About The Robofest 2000 Event
A new generation of computerized robot kits, such as Lego MindStormsTM is opening up new possibilities for
Lawrence Tech's RoboFest (Robot Festival) 2000
is an open contest in which the participants can show off their robots while
learning problem solving techniques, team work, mathematics, mechanics, physics,
creativity, logic, and computer programming.
The LTU RoboFest 2000 has some unique features.
The game rules are simple, as is the construction of the playing fields.
Robots must be fully autonomous, with no radio controls.
Games are designed to use feedback loop controls and adaptive learning techniques.
Though only Lego MindStorms
robots are to be used for games, any software environments / programming
languages may be used.
Details are as follows:
* Savings bonds are sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Information Services Division.
- When: Saturday, April 15 from 1:00 - 6:00 p.m.
- Where: Don Ridler Field House at
Lawrence Technological University
21000 West Ten Mile Rd.
Southfield, Michigan 48075, U.S.A.
- Who can participate? Teams consist of 1 - 3 students. Teams are encouraged to
find corporate sponsors.
- Game Categories
- Robo Race
- Robo Firefighter Race (requires extra parts)
- Robo Tag (requires extra parts)
- Divisions: Junior (5 through 12 grade students) and
Senior (college students) (updated on 2-25-00)
- Robo Race is not for senior division.
- Senior Division teams must participate in both Robo Firefighter Race and
- Registration Fee: None
- Registration Period: From Februrary 11th to March 15th. (updated on 3-4-00)
- Junior Division
- Within each game category (Race, Firefighter Race, and Tag),
there are these prizes:
1st place - $300, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $200 Savings Bond
- $1,000 scholarship to LTU for the three best Junior Division teams as decided by
the RoboFest 2000 Committee.
- Senior Division:
1st place - $300, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $200 Savings Bond*, based on total
- Every official team member will receive a gift.