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The Mailman

 

Long time no see...

I just wanted to share with you something I worked on during the month of January. I particpated in a robot competition here at M.I.T called MASLAB. My robot and team ended up taking 1st place. The details can be found on my website.

I'm sorry that I don't have the time to write a proper robot post about it on LMR.

Ideas for competition/giveaway

G'day again fellow LMR'ians.

I've created this forum topic today to basically engage in a brain storming session with you all. To celebrate 2000 subscribers on my YouTube channel I wish to celebrate by holding either a competition or giveaway of some kind.

I have always enjoyed teaching and I can't believe how easy YouTube makes it for me to teach thousands of people! Better yet, the feedback on my videos has been great and for that I am truly in debt to my 'students' and followers.

Yantra 2.0 Robotics Competition

It was the biggest in our small history, and will definitely be a proud one to cherish. The Yantra 2.0 Robotics Compeition was held on October 1st, under the Covered Hall of our national stadium, the Dasarath Rangashala. It was organized by Karkhana, a company that's striving towards expanding the boundaries of innovation in Nepal, and Robotics Association of Nepal, the biggest national robots governing body out here. E-sewa were the event sponsors of the competition.

LMRians, here are a few glimpses of the competition. :-)

Guangzhou Science Center robot competition

As an advisor to the Guangzhou Science Center I occasionally have to go there and do some work. This time I was one of their judges for a local robot competition. There were 2 categories, non-programmable robots for younger students and programmable robots for older students. All teams received a sheet of 2mm thick heavy duty cardboard for their chassis and a kit from DAGU that included:

Developed for a university sumo bot contest, Push/flip other robots out of the ring
Using a
This Sumo Bot was designed, built, programmed and tested over a 12 week period for one of my final year engineering classes. The aim was to design and build a … Read more
Line follow, Navigate with front and rear bump sensors, Remote control via USB connection
Using a
Baobot is my team's entry into the AFRON Design Competition. It is a 2-wheeled design intended for classroom use as a way to teach middle and high school students … Read more
Catches Monsters Under the Bed
Using a
This is the LMR robot for the today's Campus-Party Berlin. Its purpose in life is to help children if they are afraid of monsters in the night. The Monster Catcher … Read more
Example robot made out of various CD ROMs.  CDs were machined using a 4 flute 1/16 endmill on my cnc machine and glued together with super glue. So get building … Read more

Annual Online LMRobo-games!!!

What if somebody makes an annual robo-games for LMR members that is held online? just like Robotgrrl's robot party but with games and stuff e.g. online robot racing, online robot chess games(for those who do have chess playing robots, and connect them o the internet and play with other people), robot catwalk, coolest robot of the year...etc. and the prizes would be certificates that can be sent and print by the winner, or stuff that i don't know.

so, anyone interested in this kind of concept?

Zero Robotics, Spheres Robotics Competition

Zero Robotics is a student competition that takes "arena robotics" to new heights, literally. The robots are miniature satellites called SPHERES and the final competition of every tournament is aboard the International Space Station.

http://www.zerorobotics.org/web/zero-robotics/home-public

An official LMR robotics comp.

Hello

Most of you know I've had a lot of interest in my cross the gap challenge.

 

So I asked Frits about us having a "Official" LMR online competition at the end of this year. He said he is interested, but has too many obligations to be personally involved beyond giving the final approval, and adding stuff to the home page, etc.

If you want to be involved with exploring this concept, we will have to come up with a new game, and write up the rules, and figure out who's judging the video's, etc. I can get prizes donated.

Robot Competitions and other Events

Hi LMR,

Yesterday antonio.caciuc had the idea of compiling a database of robotics competitions. That's why I created this forum topic.

If you know any cool competitions or other events, please tell us about them here.

Challenge.gov

Has anybody checked out this challenge.gov site?

Idea for a symposium

       This is my first blog over here. first let me brief my self. I am an electronics and communications student 3rd year studying in india. Ok I just wanted to ask some of the like minded people here about some ideas and suggestions for an electronics symposium that I am going to attend.Here is a link to the site

http://www.drestein.in/

I would like some ideas on what to do for some of the events hosted there. comment even if the Ideas you've thought of are heck crazy!

EuroBot 2010 - The Robots - Switzerland

EuroBot 2010 The Robots collecting thier points, many different strategies.

Direct link  :- EuroBot 2010 The Robots_part1.wmv

                     EuroBot 2010 The Robots_part2.wmv

EuroBot 2010 - Rapperswil - Switzerland - Gareths impressions

EuroBot 2010 - My impressions Video of the Swiss "Feed the World" robotic competition.

nonstearm link :- Euro Bot 2010  or ustream

EuroBot 2010 Competition Switzerland Rapperswil-Jona from May 27 - 28 2010

I will be watching not competing (pending work) and will do my best to beam it on my ustream channel

(if they have wireless then maybe "Live").

Link :-Eurobot 2010 - Swiss and European Championship

Swarm AI beginnings (XMOS Competition)

Last Update: 13/10/09 XK1 first look pictures.

My XK1 arrived this morning via Japan post. Being so close to Hong Kong I might be the first :P But they were sent out on the 9th so those people waiting on one should go check your post box!

IMG_0955-800.jpg

Would anyone be interested in an XMOS challenge?

UPDATE: If you have a YouTube account or use YouTube, add/view our "MyXMOS" channel for latest videos and XMOS news!

 

UPDATE:

The 9.9 version of the XMOS Development Tools is now available:

LMR DAGU Contest rules anyone?

Oddbot mentioned in another post that some rules would/should be announced regarding the LMR DAGU Contest.

I thought the rules were vaguely outlined as something like:

1 Use the Mr.Basic kit.

2 make sure your robot is way cooler than the other contestants.

3 good luck.

-So, do we need any more rules? Do everybody have to use all the parts from the kit? Which partscannot me excluded? Is there an upper price limit?