Educational Robotics Repository @ Brooklyn College
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- RoboCup (http://www.robocup.org)
RoboCup (Originally called as Robot World Cup Initiative) is an international research and education initiative.
It is an attempt to foster AI and intelligent robotics research by providing a standard problem where wide range
of technologies can be integrated and examined, as well as being used for integrated project-oriented education.
For this purpose, RoboCup chose to use soccer game as a primary domain, and organizes RoboCup:
The Robot World Cup Soccer Games and Conferences.
- RoboCupJunior (http://www.robocupjunior.org)
RoboCupJunior is a project-oriented educational initiative that sponsors local, regional and international robotic
events for young students. It is designed to introduce RoboCup to primary and secondary school children,
as well as undergraduates who do not have the resources to get involved in the senior leagues. The focus in
the junior league is on education.
- RoboCupJunior@NYC (http://agents.sci.brooklyn.cuny.edu/rcjnyc/index.php)
In an attempt to grow participation in the USA, the first New York City regional RCJ event was first held in March 2006. A series of workshops, organized by local organizers leads up to the event, helping new teachers prepare their students for entry into RoboCupJunior.
- BotBall (http://www.botball.org)
Presented by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics, the Botball Educational Robotics
Program gets the wheel turning for hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering and
math. The program is designed for middle and high school students, and now offeres a national
collegiate competition as well.
- US FIRST (http://www.usfirst.org)
The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, multinational competition that teams professionals and high school students to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.
- FIRST Lego League
The FIRST Lego League (FLL) is a Lego-sponsored division of the FIRST robotics competition, geared toward middle school students.
- RoboChallenge (http://homepage.mac.com/mrlaurie/robo/robochallenge.html)
Robo-Challenge is an educational program that uses LEGO Robotics to provide hands-on learning
of engineering, applied science, and computer skills, while acting as a vehicle for educational outreach.
The core of the program involves getting LEGO robotics materials into the hands of young, eager students
so that they will have the opportunity to learn advanced technology skills while engaged in complex robotic challenges.
- BEST (http://www.bestinc.org/MVC/)
BEST is a non-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to inspire students to pursue careers
in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and
engineering-based robotics competition.
- Annual Trinity College Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest (TCFFHRC) (http://www.trincoll.edu/events/robot/)
The main challenge of this contest is to build an autonomous computer-controlled robot that can
find its way through an arena that represents a model house, find a lit candle that represents a
fire in the house, and extinguish the fire in the shortest time. This task simulates the real-world
operation of an autonomous robot performing a fire protection function in a real house.
The goal of the contest is to advance robot technology and knowledge while using robotics as an