Robofest eNewsletter, 3-23-06
 
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Contents:
(1)  Registration for April 1 Competition Sites Closes March 25
(2)  2006 Warm-up Competition Video Available on the Web

(3)  Game Judging Animations Available on the Web
(4)  Spectators Welcome at Robofest Competition Sites

(5)  Robofest 2006 Rule Updates

(6)  Game 06 Part of CS Class at Saint Michael’s College in VT
 
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(1) Registration for April 1 Competition Sites Closes March 25
 
Registration for the April 1 Competition Sites at Hillside Middle School, Northville, Michigan, and Macomb Intermediate School District, Clinton Township, Michigan, will close on Saturday, March 25.  Registration for all competition sites will close one week prior to the competition.  If you have not yet registered your team, please do so ASAP.

 

Coaches are reminded to upload their team photo and robot photo to their team registration information.  These photos will be printed on the student certificates.  Please check all information for accuracy including spelling.  If you have difficulties uploading team pictures, please email them to [email protected]. Thank You!
 
(2) 2006 Warm-up Competition Video Available on the Web

 
Streaming Video of the March 18 Warm-up Competition is available on the Robofest Website at www.robofest.net.  The video is less than 5 minutes and highlights how teams will make presentations for both Games and Exhibitions.  It also shows teams answering an unknown question.  Please watch this video to see how 2006 competition teams will present.

 

Thanks to all of our teams who competed at the Warm-up Competition!  Results of the warm-up are also posted on the web.

(3) Game Judging Animations Available on the Web
 
Game Judging Animations have been posted to the Robofest website.  Teams, Coaches and Judges are encouraged to watch the animations and learn how points are scored for game scenarios.   Please take a few minutes to watch these game animations.

(4) Spectators Welcome at Robofest Competition Sites
 
Spectators are encouraged and welcomed at all Robofest Competition Sites.  Attendance is free.  Please plan to come and watch Robofest Teams compete.

 

(5)  Robofest 2006 Rule Updates

 

The official Robofest 2006 Rules (12-21-05 v1.3.1 official version) and Game Competition Challenge: “Toxic Waste Cleanup” (Jan. 4, 2006 v1.3 Official Version) have been frozen. Any changes and revisions will be made in “Rule and Game Rule Updates” document at www.robofest.net homepage.

 

(6)  Game 06 Part of CS Class at Saint Michael’s College in VT

 

The Robofest 2006 Toxic Waste Cleanup Game is being used in a computer science undergraduate AI (Artificial Intelligence) course at Saint Michael’s College in Colchester, Vermont.  Dr. Michael E. Battig is teaching the course and including a section on robotics.  The Toxic Waste Cleanup game is being used as a project assignment for students using a Lego Mindstorms platform along with a NQC complier. 

 

If anyone wants to use the current or previous Robofest game rules, please let us know.

 

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