AAAI18 Student Outreach Workshop

February 2-4, 2018 New Orleans
Co-chairs: Sheila Tejada, University of Southern California and David Touretzky, Carnegie Mellon University.
Local organizer: Andrea Edwards, Xavier University

Undergraduates with an interest in AI or Robotics are invited to apply to the AAAI-18 Student Outreach Workshop, to be held in conjunction with the AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and EAAI (Educational Applications of Artificial Intelligence) conferences, February 2-7, 2018 in New Orleans.

This year’s outreach program features the Cozmo robot by Anki and the Calypso robot intelligence framework by Visionary Machines LLC. Cozmo is a consumer robot with built-in artificial intelligence, including object and face recognition, speech synthesis, path planning, and navigation. The Calypso software makes it easy for anyone to program Cozmo and visualize the robot’s representation of
the world.

During the workshop, starting on Friday evening, February 2 and running through Sunday evening, February 4, participants will learn how to program the Cozmo robot and create a demo, game, or other interactive activity that illustrates how artificial intelligence enables autonomous robots. They will test their creations with K-12 students at an outreach event at the Louisiana Children’s Museum and give demonstrations during the conference to AAAI and EAAI attendees.

*NO* prior robotics experience is required.

A goal of the AAAI-2018 Student Outreach Workshop is increasing the cultural diversity and inclusiveness of the AI community. We strongly encourage applications from women and other historically underserved minorities. A limited number of travel scholarships will be available. Applications due January 5. Acceptance notifications will be sent on January 8, 2018.

For more information contact Sheila Tejada stejada@usc.edu or David Tourezky dst@cs.cmu.edu

AAAI-18 Travel info site

Click here to apply: Application