Robofest Newsletter, 12-20-2004




(1) Informational Meeting for Robofest 2005 Report

(2) Robofest 2005 Regional Sites

(3) Robofest Coach and Team Registration

(4) Workshop at Delta Community College on Jan. 8th, 2005

(5) Workshop via Teleconference on Jan 15th, 2005

(6) Happy Holidays!



(1) Informational Meeting for Robofest 2005 Report

43 prospective coaches came to Robofest Informational meetings held on Wed 12-15, Fri 12-17, and Sat 12-18. They watched �RoboRelay� game demonstrations, reviewed game rules, and gave a lot of constructive ideas to improve the event for the students. They were planning the following number of teams according to the survey done: 38 Junior division teams, 16 senior division teams, and 6 exhibitions. Also, on Thu 12-16, 20 people participated in the live Robofest webcast.


All the materials used in the informational meetings (PowerPoint, rules, game rules, forms, and recorded Webcast) now can be accessed from Robofest website at 


If you have any suggestions, corrections, and/or clarifications, please send emails to [email protected] before Jan 7th 2005. Final rules will be posted on Jan. 11, 2005.


(2) Robofest 2005 Regional Sites

We believe, students will be motivated more, if they participate in bigger competitions. Yes, Robofest is becoming an international competition. Currently (as of Dec 15) we have 11 regional and international sites for Robofest 2005.


Alpena Community College, Alpena, Michigan, April 2

Canton Charter Academy, Canton, Michigan, April 9

Hanul & Kid, China, (City and Date are TBD)

Delta College, University Center, Michigan, April 9

Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea, February 19-20

Hillside Middle School, Northville, Michigan, April 9

Lawrence Tech University, Southfield, Michigan, April 9

Macomb Intermediate School District, MISD, Clinton Township, Michigan, April 9

Milk River School, Alberta, Canada, Date TBD

Robotech Center, Nashua, New Hampshire, Date TBD

Washtenaw Community College, (Tentative), Ann Arbor, Michigan, Date TBD


(3) Robofest Coach and Team Registration

We plan to start Robofest registration tentatively on Jan. 12, 2005. However, we do not know exactly when it will start, since we are still developing the web application software. We will let you know exact date and time via this mailing list.


(4) Workshop at Delta Community College on Jan. 8th

A workshop to introduce Robofest and RCX Programming will be held at Delta College in Bay City area (, map) on January 8, 2005 from 10am-Noon. To register, send an e-mail to [email protected]


(5) Workshop via Teleconference on Jan 15th

We are planning an interative workshop via Teleconference to introduction to Robofest and RCX Programming on Jan. 15th, 2005. Details will be announced through Robofest mailing list.


(6) Happy holidays

Wishing you
Joy within your home . . .

Successes in your (team) projects �
Happiness now and always!



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CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest organizer

Lori Birman, Robofest Coordinator

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