The Computing Community Consortium (CCC) sponsored a Blue Sky Ideas Track Competition at the AAAI-RSS Special Workshop on the 50th Anniversary of Shakey: The Role of AI to Harmonize Robots and Humans in Rome, Italy. It was a half day workshop on July 16th during the Robotics Science and Systems (RSS) 2015 Conference. The competition invited submissions of abstracts describing new ideas / ongoing work at the junction of AI and robotics. Among the winners of this competition was PhD student Jaeyong Sung (in colloboration with Professor Ashutosh Saxena and undergrad Seok Hyun Jin) who submitted the paper, "Robobarista: Object Part based Transfer of Manipulation Trajectories from Crowd-sourcing in 3D Pointclouds."
The project page can be found at: http://robobarista.cs.cornell.edu/