Swarmanoid robot movie wins Best Video Award at the 2011 AAAI Video Competition (Video)

By on Aug 16, 2011 in Amazing, Science, Technology, United States Comments

The Swarmanoid robot movie recently won the Best Video award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), with the winning video entry available below.



Swarmanoid robot in action
Image Credit: Swarmanoid.org

As noted by AAAI on its official website, the 2011 AAAI Video Competition was held in San Francisco, California from August 7~11, 2011, with the final entries submitted last June 17.

“Its goal is to show the world how much fun AI is by documenting exciting artificial intelligence advances in research, education, and application.” AAAI wrote on their website.

“The rules are simple: Compose a short video about an exciting AI project, and narrate it so that it is accessible to a broad online audience.” AAAI added, with the competition having different categories.

This year, winners were awarded with Oscar-like trophies “Shakeys,” in honor of SRI’s Shakey robot and its pioneering video, with the AAAI video competition now on its fifth year.

As mentioned at Swarmanoid.org, the Swarmanoid project (IST-022888) is a Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) project funded by the European Commission, with Professor Marco Dorigo as its project coordinator; and was started on October 1, 2006 and ended on September 30, 2010

Swarmanoid was composed of around 60 autonomous robots of three types: eye-bots, hand-bots, and foot-bots; and is a heterogeneous robot swarm in which different groups of robots have different capabilities.

Among the noted activities these robots can do include moving on the ground, climbing, manipulating objects, transporting objects, while some can fly and observe the environment from above.


Swarmanoid, the movie
Video Credit: mbirattari/YouTube/Swarmanoid.org



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