R o b o f e s t †††eNewsletter, 7-15-06
(1)Robotics Summer Camps

(2)AIBO programming camp at LTU

(3)LTU Teacher Education Course using Lego NXT

(4) Midwest Robolab Conference this August

(5)LTU robotics lab open house

(6) Robofest Seeking Site Hosts for 2007 Competition Season


(1)Robotics Summer Camps


Some of the robotics summer camps across the nation are compiled at

†† http://robofest.net/2006/camp/camp06.htm

†† http://robotics.nasa.gov/students/camp.php
Additional camps still available are as follows:
>> Fremont and Palo Alto
>> Summer Aquabots Camps at The Harvest Center in Dacula GA

>> Girl Scouts



>> Macomb ISD in Michigan


Lego Robotics Camp - Advanced

Lego Robotics Camp - Beginner

Lego Robotics Camp - Girls Beginner

Lego Robotics Camp - Intermediate

Lego Robotics Coaches Training


>> Rocks and Robots, Michigan



>> July 25-28, 1:00 - 4:30 PM, at Summit Baptist Church in Acworth
Contact mischaholt @ bellsouth. net to register


>> Lubbock, Texas



(2)AIBO programming camp at LTU

LTU robotics lab is pleased to announce the first AIBO ERS-7 programming with Python and C++ for high school students.

Date: July 24-28, Noon-5pm (25 hours)

Only two seats are available now. Please contact [email protected]


(3) LTU Teacher Education Course using Lego NXT

Lawrence Tech University in Southfield Michigan will be offering a 14 week course entitled Autonomous Robotics for Education. (Course number: MET 5263)This is a course of LTUís MET (Master of Educational Technology) program. The course will introduce concepts involved in autonomous robotics and how to use robotics education technology to teach mathematics, physics, science, and computer programming. It will provide hands-on experience in designing and programming Lego NXT.


The class begins on Tuesday Sep. 12, 2006, 7:20pm-9:10pm (On campus). For additional information on this course, please visit the following URL:http://www.robofest.net/academy/met5263.htm


(4) Midwest Robolab Conference this August


Please make plans to attend the Midwest Robolab Conference this August 6-8th in Wichita, KS. Chris Rogers will be the keynote speaker and will have the new LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT with him to show off. There will be two tracks: a K12 education track and an Undergraduate Education track.

For more details, please check out the conference website at: http://engr.wichita.edu/robolab/


(5)LTU robotics lab open house

Date: Monday July 24

Time: Noon Ė 1:30pm

What: AIBO robot soccer demo, H2Bot demo (First fuel-cell powered robot competed at Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition)

Please email to [email protected] to reserve your seat. Space is limited.


(6) Robofest Seeking Site Hosts for 2007 Competition Season

Robofest is currently seeking site hosts for the 2007 Competition Season.Qualifying Competition Sites are needed in March and April of 2007.Top teams from each site move on to compete at the World Robofest Championships which will be held on the campus of LTU in Spring/Summer 2007.We would like have all 2007 Sites confirmed by September 30, 2006.Interested individuals, organizations, or schools should contact Lori Birman for additional 2007 Site Host Information, [email protected] or 248-204-3566.




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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, Southfield MI 48075
[email protected]†††††† www.robofest.net
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