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