AI algorithms that control them - are quickly maturing as resources that help convey computer science, engineering, and many other curricula. This venue offers an accessible and flexible opportunity for undergraduate, early graduate, or pre-college student teams to design, implement, and demonstrate an autonomous robotic system. The tasks involved can span physically-embodied AI: exploration, intraction, and learning within an unknown environment. In the long run, we hope to motivate hands-on AI robotics investigation both for its own sake and in service to other academic disciplines and educational goals.

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Call for Participation

The Robotics Education track invites students and educators to submit robotics projects that will advance the state-of-the-art in robotics- and AI-education, particularly at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Examples include, but are not limited to

Note that although the focus of an exhibit may be software, curricula, or crossdisciplinary student work, the AAAI exhibition is a robotics exhibition, and submissions should include physically instantiated systems -- perferably ones that allow for hands-on interaction by the conference attendees!


Teams and individuals interested in participating should submit a 1-2 page pdf proposal, by April 1, 2010, containing

  1. the names and institution(s) of the team member(s);
  2. a one-sentence summary of the exhibit;
  3. a brief description of what will be shown, the results, along with the underlying motivation and context for the work.
This proposal should be submitted through the overarching AAAI 2010 Robot Exhibition procedure.

EAAI - Educational Advances in AI

In 2010 a new symposium highlighting Educational Advances in Artificial Intelligence (EAAI) will run alongside AAAI. Participants in the Robotics Education track of the robot exhibition will have the opportunity to join the robotics-themed session of EAAI. By the same token, EAAI attendees will have the opportunity to take in the robotics exhibition. The EAAI call for participation is here.

Contact us

Please contact the organizer with any questons:

Zach Dodds (Harvey Mudd College) -