[Dprglist] NIST ARIAC Competition

Rud Merriam rudmerriam at gmail.com
Thu Feb 3 14:20:33 PST 2022

The National Institute of Science and Technology annually holds 
manufacturing based robotics competition: ARIAC 
It is all done in simulation using ROS. I qualified once for it but have 
passed on it since then.

The competition this year builds on previous years competition. In a 
work area robots must collect parts to produce a kit of materials. That 
kit is taken to another section and assembled into a ventilator. The 
challenge for me was getting the arms to work picking and placing the 

I'd be tempted to try it this year but without the base software from 
that last few years it is probably beyond one persons abilities.

Would anyone with ROS experience like to work on it?

The arms use MoveIt which is where I stumbled on my last attempt. I can 
handle ROS, most of the sensors, and the AI portions.


-73 -
*Rud Merriam K5RUD*
/Mystic Lake Software/ <http://mysticlakesoftware.com/>
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