Robofest eNewsletter, 9-2-13

 

(1) Robofest on PBS Detroit on Sep 2 at 7:30pm

(2) Inaugural GRAF (Global Robotic Arts Festival) registration is open

(3) 8th annual RoboParade registration is open

(4) Bottle RoboSumo Camp for rookie teams is Open

(5) 2012~13 Annual Report available on the web

(6) Coordinator search is over

(7) Seeking Site Hosts for 2013~14 Competitions

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(1) Robofest on PBS Detroit on Sep 2 at 7:30pm

WATCH Robofest 2013 World Championship Monday, September 2 at 7:30 pm for 30 minutes on Detroit Public Television, Channel 56-1. Do not miss this chance to know (more) about Robofest and encourage others to watch!

(Update 9-3-13) Here is the link for the aired program: http://video.dptv.org/video/2365071692/

(2) Inaugural GRAF (Global Robotic Arts Festival) registration is open

Express yourself with robots while learning core concepts of STEM. The inaugural GRAF organized by LTU Robofest office will be held on Nov 22~23 at Macomb Community College. To register interactive robotics teams for visual and performing arts categories, please go to www.robofest.net and click on GRAF link. Please be a part in making history.

 

(3) 8th annual RoboParade registration is open

8th annual RoboParades will be held in multiple cities across the nation. Detroit and Warren, Michigan; Sugar Land, Texas; and St. Petersburg, Florida are organizing RoboParade in the 2013-14 year. To register teams, please go to www.robofest.net and click on RoboParade link.

 

If you are interested in hosting RoboParade in your city, please check out the Information to become a RoboParade Site Host in 2013-14 at http://www.robofest.net/4siteHosts.htm

 

(4) Bottle RoboSumo Camp for rookie teams is Open

Sat. Sep. 21, 2013, 8:30am ~ 4pm. Charles Wright Museum in Detroit; Workshop in the morning and competition in the afternoon; A rookie team with 1~3 members (5th grade ~ 8th grade students); An adult coach must register online (Site name is "Detroit_CWM_MI_SumoCamp").

Space is limited to only 10 teams. Registration fee per team is $30.

 

(5) 2012~13 Annual Report available on the web

http://www.robofest.net/2013/robofest13report.pdf

 

(6) Coordinator search is over

Ms. Faith Kurily will be a full-time Robofest Coordinator from September 11th, 2013.

Welcome on board!

 

(7) Seeking Site Hosts for 2013~14 Competitions

Robofest provides unique opportunities to maximize math and science learning through autonomous robotics. However, in contrast to other big robotics competitions, it does not require teams to hold major fundraisers to underwrite the cost of participation. Robofest is now seeking site hosts for the 2013~14 year. RoboParade hosting opportunities in the fall of 2013 are open. Hosting opportunities for Robofest Game and Exhibition in Feb ~ early April of 2014 are also open. Interested individuals, organizations, or schools should contact Robofest office at robofest@ltu.edu or check out www.robofest.net and click on *For Site Hosts* link.

 

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If you have questions, please *do not reply* directly to this email message. See below for contact information.

 

Lawrence Tech University / Robofest / M219

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield, MI 48075

Fax: (248) 204-3518

CJ Chung, Professor, Director, chung@ltu.edu

Christopher Cartwright, Associate Professor, Program Manager, ccartwrig@ltu.edu

Teri Dubois, Associate Coordinator, (248) 204-3568, tdubois@ltu.edu

Chris Parker, Admin Assistant, cparker@LTU.edu

 

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