The RoboCup competition has wrapped up for Georgia Tech’s RoboJackets with one victory on our side! We learned a lot for next year and had a lot of fun! We look forward to next year’s RoboCup competition in Germany, when we plan on bringing a completely new fleet of robots!
The RoboJackets’ Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition team and their robot Mistii recently attended competition at Oakland University in Rochester Michigan from June 5-8. Mistii, a 3 wheeled, 300lb autonomous vehicle, contended with adverse weather conditions and muddy terrain over the four days of the event. The team was ultimately unable to qualify on the track but came closer to their goal than in the previous two years. The object of the competition is to create and program a robot that can navigate an outdoor obstacle course comprised of barrels, painted lines, and gps waypoints without any human assistance. More information can be found at www.igvc.org
The RoboJackets had their hands full at the sixth annual Georgia Robotics Invitational Tournament and Showcase (GRITS). On October 4, members from our Outreach group and the competition teams volunteered as staff to help put on Georgia’s off-season FIRST event.
Our members kept the competition field running, helped oversee safety in the competition pit areas, and worked with rookie groups of students to compete in last year’s FRC game, Aerial Assist. The event was a great opportunity for new students to whet their appetite for competition robotics as they gear up for the upcoming FRC season. We look forward to helping out with the coming year’s game as event coordinators, volunteers, and mentors.
Find out more about FIRST in Georgia at the GeorgiaFIRST website
Be sure to make it to the RoboJackets General Interest Meeting as we start up a whole new year of Robotics.
When: September 4th 6pm
Where: Klaus 1116
If cool robots was not enough of an incentive, pizza and drinks will be provided!
National Robotics week is coming up! This year on April 8th, 2014, our members will be working with the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Machines (IRIM) to provide tour guides for the campus Open House. During the day, school groups come to campus to see various robotics labs across campus from the IRIM(2nd floor of the College of Computing building) to GTRI to the Heath Systems Institute.
To learn more about National Robotics Week in general, please go to http://www.nationalroboticsweek.org/
And to learn more about National Robotics Week at Georgia Tech, please go to http://www.robotics.gatech.edu/outreach/NRW
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