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Sun, 11/15/2015 - 14:01
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Intl. robotics, artificial intelligence fest. to kick off in Iran

TEHRAN, Nov. 15 (MNA) – Amirkabir University of Technology is to host massive international competitions in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics tomorrow in Tehran. 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 November 16-18, 2015. Soroush Sadeghnejad, chairman of the festival’s technical committee, said 332 teams had filled in applications for participating in the international event, 90 of which have been finally selected to participate. The competition will be held in 15 robotics sections and 10 artificial intelligence sections organized for high school and university students, of which 4 leagues have been allocated to high school students, 6 leagues of AUTcup and 5 leagues of FIRACup to university students. Amirkabir Robotics competitions will be held in 5 leagues including real ground and air rescue robots, medical robots, landmine detection robots, factory robots and service robots. The open Firacup competitions will also have 5 specialized leagues. According to Sadeghnejad, the student competitions will be held in 5 leagues including smart routing robots, humanoid soccer robots, humanoid robots, creativity in robotics and transport robots. The competitions will aim at strengthening the spirit of science and technology among the general public as well as the young generation, developing the smart independent robots and bringing the researchers and students specializing in robotics, automation and artificial intelligence together. The festival will be held under the motto of ‘Robots in the Service of Industry’.