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This page contains a list of scheduled events, including deadlines for particpants.
See the new schedule grids below for the competition itself.
January 30, 1997
First draft of complete rules for event
February 5-8, 1997
You can exhibit as a dry run at the First International Conference on Autonomous Agents in Marina del Rey.
February 15, 1997
Intent-to-compete web page form completed for all participants. If you intend to request student scholarship funds to support travel you must complete an intent-to-compete form no later than 2/15. These intent-to-compete forms are non-binding but are essential for planning purposes on our part.
March 5, 1997
AAAI Proceedings author packets mailed out to registered participants.
April 2, 1997
Camera-ready 2-page papers due for AAAI Proceedings (subject to review). This was originally estimated to be March 15, but it has been moved to this later date.
Saturday, July 26, 1997
Teams may enter hall at noon.
Tuesday, July 29, 1997
9:00-11:00 AM Home Vacuum Phase 1 10:00 AM Hall opens 10:00 AM-5:30 PM Exhibition 10:00 AM-2:00 PM Find Life on Mars Preliminaries 12:00-2:00 PM Hors d'Oeuvres Anyone? Preliminaries 2:00-3:00 PM Invited Talk on Competition Ron Arkin, Georgia Institute of Technology and James Firby, University of Chicago 3:00-5:00 PM Home Vacuum Phase 1 4:00-5:30 PM Find Life on Mars Preliminaries 6:00-7:00 PM Reception & Hors d'Oeuvres Anyone? Finals 7:00 PM Hall closes
Wednesday, July 30, 1997
9:00 AM Hall opens 9:00 AM-5:00 PM Exhibition 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Where's the Remote? Preliminary/Qualifying 1:00-5:00 PM Home Vacuum Phase 2 4:00-5:30 PM Find Life on Mars Preliminaries 5:00 PM Hall closes
Thursday, July 31, 1997
9:00 AM-12:00 PM Where's the Remote? Finals 9:00 AM-1:00 PM Home Vacuum Phase 3 10:00 AM Hall opens 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Exhibition 10:00 AM-1:00 PM Find Life on Mars Finals 1:30 PM Awards Ceremony 3:00 PM Hall closes