General Descriptions

A simulated household environment is used as the test bed. Human-robot communication is abstracted as text-based natural language description of tasks and command instructions for task execution. The robot sensing of problem domain is stored as files according to certain format.

A simulated 3D robot is used in the competition.It can perform a set of atomic actions, fixed to all problem situations. Therefore, the competition can be considered as problem solving based on a fixed set of atomic actions. The robot has two moving wheels; one arm with one hand that can hold only one item at a time; one plate that can hold one object at a time. The robot has basic movement, abilities of picking an item up and putting it down. Based on these basic functionalities, the competition is focusing on human-robot communication, automated planning and reasoning.

The competing program is required to automatically generate a sequence of atomic actions in the specified time frame based on the problem domain description and task specification, for every challenge task posed by the competition program. The competing robots will be ranked according to the aggregated performance of the generated action sequence for each challenge task.

For testing and evaluating purposes, a simulation problem domain is provided to visualize the 3D problem domain and the execution of the action sequences. Further details on the rules,ranking criteria, competition program, and interface to the competition platform. The rules are set and can be further explained by the Technical committee, currently consisting of

  • Chen Xiaoping(University of Science and Technology of China)
  • Wang Jingchuan(Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Chen Wanmi(Shanghai University)
  • Li LongShu(Anhui University)
  • Zhang Xiaoyong(Central South University)
  • Wang Hao(Hefei University of Technology)
  • Zhang Xuefeng(Anhui University of Technology)
  • Wang Fan(Hefei Normal University)
  • Yang Zhenglei(Inner Mongolia University)
General Contact is Sui Zhiqiang(University of Science and Technology of China)(

Scoring Criteria

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