Student teams from around the world will compete head-to-head in an outdoor racing competition, where small-scale robots race against other robots to the finish line, without any human guidance or control. Their skills will be put to test in a static judging event, a drag race and a circuit race event, where these autonomous vehicles will try to navigate around obstacles and obey the traffic rules.
These robots are finding their way in applications such as space exploration, mining, search and rescue, remote sensing and automotive inspection. Some are even becoming common around the home for routine tasks, such as vacuuming and mowing lawns. In the future, these robots may even park and drive cars!
WHEN & WHERE
July 24, 2010 from 9am to 7pm St. Denis Stadium, University of Windsor 2555 College Ave. Windsor, ON N9B3P4
Teams may be comprised of high school, college, undergraduate and/or graduate students, and must be supervised by at least one faculty advisor. Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged (EE, ME, CS, etc.). Students must staff each team. Only the student component of each team will be eligible for the awards. Faculty supervisor will certify that all team members are bonafide students on application form and will also provide contact information (telephone number and e-mail address) for himself and the student team leader on the form. Business/Non-Engineering students are encouraged to join teams to promote marketing, sponsorships, and other program management functions. For a student to be eligible to compete as a team member, they are required to have attended at least one semester of school as a registered student between July 2009 and July 2010.
Team sponsors are encouraged. Sponsors’ participation will be limited to hardware donation and/or funding support. Sponsors logos may be placed on the vehicle and may be displayed inside of the team maintenance area. Teams should encourage sponsor attendance at the Robot Racing.
Schools are encouraged to have more than one entry; but each vehicle must have a separate team of students and a distinct design report. Each entry must be based on a different chassis and software and must be documented by a separate application form and design report, submitted in accordance with all deadlines. All entries must have a team name and each application form must be TYPED and accompanied with an early bird, non-refundable registration fee of $100.00 CAD before April 30, 2010. Applications received after April 30 and before June 30, 2010 deadline will be charged a non-refundable registration fee of $150.00 CAD. Please make the cheque payable toUniversity of Windsor c/o Robot Racing. Intention to compete must be mailed with your application form, insurance waiver, and registration fee to:
Siddhant Ahuja (Sid) Organizer, IARRC 2010
Address: Rm. 219 Essex Hall, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering University of Windsor 401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor ON, N9B3P4