Robofest eNewsletter, 3-2-12

 

(1) 2012 Team Registration is Still Open

(2) Wanted: Volunteers

(3) Judging Guidelines and Resources

(4) Results of Warm Up and Bottle RoboSumo Competitions

(5) Special L2Bot Workshop

(6) eBooks authored by Robofest Students!

(7) IEEE Spring Conference: Robotics

(8) NDIA-MI Scholarship

(9) Summer Camps

(10) Free RobotC

(11) LEGO NXT Workshops in Ohio

(12) Robofest Info Meeting on April 14, during Michigan Regional

(13) Like US on Facebook

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(1) 2012 Team Registration is Still Open

Registration is still open for some sites. Please register your teams as soon as possible. The deadline for registration is three weeks before the competition date, so be sure to register before then. You can view a list of all the sites and their competitions dates by using the following link: http://www.robofest.net/rms/SharedPagesServlet?cmd=getSitesTable

 

(2) 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. Thank you in advance for supporting Robofest!

 

(3) Judging Guidelines and Resources

Judging guidelines and resources are posted on Robofest 2012 page directly at http://www.robofest.net/12.htm . Volunteer Judges as well as Coaches are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines, check out Judging forms, and watch judge Training animation videos.

 

(4) Results of Warm Up and Bottle RoboSumo Competitions

Check out 2012 Result Section at http://www.robofest.net/12.htm, Robofest 2012 page.

 

(5) Special L2Bot Workshop

Sat. March 10, 9:30am~4pm. Learn Object-oriented Java programming and Computer vision with L2Bot. This is for advanced high school students interested in majoring in computer science. Contact Dr. Chung at [email protected]. Sponsored by DENSO.

 

(6) eBooks authored by Robofest High School Students!

The following eBooks are authored by Robofest High School students and available for purchase at LuLu.com

 

Programming BIOLOID for Hexapod Robot Sumo by Gordon Stein;

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/programming-bioloid-for-hexapod-robot-sumo/18475566

 

Programming BIOLOID for HexaPod Line Following by Molly Pelic;

http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/programming-bioloid-for-hexapod-line-following/18875285

 

(7) IEEE Spring Conference: Robotics

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at Fairlane Center, University of Michigan-Dearborn

19000 Hubbard Drive, Dearborn, MI, 5pm-9pm

Robotics and Automation Society and Control Systems Society are pleased to present to you: Dr. Juan Wachs

Title: Should robots work with us in the Operating Room?

To register, go to http://www.ieee-sem.org and click on Spring Conference Link

 

(8) NDIA-MI Scholarship

The National Defense Industrial Association - Michigan Chapter, a Robofest Gold sponsor, is again providing scholarships for students pursuing B.S. or M.S. degrees in STEM-related fields.  Last year NDIA-MI awarded eight students scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $2,500. The awards went to four high school seniors entering college and four students already in college. Applications are due by April 17th and can be submitted on-line with a link to STEM found at: www.ndia-mich.org.

(9) Summer Camps

Autonomous Robotics, July 16 - 20, 2012; for details, visit Lawrence Tech Summer Camps page

 

(10) Free RobotC

Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Academy provides free RobotC software for Robofest teams using NXT or VEX. Please check out: http://www.robotc.net/robofest

(11) LEGO NXT Workshops in Ohio

Putnam County Educational Service Center (124 Putnam Parkway, Ottawa, Ohio)

Introduction to NXT Robotics, Wednesday, March 14, 8:00am~2:00pm

Advanced NXT Robotics (An Excellent Tool to Teach Engineering Robotics), Thursday, March 15, 8:30am~2:30pm. One year minimum MINDSTORMS experience required.

 

For more information or to register, contact: Deb Schroeder, Putnam County ESC, 419-523-5951, ext. 3007 dschroeder [at] pm.noacsc.org

 

(12) Robofest Info Meeting on April 14, during Michigan Regional

If you would like to become involved in Robofest next year, please come to an informational meeting which is being held during our Michigan Regional Championship on Saturday, April 14, 2012, from 10:30-11:20 A.M. in the Don Ridler Field House on the Lawrence Tech University campus. There is no charge to attend, but you must RSVP to [email protected]

(13) Like Us on Facebook

Please like us on Robofest official Facebook page at facebook.com/robofest !

 

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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

[email protected]

http://www.robofest.net

Fax: (248) 204-3518

 

CJ Chung, Professor, Robofest Director, [email protected]

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

Teri Dubois, Robofest Associate Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]

Urvi Parmar, Robofest Student Assistant, [email protected]

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