2024 NIST ARIAC Competition Kickoff Meeting

2024 NIST ARIAC Competition Kickoff Meeting


Note from @Katherine_Scott: ARIAC is a virtual robotics competition put together by NIST. They primarily use ROS and Gazebo for the competition so it is a really great way to test your ROS skills. The team at NIST has asked me to share the following information about the competition. If you are looking for a fun and challenging virtual robotics competition with a substantial prize pot, please do take a look!

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is happy to announce the kickoff meeting for the Agile Robotics for Industrial Automation Competition(ARIAC) 2024. The kickoff meeting will take place on 2024-01-31T16:00:00Z (1600 UTC)

The Agenda will be finalized by next Monday, but is tentatively:

Times listed as Eastern US Time (UTC TIME)

  • 11:00 am - 11:10 am (1600 - 1610) - Introductions and Agenda
  • 11:10 am - 11:30 am (1610 - 1630) - Background of NIST, Robotic Agility, and ARIAC
  • 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (1630 - 1730) - Approaches of past ARIAC Teams
  • 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (1730 - 1815) - Updates to ARIAC 2024 & Demonstration
  • 1:15 pm - 2:00 pm (1815 - 1900) - Open time for Questions and Answers with ARIAC Devs

To make sure to stay up to date with info as it comes out for ARIAC 2024, and to participate, please register at: ARIAC 2024 Registration

Connection Info for the Kickoff Virtual Meeting:

  • Join the Microsoft Teams Meeting on your computer, mobile app or room device:
  • Click here to join the meeting
  • Meeting ID: 274 172 891 64
  • Passcode: BHxgCo

For more information about ARIAC, please check out https://www.nist.gov/ariac