Event: UBC Thunderbird Robotics hosts 7th annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition and Exhibition
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2011
11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Exhibition of latest in robotic advancements
2:30 p.m. – Drag race
3 p.m. – Circuit race
Location: Plaza north of the Student Union Building
6138 Student Union Boulevard, UBC Vancouver campus
For a map, visit: www.maps.ubc.ca?790
Visuals: Robotic vehicles race against each other without any human guidance or control.
Eleven university student teams from UBC, the University of Toronto, McMaster University, the University of Calgary and other institutions will showcase their latest advancements in the field of autonomous ground vehicle navigation and compete in challenging races.
Hosting the family friendly competition and exhibition is UBC Thunderbird Robotics, an interdisciplinary student organization in the Faculty of Applied Science.
This year marks the first time that the annual event is held in Western Canada. Also new this year is a robotics exhibition with displays from UBC engineering student teams and leaders in the robotics industry.
In the circuit race, unmanned robot vehicles must speed two a team down a 30-metre straight track and avoid hitting pylons on the side.
The drag race requires the robot vehicles to negotiate an outdoor obstacle course under a prescribed time while racing against other robots, obeying traffic rules and avoiding objects on the track.
Please contact Bahador Moosavi, Team Leader, UBC Thunderbird Robotics, at 778.892.9072, email@example.com.
For more information, visit: http://robotracing2011.com/