IJCAI-13 Robot Competition and Exhibition

IJCAI-13 will host a Robot Competition to help raise awareness of robotics in the AI community and to identify robotics problems that AI can help to address. The competition will take place at IJCAI -13 in Beijing and it is open to all intelligent robots.

There will be four prizes on offer for real-time robot demonstrations in the following categories: physical skills (e.g. manipulation and motion), social skills (e.g. human-robot interaction,multi-robot collaboration, theory of mind), service tasks (e.g. general-purpose service, cleaning the house, cocktail waiter, security guard) and open (e.g. incredibly awesome applications). The key criteria are as follows:

  • Innovation - what new value or potential impact does the demonstrated capability bring;
  • Significance - quality of new AI/Robotics research questions it addresses or exposes;
  • Technical Quality - how well is the demonstration accomplished;
  • Understandability - quality of the demonstration presentation.

Each demonstration is expected to be performed in an arena (like a living room) and required to be completed in less than 10 minutes with synchronous presentation/commendatory, followed by a 10 minute Q&A.

If you are interested in participating in the IJCAI Robot Competition, please complete the registration form below, and send it to the jianmin@ustc.edu.cn by Friday May 10, 2013.

Entry Team Name:
Contact Details including email address:
Team Description including link to website if there is one:
Robot Description including link to website if there is one:
Task/Skill Description of the robot skill/task you will attempt, the AI problems you will address, your general approach, photo/video(s) of the robot(s) not more than 2 pages.
Successful teams will be notified by May 20 if they can be accommodated at the IJCAI-13 venue.

Robot Competition Program Committee

Minoru Asada, Osaka University
Patrick Doherty, Linköping University
Sajjad Haider, International Business Administration
Luca Iocchi, Sapienza University of Rome
Oussama Khatib, Stanford University
Gerhard Lakemeyer, Aachen University of Technology
Wei Liu, University of Western Australia
Martin Riedmiller, Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg
Thomas Röfer, University of Bremen
Reid Simmons, Carnegie Mellon University
Javier Ruiz-del-Solar, University of Chile
Peter Stone, University of Texas
Xihong Wu, Peking University
Rong Xiong, Zhejiang University
Tijn van der Zant, University of Groningen
Mingguo Zhao, Tsinghua University


A robot exhibition will be held together with the 2013 IJCAI Robot Competition. The Robot Exhibition is designed to provide a unique opportunity for universities and companies to bring your robots and show them at the exhibit area, which is open to the conference participants and the public. If you are interested in participating in the IJCAI Robot Exhibition, please send the registration form to jianmin@ustc.edu.cn by Friday May 20, 2013.

Xiaoping Chen and Mary-Anne Williams
Chairs, the 2013 IJCAI Robot Competition and Exhibition