[KwartzLab] Fwd: Cloud Robotics Hackathon
cbruner at quadro.net
Fri Feb 10 14:56:06 EST 2012
This is robotshops way of getting some publicity about their new robot
cloud thingy. Which if I understand correctly is basically a database of
robots and types, and possibly some online inputs/outputs from the
robots at various times.
I like the idea of this compition and am interested in participating. We
need to submit an idea for a robot by Feb 18, and we will receive some
parts to help with the hackathon. Very cool.
Some ideas I've had for this competition are for social interaction at
parties or meetings:
1. popcorn flinger. (Throw popcorn or pingpong balls at unsuspecting
people, just for the fun of it).
2. Individualized people Fetcher. Think of a dog, Jill says "Go see
Sam", Sam says "Go see Fred", Fred says "Go see Jill", Robot runs around
between people, possibly bringing messages or beer.
3. Singing robot.... Sings in a high warbally voice and follows one
random individual around, tracking by their shoes.
On 2/10/2012 1:39 PM, Darcy Casselman wrote:
> This may be of interest...
> We were contacted by a group in Montreal hosting a robotics hackathon.
> They're looking to expand with teams all over the world, and are
> offering free robot kits (regularly $90) to participating teams. Not
> sure what the catch is, but if you're interested in running something
> like this, maybe you can get in touch with them and find out. :)
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> Name Sara -Robotics Hackathon
> Email sara_ahmadian at yahoo.com
> Message Hello,
> Allow me to introduce you to the The Cloud Robotics Hackathon to be
> held on March 2nd to March 4th 2012 at Notman House.
> The Cloud Robotics Hackathon aims to catalyse the creative process and
> bring roboticists, programmers, and hackers to produce social robotic
> applications that use collaboration between machines through
> cloud-computing, and natural interaction with humans in order to reach
> useful goals. The mains instance of the Hackathon will be held in
> Montreal, and teams around the world are invited to hack as well at on
> the same day under the same rules.
> We will send FREE robots to each team around the world before the
> event. However, You have to contact us as soon as possible to ask for
> We will award many prizes to different team such as 1000$ Grand prize
> and robotshop gift cards.
> For more information, please visit our website : www.RoboticsHackathon.com
> Sara Ahmadian, Organizer
> Website :RoboticsHackathon.com
> Eventbrite page: http://roboticshackathon.eventbrite.com/
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