ICRA 2010 Mobile Manipulation Challenge!


A Mobile Manipulation Challenge, organized by Bill Smart and Willow Garage's Matei Ciocarlie, will take place at ICRA 2010 in Anchorage, Alaska. The challenge aims to bring together a variety of mobile manipulation platforms, and provide the community the opportunity to investigate the current state of the art of mobile manipulation.

The event will draw together the mobile manipulation community to identify collaboration opportunities, recognize current accomplishments, and establish future research milestones. As such, the event is set up as a challenge and not a competition. There are no winners or losers, just participants eager to share their work with the community. The feasibility of performing mobile manipulation demos outside of the lab is often hindered by transport costs, but the impact of making these platforms visible to other researchers is profound. Therefore, some funding will be available to mitigate these expenses.

The deadline for submitting your Letter of Participation is December 1, 2009! Please click here for more information, and we look forward to seeing your work!