Robofest eNewsletter, 3-1-13

 

(1) Robofest 2013 Team Registration is about to close. Register teams now!

(2) March 20 Qualifier at COBO Center in Detroit needs more teams

(3) Wanted: Volunteers

(4) Judging guidelines available

(5) March 9, Judge training online using Wimba

(6) Vision Centric L2Bot Workshop

(7) Please return L2Bots

(8) Robofest is Seeking Sponsors for 2013 Competition

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(1) Robofest 2013 Team Registration is about to close. Register teams now!

Team registration is still open on the web at www.robofest.net (and click on 2013 link). Register now and consider registering for an early date site that will have more tickets to advance to the next level.

 

(2) March 20 Qualifier at COBO Center in Detroit needs more teams

The COBO Center site on March 20 needs more teams! It is a part of the MACUL (Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning) conference. Remember, competing at a site early will advance more teams to the championship.

In addition, all the teams at COBO site will be entered in a raffle. On March 20, one team name will be drawn and will win a $50 gift card as well as gift bags for up to 7 team members.

 

(3) Wanted: Volunteers

Robofest qualifying competitions are in need of volunteers to staff their events. To sign up online, go to http://robofest.net/rms/appPages/volunteerPages/YearLocationLookup.jsp

You will see a list of sites with dates. Select a site, then click on New Volunteer Registration link. In March, we need volunteers in Detroit, Troy, Flint, Canton, Battle Creek, Oldsmar Florida, Medina, OH, Calveston, Texas, and Richmond Hill, Canada.

Thank you in advance for supporting Robofest!

 

(4) Judging guidelines available

Materials related to Judging, such as PPT, forms, and warmup SRCC videos are available on the web at www.robofest.net, 2013 page.

 

(5) March 9, Judge training online using Wimba

Online Game and Exhibition Judge training using Wimba: on Sat, March 9, 1pm~2:20pm, EST. This is not only for judges but also for coaches, students, and site hosts. Wimba link will be available on www.robofest.net. We recommend you test the connection at least 30 minutes before the workshop.

 

(6) Vision Centric L2Bot Workshop

Sat. March 2, 9am~4pm. This workshop is for advanced High School students who might be interested in majoring in Computer Science; C# and Emgu CV (Open CV wrapper) will be covered. To register, email Dr. Chung at [email protected]

 

(7) Please return L2Bots!

If you borrowed an L2Bot from LTU, please return it to the Robofest office. We appreciate your cooperation.

 

(8) Robofest is Seeking Sponsors for 2013 Competition

In an effort to keep Robofest an affordable, yet highly educational competition for everyone, we are seeking sponsors for the 2013 season. If you or your organization is interested in helping to support the important work of Robofest, please email [email protected] Robofest appreciates all support, large or small. Robofest accepts both monetary contributions and in-kind services donations. Please contact us if you are able to support Robofest in any way. Sponsorship (pledge) form is at: http://www.robofest.net/2012/SponsorshipForm.doc

 

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If you have questions, please *do not reply* directly to this email message. See below for contact information.

 

Lawrence Tech University / Robofest / M219

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield, MI 48075

Fax: (248) 204-3518

CJ Chung, Professor, Director, [email protected]

Christopher Cartwright, Associate Professor, Program Manager, [email protected]

Teri Dubois, Associate Coordinator, (248) 204-3568, [email protected]

Sarah Burcon, Adjunct Professor, Associate Coordinator, [email protected]

Chris Parker, Admin Assistant, [email protected]

 

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