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(1) Robofest Coach Registration Open

(2) Robofest Rules 2006 Posted to the Web

(3) ABB Inc. - New Robofest 2006 Sponsor

(4) Robofest Sponsorship Opportunities

(5) We Wish a Very Happy Holiday To All Of Our Robofest Friends!!




(1) Robofest Coach Registration Open


Robofest coach registration is available on the Robofest website for new coaches.New Coaches should go to www.robofest.net and submit the online form.Your Coach registration will be confirmed via an e-mail to your account.If you do not receive verification of your registration, contact [email protected].Registration for teams and contest sites selection will be available only for registered coaches on January 5.


Returning Coaches do not need to register at this time; Coaches will need to know their ID and Password for January registration.Returning Coaches can register Teams and select a contest location starting January 5.



(2) Robofest 2006 Rules Posted to the Web


The Robofest 2006 Rules official version have been posted to the website, you will find them as a PDF file on the home page of the Robofest website, www.robofest.net, bottom left corner.


The Robofest live webcast informational meeting 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 (59 min.).You will need RealPlayer to view the streaming video of the webcast.You will also find PDF files for the documents discussed during the meeting.


We have scheduled another repeated session of the Robofest 2006 Informational Meetings 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.


Robofest has whole sets of the 2006 Playing Field available for Purchase at $75.00 each for new teams.Returning teams may purchase the gate portion of the playing field for $5.All sets and gates must be picked up at Robofest offices, LTU.We will not be shipping any sets or gates.


Robofest accepts cash or check only.All checks should be made payable to LTU. If you would like to order a 2006 playing field set, or gate, please contact Lori Birman at [email protected].


(3) ABB Inc. - New Robofest Sponsor


Robofest thanks its newest 2006 Sponsor, ABB Inc.Without the generous support of ABB�s sponsorship, Robofest would not be possible.


ABB is one of the world's leading manufacturer of robots and robotic systems. Their automotive systems can be found in all areas of automotive manufacturing: Automotive components, Powertrain, Press Shop, Body-in-White, Paint Shop and Trim & Final Assembly. ABB supplies a broad range of systems to the General and Consumer Industries for welding, coating, dispensing, picking, packing, palletizing, material removal and material handling.


�Power and Productivity for a Bettter World� - ABB

�The Heart of Robotics� - ABB Robotics


To find more about ABB, go to www.abb.com or www.abb.com/robotics


(4) 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. Transactions must be processed by December 31st to receive 2005 tax credit.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.


(5) We Wish a Very Happy Holiday To All Of Our Robofest Friends!!



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CJ Chung, Associate Professor, Robofest director

Lori Birman, Robofest Coordinator

21000 W. Ten Mile, SouthfieldMI 48075

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