Paul E. Rybski and Alexei A. Efros
In July 2007 the first contest of the Semantic Robot Vision Challenge (SRVC) was held at the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) in Vancouver, Canada. Four robot teams and two software-only teams entered the event. The performance of the top two robot competitors and the top software-only competitor showed that the technical goals of the competition were within reach of the research community. This paper summarizes the competition and suggests new directions for the future.