Cognitive Robotics in Industrial Settings Competition

AAAI 2018 Tutorial


This tutorial will describe two similar competitions involving Cognitive Robotics in Industrial Settings. The first competition is the Planning and Execution Competition for Logistics Robots (PExC), based on the real-world RoboCup Logistics League (RCLL). This competition deals with a multi-robot system, and requires a group of robots to maintain and optimize a production flow in a virtual factory according to a dynamic order schedule. The second competition is the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition (ARIAC), which focuses on the task of product picking and kit building. The tasks of both competitions have a high potential for automation and can benefit from planning and robust execution to deal with dynamic orders and execution failures.

In the tutorial we give a brief introduction to the competition scenarios, followed by details about the technical infrastructure. Emphasis will be put on the available interfaces and how to interact with the simulation. A hands-on session will allow to work with some pre-existing agents and modify them to get a feel for the simplicity of the interfaces. We will close with an outlook on envisioned changes for the upcoming competition.

Logistics Competition

Agile Manipulation Competition


Time Topic
14:00—14:15 Introduction
14:15—14:30 System Setup
14:30—15:30 Hands-on PExC Logistics Competition
15:30—16:00 Coffee Break
16:00—17:00 Hands-on ARIAC Competition
17:00—18:00 Hands-On, Q&A, Discussion