R o b o f e s t   eNewsletter, 6-20-07

 

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Contents:

(1)  Robotics Educators Conference Aug. 15 – 17, Pittsburgh, PA

(2)  L2Bot camp for High School Students

(3)  AIBO Robot Soccer Demo

(4)  Thanks to All Robofest 2007 Participants and wrap-up plan

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(1)  Robotics Educators Conference August 15 - 17 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

 

Robotics Educators Conference will be held at Butler County Community College, north of Pittsburgh in Butler, PA, Aug 15-17. This conference will gather teachers, educators, administrators, and parents who use or plan to use robotics as a tool to teach math, science and technology for students. Attendees can:

- Try out hands-on activities that use NXT, VEX™ and other controllers to teach math & science.

- Share experiences & ideas for implementing robotics in the classroom.

- Learn about dynamic new developments in robotics education.

- Meet fellow educators and experts

- Learn about various robotics competition opportunities.

- Guided tours of Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics facilities!!!

 

If you are interested in attending the conference, please check out the following link at:

http://www-education.rec.ri.cmu.edu/corridor/main/home_matter/conference.htm

 

The conference is being facilitated by Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Academy and its partners in the Robotics Corridor project, http://www.robotics corridor. org .

Robofest is invited to present on Thu. Aug 16, 2:30 - 3:30 pm.

 

(2)  L2Bot camp for High School Students at Lawrence Tech in Michigan

 

July 23rd – July 26th, 9:00am3:00pm

Have fun assembling Lawrence Tech’s laptop robot, the L2Bot, with a webcam. After learning basics of Java programming language using Eclipse IDE, campers explore basic concepts in autonomous robotics navigation, image processing, computer vision, speech synthesis, and speech recognition. Some knowledge of a programming language, such as C is helpful but not required.

 

For more information or to register, please contact:

Lisa Kujawa, [email protected],  Fax: (248) 204-2018

 

You will find a registration form as well as other camps provided by Lawrence Tech this summer at:

http://www.ltu.edu/community_k12/summer_camps_07.asp

 

(3)  AIBO 4-Legged Robot Dog Soccer Demo

 

Lawrence Tech’s AIBO robot soccer team will be competing at the World RoboCup 2007 held at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, June 30 – July 10. See the list of advanced 24 teams all around the world at

http://www.tzi.de/4legged/bin/view/Website/Teams2007

 

Before leaving for Atlanta, we will have a demonstration on

 

Thu, June 28, 3:30pm4:20pm

In D113 room, No 1 building on the following campus map on Lawrence Tech campus in Southfield, Michigan.

http://www.ltu.edu/contacts/campusmap.asp

 

The demo is open to the public.

 

(4) Thanks to All Robofest 2007 Participants and Wrap-up plan

 

Robofest gives many thanks to all of the coaches, teachers, parents, students, volunteers, site hosts, and sponsors of Robofest 2007 season.  Robofest would not be possible without the support of each of you.  We hope to see all of you again next year in Robofest 2008!

 

However, we are very sorry because we are late for wrapping up Robofest 2007 season mainly due to the illness of the director (myself) who had a pancreatic surgery in May. After recuperation, I am now much better. Thank you all!

 

The following is a list of things to do to conclude Robofest 2007 season:

- Posting scoring and judging sheets for some sites

- Posting pictures for some sites and editing official video

- Online survey to participants

- Writing official report

- Taking care of misc. requests and shipping

 

If you have any unresolved issues in this 2007 season, please email me directly to [email protected]

 

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Lawrence Tech University / Robofest World Headquarters

CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest Director

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield MI 48075

[email protected]           www.robofest.net

(248) 204-3504                   Fax: (248) 204-3518