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21 Robotics Competitions part5 La Ferte Bernard France Robot World Contest




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This article is from the Robotics FAQ, by Kevin Dowling nivek@cs.cmu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

21 Robotics Competitions part5 La Ferte Bernard France Robot World Contest

Introduction:
The object of the challenge is to build a robot which is
capable of carrying out a series of different movements within a
minimum amount of time. The challenge will take place from 22 to 28
May, 1995 at la Ferte Bernard, as part of the "International
Festival of Science and Technology", with the Minister for Higher
Education and Research, Mr Francois Fillon, presiding.
The challenge is restricted to students and, in order to
participate, teams must be nominated by their colleges or
universities. Teams - which will be made up of five members - will
arrive with their robots already assembled. These must then be
adapted to the circuit which will be revealed at the start of the
challenge. The challenge will take place non-stop over 24 hours in
front of an audience. The atmosphere will be very exciting and
competitive. The challenge will take place non-stop over 24 hours in
front of an audience. The atmosphere will be very exciting and
competitive.

General Specifications:

The teams will be made up of five people. Each team may
include one teacher and one past-pupil of the school or institute
which it is representing.
To ensure that the robot's design is original, there must be
evidence of a partnership agreement with either an art college or the
design department of a specialist school. The robot must be able to
move independently and recognise five red French billiards balls
placed along the course. The balls must be brought back to the
finishing area. The robot must be able to move independently and
recognise five red French billiards balls placed along the course.
The balls must be brought back to the finishing area.
The track will be laid out in a 10 x 10 m square.
The outermost axis of the track will be 66 cm from the edge of
the circuit.
The minimum radius of curvature on the track will be 100 cm,
including the walls and edges of the stage.
The track will be painted either black or white and will be
made of 3 mm thick plywood fixed to the ground.
Different prizes will be awarded for different skills. It
is planned to have a number of categories, as follows: * speed
category * design and innovation category * audience and spectator
category * industry category

We hope to see you at the next Science and Technology Festival which
will take place from 22 to 28 May 1995.

More information: [46]
uguen@world-net.sct.fr

Maurice Uguen

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International Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest

3rd ANNUAL FIRE FIGHTING HOME ROBOT CONTEST

$1,000 First Prize

Sunday, April 21, 1996

Trinity College campus, Hartford, Connecticut

* Sponsored by Trinity College and the Connecticut Robotics Society.

* Robotists and their creations from all over will compete in this
international event.

* Contestants range from college professors and rocket scientists to
3rd graders.

* A weekend full of activities including practice sessions, Robotics
seminars, Robot related films, Robot Fair and Hospitality Party.

* Get together with interesting people, trade ideas and information,
learn and HAVE FUN.

Come for the weekend or come for the day, but COME AND SEE THE FUTURE!

The Contest - The goal of the contest is to build a Robot that can find and
extinguish a fire in a house. The rules have been fine-tuned and improved to
make an even better, more realistic competition that will be fun to enter and f
un to watch.

"Contest Schedule: Saturday, April 20"
* 9 am to 8 pm, Ferris Center - practice session open to public &
Robot registration
* 2 pm to 4 pm, location TBA - Robotics seminars and demonstrations
* 6 pm to 7 pm, location TBA - open hospitality party for meeting
people & sharing ideas
* 8 pm to 10 pm, Cine Studio - Robotics related movie

"Contest Schedule: Sunday, April 21"
* 9 am to 12 noon, Ferris Center - practice session and Robot
registration
* 1 pm to 5 pm, Ferris Center - The Contest

Mini Robot Fair - Bring equipment, literature and brochures to demonstrate,
show-off & pass out. Register now for your free table space.

Building a Robot? If you are entering a Robot, be sure to mail in the
official registration form along with your $20 registration fee before March
15, 1996.

Jake's Pet Peeve- Every year Jake gets messages from people who said they
built a Robot, but since they knew it wouldn't win, they didn't come to the
contest. WRONG! The real goal of the contest is to learn and have fun. You
can't do that sitting at home. No matter what your Robot does (or doesn't
do), make sure you come to the contest.

contact: [47]jake.mendelssohn@circellar.com
[48]http://shakti.trincoll.edu/~jhough/fire_robot/comp.html
190 Mohegan Drive, West Hartford, CT 06117 USA

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