The Seventeenth Annual AAAI Robot Exhibition and Manipulation and Mobility Workshop


  • Monica Anderson The University of Alabama
  • Odest Chadwicke Jenkins Brown University
  • Paul Oh Drexel University



Manipulation, Mobility, Robotics


The AAAI 2008 Workshop on Mobility and Manipulation (held during the Twenty-Third AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence) showcased advances in mobility and manipulation through a half-day workshop and an exhibition.  The workshop focused on possible solutions to both technical and organizational challenges to mobility and manipulation research.  This article presents the highlights of that discussion along with the content of the accompanying exhibits.

Author Biographies

Monica Anderson, The University of Alabama

Assistant Professor

Computer Science

Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Brown University

Odest Chadwicke Jenkins, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Brown University. Prof. Jenkins earned his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics at Alma College (1996), M.S. in Computer Science at Georgia Tech (1998), and Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Southern California (2003). In 2007, he received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers and Young Investigator funding from the Office of Naval Research for his work in learning primitive models of human motion for humanoid robot control and kinematic tracking.  His research addresses problems in robot learning and human-robot interaction as well as topics in computer vision, machine learning, and computer animation.

Paul Oh, Drexel University

Prof. Paul Oh is with Drexel's Mechanical Engineering Department.  He received mechanical engineering degrees from McGill (B.Eng 1989), Seoul National (M.Sc 1992), and Columbia (PhD 1999). Honors include faculty fellowships at NASA Jet Propulsion Lab (2002), Naval Research Lab (2003), the NSF CAREER award (2004), the SAE Ralph Teetor Award for Engineering Education Excellence (2005) and being named a Boeing Welliver Fellow (2006). He is the Director of the Drexel Autonomous Systems Lab and also the Founding Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Aerial Robotics and UAVs.




How to Cite

Anderson, M., Jenkins, O. C., & Oh, P. (2009). The Seventeenth Annual AAAI Robot Exhibition and Manipulation and Mobility Workshop. AI Magazine, 30(1), 95.



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