The Robot Host Competition at the AAAI-2002 Mobile Robot Competition

David A. Gustafson, Francois Michaud


Robots in the Robot Host competition, part of the Eighteenth National Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI-2002) Mobile Robot Competition faced two challenges: (1) a serving task that was similar to the Hors d'Oeuvres, Anyone? event of previous years and (2) a new information kiosk task. Both tasks required moving carefully among people, politely offering them information or hors d'oeuvres, recognizing when the people are making a request, and answering the request.

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