Robofest e-Newsletter 5-31-11

 

Contents:

(1) Robofest at IGVC (Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition) on June 4-5

(2) Introduction to Robofest, Presentations for prospective teams during IGVC

(3) World First Hexapod Robot Sumo demo during IGVC

(4) Robofest 2011 Official Videos on YouTube

(5) Robotics Summer Camps at Lawrence Tech

(6) Other summer camps

(7) Fall Robotics Course for Homeschoolers in Michigan

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(1) Robofest at IGVC (Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition) on June 4-5

There will be an afterglow Robofest competition at Oakland University in Michigan during the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC), http://www.igvc.org. We will have Block The Oil Spill (BTOS) Game, Jr. Sumo, nVn Sumo, and Vision Centric L2Bot Challenge competitions. For more information about Robofest at IGVC, visit http://www.robofest.net/2011/igvc.htm .

Robofest participants are encouraged to visit College IGVC Robotics team booths and Challenge practice courses. Over 60 top level college teams across the nation and world are coming to Michigan to compete at the advanced autonomous robot vehicle competition. The IGVC event is open to the public. For the map of the venue, please go to: http://www.igvc.org/oakland.htm .

(2) Introduction to Robofest, Presentations for prospective teams during IGVC

Robofest is the most affordable autonomous robotics competition in the nation. In contrast to other robotics competitions, Robofest does not require teams to hold major fundraisers to underwrite the cost of participation. The typical investment is about $300 for a robot kit and a $50 registration fee. Flexibility of Robofest also makes it cost effective. There will be a presentation on Sat. June 4, 3pm-3:20pm to introduce Robofest during the IGVC competition.

 

This is for prospective Local Qualifying Site Hosts, Coaches, and Teams. You do not need to register to attend these presentations:

Map of the event location can be found at: http://www.igvc.org/oakland.htm .

(3) World First Hexapod Robot Sumo demo during IGVC

Believed to be the world's first Hexapod Robot Sumo will be demonstrated during Intelligent Ground Vehicle competition at Oakland University.

Demo dates/times are:

-- Sat. June 4, 3:20pm

-- Sun, June 5, 1:30pm

 

Map of the event location can be found at: http://www.igvc.org/oakland.htm .

(4) Robofest 2011 Official Videos on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/user/lawrencetech#grid/user/D5846C97738367DC

 

(5) Robotics Summer Camps at Lawrence Tech

-- L2Bot programming with Java, June 28 ~ 29, 9am ~4pm. Fee: $100, For high school students

-- Kalman filter algorithms - Tue., July 12, 9am ~ 4pm, Free. For advanced high school students, teachers, coaches, and college students.

-- NXT-G for Coaches and Teachers, June 24, 4 ~ 8pm. Free

-- NXT-G for Students (5th ~ 12th grade), July 7, 10am ~ 3pm. $20

-- RobotC for Coaches and teachers, July 11, 4 ~ 8pm, Lawrence Tech. Free

-- RobotC for 8th~ 12th grade Students, July 14, 10am ~ 3pm. $20

-- Android Mobile App Programming plus Lego NXT with LeJos, July 18 ~ 19. 9am ~ 4pm, Fee $100, if you bring an Android phone. For high school students.

 

For detailed info, please checkout Summer Camp link on www.robofest.net or directly at: http://www.robofest.net/summerCamp.htm .

(6) Other Robotics Summer Camps in Michigan

-- Birmingham, MI, The ROBOT GARAGE Camps, 637 South Eton Street, http://therobotgarage.com .

--The FIRST Robotics team from Northville High School is running a camp. For details:

http://www.hometownlife.com/article/20110519/NEWS12/105190495/NHS-Robotics-Team-hold-Robotics-Camp

-- Ann Arbor area: http://www.rocksandrobots.com .

-- Wayne County Education Center, LEGO Robotics, Aug 15-18, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Cost: $75, Camp designed for 3 ~ 7th grade students, contact Dr. Greg Johnson at 734-334-1427 or by e-mail at [email protected].

-- Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, June 27- August 5, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., ages 6-18. For more information visit www.schools.cranbrook.edu/programs/robotics

-- Schoolcraft College, Kids on Campus, http://www.schoolcraft.edu/koc

 

(7) Fall Robotics Course for Homeschoolers in Michigan

The COVE Homeschool Coop is offering an Intro to Robotics course in the fall for homeschoolers. Students will learn the basics of robotic design and programming. No experience necessary! We will be working with the LEGO NXT robot which is a great robot for any age group. Students will learn the logic used in programming and how to write their own programs using the NXT-G programming language. Different challenges will be given to students and they will have to plan, design and program their robot for competitions such as Robofest 2012 in the spring. Two hour class, Grades 6 and up, Min: 4 Students.

Contact Chris at [email protected] .

 

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

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

Jerri Ureel, Robofest Coordinator, (248) 204-3568, [email protected]

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

Susan Latos, Robofest Assistant Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]

Tiffany Platt, Robofest Assistant Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]

 

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