Hei, tämä ei ole EESTEC:n tapahtuma, mutta Tallinnassa järjestetään perinteinen ROBOTEX-kilpailu joulukuussa. Lisätietoa alla:
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
On behalf of the organizers of the Robotex 2008 competition, I would be more than grateful if you could forward the announcement below (also enclosed as an attachment to this mail) to students, relevant individuals, departments and institutions of your university.
For more information and queries, please contact directly the organizers of the Robotex 2008 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Tallinn University of Technology is happy to announce the 8th annual internationally open robotics competition
About the event
Robotex is the biggest robotics competition in Estonia, organised annually since 2001 by the Tallinn University of Technology, the University of Tartu and the Estonian Information Technology College.
The target group of Robotex are students of technical fields and technology enthusiasts. The goal is to give them experience in developing and building mechatronical systems, interdisciplinary projects and to promote teamwork. A wider goal is to popularize information technology and technical education among the youth.
What makes Robotex unique compared to other robotics competitions is that every year, the task the robots have to perform is different. For example, some of the assignments of previous years have included climbing a vertical rope; playing volleyball; flipping cans; marking mines etc.
The event will take place on the 5th of December in the campus of the Tallinn University of Technology in Estonia. The event can also be observed in real time online on www.video.ttu.ee
The total contest prize fund is over 6000 euros!
The task of Robotex 2008 is called Room Cleaning, in which the objective is to collect items (socks and empty cans) from a rectangular field and move them to the specified drop-off areas. The fully autonomous robot must orientate on the field, avoiding obstacles and be able to distinguish different objects. The time limit for this task is 3 minutes.
All information about the event and the rules are available on the official website: www.robotex.ee
Who can participate
The competition is team-based. The number of members in a team is limited to 5.
We encourage all young aspiring enthusiasts, who have knowledge of mechanics, electronics, microprocessors or programming, to form a team and to come participate in the contest. Everyone are more than welcome to participate also in Robotex 2009, 2010, etc.
There is no participation fee and all teams will be provided free accomodations by the organizers.
Online registration will be open from 1st of September until 31st of October 2008 on the Robotex official website www.robotex.ee
For the visitors
Robotex 2008 will have a technology exhibition parallel to the competition, where different innovative projects, robots, automated equipment and other thematic exhibits by universities, student science clubs and enterprises will be presented.
Should you have an intention of taking part in the exhibition as an exhibitor, please contact the organizers before October 15, 2008 via e-mail: email@example.com (an application form is available on request).
For visitors interested in learning to build their own basic robot, there will also be workshops on the site of the event, guided by skilled robot builders.
ROBOTEX 2008 where brains and metal meet
For further information please do not hesitate to contact the organizers of the event. We are more than happy to answer your questions and have your feedback!
Sincerely yours, Robotex 2008 Event Team