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2017 - Charter Meeting (Porto)

Date: 10-12 April 2017

Location: Universidade de Porto
Attendees: Attendance List
Note: Files used for the meeting are attached at the bottom of this page

Agenda

10 April 2017

Icebreaker Reception (evening)

11 April 2017

  1. Introductions

  2. Comparison of current competitions (Robosub, Roboboat, RobotX , SAUC-E, Eurathlon, Singapore, Japan, India, China, …)

    1. Goals (organizers, students, sponsors)

    2. Rules and Tasks

    3. Judging (static, in-water)

    4. Logistics

    5. Plans

LUNCH

  1. Categorize current competition tasks in terms of autonomy core competencies

  2. Identify aspects of autonomy well-addressed and not well-addressed by current competitions

  3. Define a set of benchmark tasks that could be used to normalize autonomy competitions (single vehicle, multiple vehicles).

  4. Best Task Competition (one submission from each participant)

GROUP DINNER (Best Task award: rare bottle of Port)

12 April 2017

  1. Common static judging criteria (paper templates, hardware criteria, software criteria, website, video, …)

  2. Common in-water judging procedures (imbedding, qualifying, special awards)

  3. Identify benchmark tasks that could serve as universal compulsory qualifying tests

LUNCH

  1. Venues (planned and potential)

  2. Managing growth (regionals, connections between competitions, world cup)

  3. Component support kits (engineering primers, hardware components, software libraries, archives)

  4. Financial support and sponsorship (government, foundations, industry)

  5. Statement and discussion of Committee Charter, membership

  6. Wrap-up, action Items

Background

Motivated by the global growth in autonomous maritime vehicle student competitions and their proven value in cultivating systems engineering and autonomy, IEEE-OES is convening a two-day workshop to investigate  common elements of autonomy across the competitions and discuss normalizing future events as qualifiers for a possible World Championship. The workshop will include experts in Autonomous Maritime Vehicles and organizers of current student competitions. A product of the workshop will be an International Coordinating Committee (ICC) that will continue to evaluate the state-of-the-art tasks in autonomy as it relates to the competitions and sanction events as world-class qualifying. ICC members will rotate on an agreed upon schedule and potentially use established symposia or conferences for Committee meetings.

DRAFT AMVSC-ICC Charter

Motivated by the global growth in autonomous maritime vehicle student competitions and their proven value in cultivating systems engineering and autonomy, the AMVSC International Coordinating Committee seeks to establish common elements of autonomy across the competitions, continuously evaluate state-of-the-art autonomous tasks for incorporation into future competitions, and sanction events as world-class qualifying.
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Félix Pageau,
Apr 11, 2017, 3:47 AM
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Félix Pageau,
Apr 11, 2017, 3:47 AM
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Willam Kirkwood,
Apr 11, 2017, 8:38 AM
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Félix Pageau,
Apr 11, 2017, 3:47 AM
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Willam Kirkwood,
Apr 11, 2017, 6:30 AM
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Félix Pageau,
Apr 11, 2017, 3:50 AM
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Willam Kirkwood,
Apr 11, 2017, 6:30 AM
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Venugopalan Pallayil,
Apr 12, 2017, 3:46 AM
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