SRS Robo-Magellan 2011 Competition
As summer comes into full swing it is time once again to pit robot against robot in one of the most grueling and challenging events. ChiBots presents the Seattle Robotics Society Robo-Magellan Midwest competition 2011, hosted by Moraine Valley Community College.
In this competition the contestant must locate a defined number of orange cones in the least amount of time. The robot can use diverse sensors and GPS technology to locate each cone. The run finishes when the last cone is located and “touched” by the robot. As this is an outdoor event, the robot is faced with challenging obstacles, such as blades of grass, unaware bystanders, bushes, hills and uneven terrain.
Come and see the creativity and ingenuity of the builders as they apply every ounce of their knowledge and sanity in building their robot to be up to the challenge of this competition. Don’t miss the opportunity to marvel at the diverse behaviors exhibited by the robots, such as avoidance of obstacles, cone location and an occasional attempt at tree climbing!
Come and meet the people behind these marvels of engineering. We will be happy to see you and answer any questions. If robotics interests you, this is your chance to talk to knowledgeable people. Get expert tips on how to get started in this field. Don’t miss this fun even!
Dress code: It is highly advised to avoid wearing orange clothing, unless you want to be chased by a robot that thinks you are a cone.
Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Pkwy.
Palos Hills, IL 60465-2478
August 6th, 2011: 1 - 4:00 PM, center quad
Chicago Area Robotics Group
Event and parking are free and open to the public. Competition entry fee $10, free for paid ChiBots members. Come early! Contestants will start arriving a few hours before the competition starts to set up and test/debug their robots. This is a great opportunity to get some behind the scenes look!
To register and read contest rules go here:
Attached is the PDF document of this event. Feel free to share and post it.
March 13, 2011 update, links to videos of runs made during past SRS RoboMagellan events:
Steve Hassenplug ChiBots SRS RoboMagellan Summer 2009
Rick Brooks ChiBots SRS RoboMagellan Summer 2009 1st run
Rick Brooks ChiBots SRS RoboMagellan Summer 2009 2nd run
Rick Brooks ChiBots SRS RoboMagellan Summer 2010 winning run