Robofest Newsletter, 8-31-2005



(1) Robofest 2005 DVD is Now Available

(2) Robofest Registration will Open this December

(3) World Robofest 2006 Championships will be held May 13, 2006 at LTU

(4) Robofest is Seeking Additional Site Hosts & Organizers for 2006

(5) Robofest is Seeking Sponsors for 2006



(1) Robofest 2005 DVD is available


The Robofest 2005 DVD is now available for distribution to anyone who would like a copy.This 26 minute DVD highlights the students at each Regional and International Contest Site as well as the World Robofest 2005 Championships.


Individuals who would like a copy of the DVD may pick up a copy at the Robofest office (LTU Science building Room 112) for a cost of $1.50 per DVD.Individuals who would like a copy of the DVD mailed to them, can request a copy from Lori Birman at the cost of $3.50 per DVD ($1.50 + $2 for postage).Contact Lori Birman at [email protected] if you would like to pick up a copy or have it mailed to you.


Please note that the DVD is available free to all on-site volunteers, such as judges, registration volunteers, etc.Just contact Lori Birman at [email protected] for your complimentary copy of the DVD.


(2) Robofest 2006 On-line Registration will Open this December


On-line Registration for Robofest 2006 will start in December 2005 at Robofest�s official web site, has been moved up to December to give coaches additional time to form teams.


Robofest is pleased to announce that due to the higher number of Exhibition Teams who participated in 2005, we have expanded the Exhibition Divisions to include both a Junior Exhibition Division and a Senior Exhibition Division for the 2006 contest.


The 2006 Registration fee per team will be $35.00 and will be processed on-line as we did for 2005.The Official 2006 Robofest Rules will be announced in January 2006.Stay tuned for exact dates on both registration and rules on-line dates.


(3) World Robofest 2006 Championships will be held May 13, 2006 at LTU


Robofest has scheduled the date of the World Robofest 2006 Championships:Saturday, May 13, 2006, at the Don Ridler Field House on the Campus of Lawrence Technological University.This should make for a better weather day (no snow!) and provide teams with additional time to prepare after their Spring/Easter break.


Regional Qualifying contest sites will take place in April. This change allows more time for teams to prepare for Robofest, and moves Robofest away from other robotics competition dates scheduled for April.We are hopeful that this schedule change will make participation easier for everyone.


(4) Robofest is Seeking Additional Site Hosts & Organizers for 2006


In order to reach more students who would like to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics through playful 100% autonomous robotics, Lawrence Technological University is seeking additional Regional and International Site Hosts & Organizers for the 2006 contest.Being a site provides great visibility for the hosting organization.It is an opportunity to showcase your facility, staff, and students.If you are interested in becoming a site host or would like more information, contact Robofest�s Lori Birman at [email protected].


(5)Robofest is Seeking Sponsors for 2006 Contest


In an effort to keep Robofest a low-cost affordable contest for everyone, we are currently seeking sponsors for the 2006 contest.If you or your organization are interested in helping to support the important work of Robofest, please contact [email protected].Robofest appreciates any type of support, big or small.Robofest is also in need of in-kind services such as printing, signs, promotion, etc. Please contact us if you are able to support Robofest in any way.



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