Robofest eNewsletter, 6-1-2010

 

Contents:

(1) Robofest after-glow competition at IGVC

(2) Free Robot C workshop at IGVC/Oakland University on June 8

(3) Introduction to Robofest, Presentations for new teams during IGVC

(4) NXT Robotics Summer Camps at Lawrence Tech

(5) MCWTF camp

(6) Autonomous Robotics camp using L2Bot

(7) Robofest 2010 Photo Gallery and Videos

(8) Robofest on Facebook and Twitter

 

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(1) Robofest after-glow competition at IGVC

Robofest teams are having an afterglow competition at Oakland University in Michigan during the Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) (http://www.igvc.org/), June 4 ~ June 7. We will have RoboPower Game & Vision Centric L2Bot Challenge competitions. For more information about Robofest at IGVC, visit http://www.robofest.net/2010/igvc.htm

 

Robofest participants are encouraged to visit College IGVC Robotics team booths and Autonomous Challenge and Navigation Challenge practice courses. Over 60 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 information about college IGVC competition agenda, map and driving directions, please go to: http://www.igvc.org/news.htm

 

(2) Free Robot C workshop at Oakland University on June 8

On Saturday, during the IGVC competition, Robofest will provide a free hands-on Robot C programming workshop using Lego NXTs for Highschool students, parents, teachers, and coaches. After the workshop, we will have a Mini Robo Sumo Competition. There will be two identical sessions. The date and time of the workshops are:

 

·         Sat. June 5, 2pm-3:30pm

·         Sat, June 5, 4pm-5:30pm

 

Maximum 24 seats are available for each session. To register, email to Shari Stout at [email protected]. You do not need to bring anything; preassembled NXT robot and a laptop will be used for a team of two.

 

(3) Introduction to Robofest, Presentations during IGVC

There will be two identical presentations 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. The date/time of the presentations are:

 

(4) NXT Robotics Summer Camps at Lawrence Tech

The following RoboMath summer camps using Lego NXT are being planned by Robofest at Lawrence Tech:

·         for Coaches and Teachers with NXTG: June 29, 4 ~ 8pm, M218 (Free, bring your own NXT and laptop, if you have; pizza and pop will be provided)

·         for Coaches and teachers with C: June 30, 4 ~ 8pm, M218 (Free, bring your own NXT and laptop, if you have; pizza and pop will be provided)

·         for Students with NXTG: July 8, 10am ~ 3pm, M218 ($10 per student, bring your own NXT and laptop, if you have; bring lunch)

·         for 8th~ 12th grade students with C: July 9, 10am ~ 3pm, M218 ($10 per student, bring your own NXT and laptop, if you have; bring lunch)

 

To register, please send an email to Shari Stout at [email protected] . In the email, tell her whether you need a laptop and robot or not.

 

(5) Michigan Council of Women in Technology Foundation Camp Infinity

Girls aged nine to 13 years old in the fourth through seventh grades from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in Michigan are invited to apply to attend the MCWTF Girls’ Technology Camp, June 28 to July 2, 2010 at Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI. Applications and additional information can be found at www.mcwt.org. Hurry, camp fills quickly!

 

(6) Autonomous Robotics camp using L2Bot

Autonomous Robotics camp using L2Bots with Java Programming: July 12-16.

For more information and registration, please go to http://www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps.asp

 

(7) Robofest 2010 Photo Gallery and Videos

List of World Robofest 2010 winners can be found at

http://admin.robofest.org/2010/world10champs.doc

 

Photo Gallery of Robofest 2010 season can be accessed at:

http://picasaweb.google.com/robofest10/

 

YouTube videos of Robofest 2010 season can be found at

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Robofest+2010

 

 

(8) Robofest on Facebook and Twitter

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=5885646094

 

http://twitter.com/robofest

 

 

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

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

Shari Stout, Robofest Coordinator, (248) 204-3568, sstout@ltu.edu

Wendy MacLennan, Robofest Coordinator, [email protected]

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

Sara Moss, ARISE Web Programmer, [email protected]

 

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