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(1) Robofest Team Registration is Open

(2) Additional Info Meeting (Repeated Session) Scheduled for January 10

(3) December Webcast Info Meeting Available as Streaming Video

(4) RidgeSoft, LLC Sponsorship

(5) Robofest Sponsorship Opportunities



(1) Robofest Team Registration is Open

Robofest 2006 Game, �Toxic Waste Cleanup Challenge� Rules Posted to the Web and Team registration has started.


Go to http://www.robofest.net and click on �Team registration�


(2) Additional Info Meeting (Repeated Session) Scheduled for January 10

We have scheduled another repeated session of the Robofest 2006 Informational Meeting for people who could not attend the December 2005 meetings.Robofest will offer the same Informational Meeting on Tuesday, January 10, from 6:30 � 7:30 p.m. in Room S-321 at LTU.This meeting is open to everyone who is interested in participating in Robofest.You do not need to register for this meeting.


(3) December Webcast Informational Meeting Available as Streaming Video

If you were unable to attend any of the December Informational Meetings, and are unable to attend the January 10 meeting, you can view the December web cast as streaming video.The webcast has been posted to the Robofest website at www.robofest.net.You will find the file located on the front page of the Robofest website, bottom left corner, entitled:Info. Meeting Recorded Webcast (59min.).You will need RealPlayer to view the webcast streaming video.


(4) RidgeSoft LLC, Robofest Sponsors

Robofest thanks its newest 2006 Sponsor, Silver Sponsor, RidgeSoft, LLC.Without the generous support of our Sponsors, Robofest would not be possible.


RidgeSoft was founded in 2003 to develop modern tools that make hands-on Java robotics curriculum accessible and relevant to high schools, community colleges, universities and hobbyists.Products include the IntelliBrain-Bot educational robot for beginning robotics enthusiasts who are interested in learning Java� programming and the fundamentals of robot intelligence.


RidgeSoft, LLC, Modern Tools for Educational Robotics.


Thank You!Robofest 2006 Silver Sponsor, RidgeSoft LLC, Pleasanton, California, www.ridgesoft.com


(5) Robofest Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Robofest has 2006 Sponsorship Opportunities at several levels, including individual donor opportunities, entitled �Friends of Robofest.�Robofest has also created several new Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities.The 2006 Sponsorship Opportunities Program can be viewed at the following link:




Attached is a link for Friends of Robofest individual donors to make a gift to Robofest via credit card (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover) or electronic check.You may make an on-line gift to Robofest by visiting the following link:




When using the on-line giving form, you must specify Robofest as the gift recipient and also specify your gift amount.The on-line pledge form is encrypted with Secure Socket Layer technology to guarantee transaction security.


All Robofest donations are tax deductible contributions. Robofest Sponsorship is important in our effort to keep Robofest a low-cost affordable contest for everyone.We hope you will consider supporting Robofest in our sponsorship campaign.We appreciate your support.



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Lawrence Tech University�� Computer Science / Robofest World Headquarters

CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest director

Lori Birman, Robofest Coordinator

21000 W. Ten Mile, SouthfieldMI 48075

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(248)204-3566Fax: (248)204-3518Robotics Lab (248)204-3815