Silver Sponsors

 

www.ridgesoft.com

RidgeSoft™, LLC (www.ridgesoft.com), offers the IntelliBrain™-Bot Java™- programmable educational robot.  An extensive list of tutorials, example programs and Java classes make the IntelliBrain-Bot educational robot an ideal learning tool for introductory through advanced computer science and engineering courses.  Its design provides flexibility to meet the needs of beginning students while also allowing for open-ended investigation of advanced robotics and computer science topics.  The IntelliBrain-Bot educational robot’s controller, the IntelliBrain robotics controller, is also available separately and may be mounted on a LEGO® brick chassis or on your own custom chassis. 

 

 

www.skyschool.net/english/company/company01.htm

HanulKid Co., Ltd. is an education-oriented firm that specializes in the production of scientific & educational materials and courses.  HanulKid strives to give children a dream that reaches up to the sky.  HanulKid develops game and robot kits as well as education contents and learning materials.  HanulKid has been an industry leader in the game and robot education industry.  Their main product, I-Robo educational Robot Kits are a unique education tool.  While students play with robot kits, they naturally learn science.  It is called “edutainment”; a new word made from education and entertainment.  Edutainment is a different style of teaching, helping students to develop their own creative and logical thinking skills.  While problem solving and discussing matters, students make their own robots.  This hands on education gives students fun and achievement.  With HanulKid’s continued research & development, they plan to make further efforts to continue as a top rated robot education firm around the globe.

 

Southeastern Michigan Section and Region 4 PACE

 

www.ieee-sem.org  and   www.ewh.ieee.org/reg/4

 

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) includes nine counties in southeast Michigan, and Essex county in Ontario Canada. IEEE/SEM has grown from 2,200 members in 1963 to nearly 4,000 members today and has student branches at 10 universities in the region. The section has twelve chapters which represent 15 IEEE technical societies. 

Region 4 serves IEEE Members in all or parts of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota Nebraska, North and South Dakota, Ohio, and Wisconsin USA and Windsor Area Canada. 

Bronze Sponsors

 

www.abb.com

www.abb.com/robotics

ABB is one of the world's leading manufacturers of robots and robotic systems. Their automotive systems can be found in all areas of automotive manufacturing: Automotive components, Powertrain, Press Shop, Body-in-White, Paint Shop and Trim & Final Assembly. ABB supplies a broad range of systems to the General and Consumer Industries for welding, coating, dispensing, picking, packing, palletizing, material removal and material handling.   *Power and Productivity for a Better World* - ABB

*The Heart of Robotics* - ABB Robotics

 

 

 

 

densocorp-na.com

 

As the world's third largest automotive supplier, DENSO produces advanced technology, systems and components that maximize vehicle safety and minimize the environmental impact of automobiles. DENSO currently holds the No.1 global share in 18 automotive product categories including HVAC units, fuel pumps, power window motors, starters, alternators and compressors. Headquartered in Japan, DENSO operates in 31 countries with more than 95,000 employees. Through the strong support of its customers, DENSO has achieved steady sales growth. Global consolidated sales totaled $24.2 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2004.

www.hitecrobotics.com

 

 

Hitec RCD Inc., an industry leading R/C hobby manufacturer, is pleased to announce the creation of its new Hobby Robotics division, Hitec Robotics. Leading the product line-up is the new ROBONOVA-1, biped robot package. The ROBONOVA-1 promises to break down the price and performance barrier for

Robo One "J" class robots by featuring a complete humanoid, biped, robot package including programming software tools for $1000. Other products include the latest technology robot hobby servos, and sophisticated transmitters with receivers to control your newest robot project.  

Hitec Robotics product will serve the educational market, robot hobbyists, trade show and FX industries with quality, affordable merchandise and comprehensive after sale support by our knowledgeable staff.

 

www.riis.com

 

Based in Royal Oak, MI, RIIS LLC has been providing expert telecommunications software development for local ILECs in the Detroit Metro area for the past 5 years. RIIS LLC also provides Rational Software consultancy as well as many other IT services to a variety of companies in Michigan and Ohio.

www.headtrauma.net

 

TBCI, P.C. (Traumatic Brain and Catastrophic Injury) is dedicated to assisting those who have experienced psychological, cognitive, emotional and behavioral impairments from catastrophic accidents. We provide Neuro-Psychiatric Day Treatment Program and Psychological and Physical Rehabilitation Facility that has provided Cognitive, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy for Traumatic Brain Injury, Catastrophic Injury, and Chronic Pain Patients.  An after school program for children and adolescents for the head inured is available.

 

For more information, please visit our website at www.headtrauma.net or contact Julie Stork

Email: [email protected]      Ph. (248) 526-0110   Fax. (248) 680-9138

 

            

www.mcwt.org

 

The Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to inspiring and assisting girls and women in Michigan to pursue technology education and careers. We do this by providing educational programs and scholarships, as well as ongoing support as they move through the educational system.  The MCWTF vision is to be recognized as a premiere organization for education, scholarships and support for girls and women in Michigan, inspiring them to study and pursue successful careers in technology and technology management.  For the 2006 Robofest season Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation is sponsoring four all girl teams by providing four team grants totaling $2,000. 

Friends of Robofest Sponsors

 

Detroit Chinese Engineers Association

www.detroitengineer.org

“Together we advance Technology and Career” The Detroit Chinese Engineers Association (DCEA) works to promote technical excellence and innovations in science and engineering. The DCEA provides a global network for technology, business, and cultural exchange and disseminates information on career and business opportunities.  Members of the DCEA work to promote cultural awareness and the value of diversity in society. 

 

www.LEGOeducation.com

 

LEGO Education offers hands-on robotics sets, software, and curriculum that engage students in the discovery of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts.

 

 

www.elementinc.com

 

Element Products, Inc. is a full-service product development company. From first prototypes to manufacturing in China, we can help you complete your project on time and on budget. We do everything from complete turnkey products to subsystems and integrated components. Element Products specializes in microcontroller-based electronic products with sensors and motors. We've designed some of the biggest successes in consumer robotics and we would like to bring that expertise to your project.

 

 

 

                                      www.k-team.com

                                      or visit distributor:

                          www.roadnarrowsrobotics.com

 

 

K-Team Corporation is a Swiss company that develops, manufactures and markets high quality mobile robots for use in advanced education and research. The Khepera Linecard is now a standard for academic research, while the Hemisson robot is designed for teachers and hobbyists. The KoreBot Linecard based on the KoreBot advanced miniature single board controller is a perfect solution for Automation and custom robotics developments.  The company's experience in the field of autonomous mobile robotics applications allows it to provide best of breed solutions to the most demanding academic and commercial research laboratories in the world. K-Team Solutions have been successfully deployed in over 500 universities and industrial research centers in the world. 

 

 

http://www.alertent.com

Alert Enterprises, Inc. is a manufacturer of Metal Detectors and Science Educational products such as electronic, electro mechanical, modeling, and robotics kits.

     

 

www.flutter.com & RocksAndRobots.com

The FlutterBot is an educational robot.  The FlutterBot and accompanying text are designed to teach introductory electronics and programming.  No experience is needed and no soldering is required.  This kit will teach you everything you need to know to build and program your own smart robot. 

 

                                                                                                          

 

Individual Donors

Ms. Lori J. Birman

Dr. CJ Chung

Dr. Peter Csaszar

Mr. Dennis J. Howie

Prof. James D. Nanny

Mr. Stephen C. Ragan

Mr. Ron Trudell