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NIST Kicks Off Agile Robotics Competition; Craig Schlenoff Comments

Army-RoboticsThe National Institute of Standards and Technology has kicked off a national simulation-based robotics competition in an effort to help further the development of agile robots.

The Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition is a collaboration between NIST and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers to draw input from organizations and individuals to design the challenges, NIST said Wednesday.

NIST will announce the challenges at the IEEE Conference on Automation Science and Engineering on Aug. 21 through 24 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Craig Schlenoff, NIST’s cognition and collaboration systems group lead, said agility limitations can be overcome through failure identification, automated planning, fixtureless environment and plug-and-play robots.

“We want to make sure that the challenges in this competition are truly representative of those facing industry,” Schlenoff added.

NIST intends for the gains from ARIAC to establish standards for the measurement of robot agility and help manufacturers test the agility of robot systems.

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