Undergraduates with an interest in AI and intelligent robots are
invited to apply to the AAAI-20 Student Outreach Workshop to be
held February 8-9, 2020 in New York City. The workshop is
offered in conjunction
the thirty-fourth annual meeting of the Association for the
Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
(AAAI). No prior AI or robotics
experience is necessary for the workshop.
Participants will be introduced to the Cozmo robot and the
Calypso robot intelligence framework. Calypso makes real AI
algorithms accessible to students. Its capabilities include
computer vision, face recognition, object recognition, speech
recognition and generation, path planning, object manipulation,
and landmark-based navigation.
On the first day of the workshop, participants will work in
teams using Calypso to build demos or games that illustrate how
artificial intelligence can improve our lives. Then, on the
second day, they will host a free, open exhibition at the
American Museum of Natural
History (200 Central Park West) from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
where members of the public can come experience their
creations. The event will be in the Sackler Education Laboratory, just off
the Hall of Human Origins on the first floor.
(Museum Calendar Entry)
Application Process (Now Closed)
There is no fee to attend the workshop, but space is limited.
Applicants should be undergraduates studying computer science,
electrical engineering, cognitive science, or a related discipline.
Women and members of minority groups under-represented in the AI
field are especially encouraged to apply. The online
The application deadline is Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
This student outreach workshop is sponsored by AAAI, the
Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, as
part of its efforts to educate the public about AI and attract a
diverse pool of talented students to pursue careers in AI
Here are some photos from the AAAI-18 Student Outreach Workshop in New Orleans. Participants
demonstrated their work at a public event at the Louisiana Children's Museum.
Suuport for the 2020 Student Outreach Workshop is graciously
provided by AAAI, by ReadyAI,
a Pittsburgh-based AI education company, and by the Department
of Computer Science, Hunter College. Calypso is a product of
Visionary Machines LLC, founded by David Touretzky. The Cozmo
robot was a product of Anki, Inc.