15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence
  July 21-26 2002     Lyon     France  
   

ECAI-2002 Conference Paper

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AI on the Ocean: the RoboSail Project

Martijn L. van Aartrijk, Claudio P. Tagliola, Pieter W. Adriaans

Sailing represents a new area of research within the field of applied AI. This paper gives a global overview of an ongoing broad-scoped research programme, called the RoboSail project (www.robosail.com). Part of this project is the realization of a semi-autonomous intelligent pilot and a decision support system, assisting sailors in optimizing sailboat performance. The project encompasses a wide range of various real-world AI problems. In solving these problems, we argue that our approach to symbol grounding by means of using jargon amounts to a significant reduction in the problem's complexity. The first implementation of this system has been successfully tested by some of the leading sport teams in the world of short-handed sailing.

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Citation: Martijn L. van Aartrijk, Claudio P. Tagliola, Pieter W. Adriaans: AI on the Ocean: the RoboSail Project. In F. van Harmelen (ed.): ECAI2002, Proceedings of the 15th European Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2002, pp.653-657.


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ECAI-2002 is organised by the European Coordinating Committee for Artificial Intelligence (ECCAI) and hosted by the UniversitÚ Claude Bernard and INSA, Lyon, on behalf of Association Franšaise pour l'Intelligence Artificielle.