Travel Scholarship Information
AAAI-98 Mobile Robot Competition and Exhibition
July 26-30, 1998, Madison, Wisconsin
Funding provided by the National Science Foundation, DARPA and the
American Association for Artificial Intelligence.
Prerequisites for Travel Scholarships
Limited funding is available for student travel and robot shipment to
the 1998 AAAI Robot Competition, Exhibition and Workshop. In order
to qualify for funding, you must attend the workshop to be held
on Thursday the week of the Competition. You must also provide
evidence your robot meets certain basic competencies as follows:
All teams and individuals requesting travel scholarships to
participate in the 1998 AAAI Robot Competition and workshop
must submit proof by July 1, 1998, that their entries have
basic competences. This can be done either by providing a URL
with MPEG movie (preferred) or by sending a VHS video to Greg Dudek
(competition) or Tucker Balch (exhibition).
These movies will also be used in the presentation to the
general AAAI audience.
For the Hors d'Oeuvres Anyone? event:
Movie should show the robot moving purposefully to a clearly
identifiable goal (location, group of people, table with refills)
without hitting any obstacle.
(while the rules permit nudging of spectators if trapped, the
robot should not normally collide with obstacles or humans)
For the Find Life on Mars event:
Movie should show a) the robot moving and avoiding obstacles
b) evidence of vision hardware/softare able to discriminate between
differently colored objects. It is not necessary at this point
for the vision capability to be integrated with the robot hardware.
Movie should demonstrate an interesting and/or novel robotic capability.
last modified by Tucker Balch, 15 May 1998