Robofest eNewsletter, 7-9-12


(1) International Robot Olympiad in December

(2) iTunes ePubs on Robofest

(3) Robofest at IGVC Results

(4) Like us on Facebook

(5) Robotics Summer Camps -- Some are still open



(1) International Robot Olympiad in December

Robofest Bottle RoboSumo became a special category at The International Robot Olympiad.

The 14th International Robot Olympiad (IRO) 2012 will be held on December 17th to 20th in Gwangju, South Korea. The IRO will provide students with a unique global competition that delivers meaningful hands-on learning opportunities in critical STEAM areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. Especially this year, the IRO 2012 offers a special category for students who are involved in Robofest. They can participate in the game named Roboshove that is same as Bottle RoboSumo. For further information regarding competition, registration and etc. please check out the official website of IRO 2012, or contact at [email protected]


To select teams representing countries in North America, Robofest is planning a special RoboShove competition in Nov. Winner teams may get partial travel supports and scholarships.


(2) iTunes ePubs on Robofest

Announcing! Celebrations-USA has published a series of ePubs promoting Robofest. These books provide in-depth information of each aspect of Robofest, including pictures and video. Some of the titles include: *Robofest: 2012*, which describes the 2012 season of Robofest; *Robofest: History*, describing the thirteen year history of Robofest game competitions; *Robofest: nVn Team RoboSumo* and *Robofest: Hexapod Robot Sumo*, featuring the believed-to-be world first competitions of their kind; *Robofest: Team Omega Documentary*, which tells the story of one Robofest team; as well as several others.


The links for these ePubs are found on the following sites (iPad versions & PDF versions): and


(3) Robofest at IGVC results

Robofest during IGVC 2012 was held on Sat. June 10th, 2012 at Oakland University with over 20 teams. The following information has been posted on under *Results* section:
*Official List of Winners
*Score Sheets
*Photo Albums and video links on Facebook Robofest Page (Facebook account is not required to browse)


(4) Like us on Facebook

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(5) Robotics Summer Camps -- Some are still open

*Robofest office offers various robotics summer camps at Lawrence Tech in Southfield, Michigan. For more details, go to Robofest home at and click on summer camps link in the right upper corner.


*Rocks and Robots Summer Camps in Ann Arbor, MI. Challenging outdoor activities (the Rocks) and Fun and engaging technology (the Robots). No prior experience needed.; 734-645-9211


*LEGO Robotics Day Camp, Munising High School, Munising, MI. August 2012; For all youth ages 7-12. To register, please call Melissa at M-TEC at 906-217-4106.


*The Robot Garage Summer Camps - Birmingham, MI.


*Classroom Antics Summer Tech Camps, Cleveland, Akron, and Columbus area OH.

Ages 9-13, June to August, focusing on computer technologies. Click for more info.


*TECHNO-botics Robotics Day Camps, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, MI. June-August

9:00 a.m. ~ 3:00 p.m. daily. Ages 6-18. or

contact Cranbrook Schools at 248-645-3678 or by e-mail at [email protected].



If you have questions, please *do not reply* directly to this email message. See below for contact information.


Lawrence Tech University / Robofest / M219

21000 W. Ten Mile, Southfield, MI 48075

[email protected]

Fax: (248) 204-3518


CJ Chung, Professor, Robofest Director, [email protected]

Christopher Cartwright, Associate Professor, Robofest Program Manager, [email protected]

Teri Dubois, Robofest Associate Coordinator, (248) 204-3569, [email protected]