News ID: 124780
Published: 0338 GMT August 18, 2015

Int’l artificial intelligence, robotics festivals planned

Int’l artificial intelligence, robotics festivals planned

The fifth international competition of Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AUTcup 2015), the third international competition of Artificial Intelligence (AAIC2015), as well as the first open Firacup 2015 will be held by Amirkabir University of Technology during Nov. 14-28, 2015.

Mohammadreza Razfar, the head of the festival, said that the competition would be held in 15 robotics sections and 10 artificial intelligence sections organized for high schoolers and university students, from which four leagues have been allocated to high schoolers, while six leagues of AUTcup and five leagues of FIRACup have been allocated to the university students, said.

The Iranian Open FIRACup will be held in cooperation with Federation of International Robot-Soccer Association (FIRA), the official said, adding that it is the first of its kind to be held in Amirkabir University.

According to Razfar, this festival is one of the most complete competitions to be held in Iran. It includes all fields of robotics, automation and artificial intelligence, he added.

He also said that the International Committee of Students Robotics Olympiad is cooperating with the festival.

 “Strengthening the spirit of science and technology among people and young generation, developing the smart independent robots and bringing the researchers and students specializing in robotics, automation and artificial intelligence together are of those important achievements of such an event” he mentioned. The festival seeks to apply these robots in industry and society, he said. Therefore, the festival will be held under the moto of ‘Robots in the Service of Industry’, he added. 

Razfar said the preregistration for the events have begun on Aug. 15 and would run until Sept. 7.


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