SR Competition 2011 - Not long to go!

There’s less than a week to go to the competition, and we’re as excited as we are busy preparing the biggest and best Student Robotics Competition to date.

The competition’s taking place at The Cube, Level 2, SUSU Building 42, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton. Here’s the schedule:

Day 1 - Saturday 9th April, Tinkering Day

Time Activity
10:00 - 13:00 Teams Arrive, start tinkering
13:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 17:00 More Tinkering

This day is optional but it is highly recommended that you attend as there will be very little time for tinkering on the actual competition day.

Day 2 - Sunday 10th April, Competition Day

Time Activity
9:30 - 10:00 Teams Arrive
10:00 - 10:10 Welcome
10:10 - 10:30 Robots are inspected to ensure they meet regulations
10:30 - 12.30 Competition ‘League’ Matches
12.30 - 13:15 Lunch
13:15 - 15:00 Competition ‘League’ Matches
15:00 - 15:45 Competition ‘Knock-out’ Matches
15:45 - 16:00 Break for judges to decide awards
16:00 - 16:30 Prize giving ceremony, group photos taken

Competition matches last 3 minutes, with a new match starting every 7 minutes.

Please remember to bring your Media Consent Forms on this day, otherwise we reserve the right to refuse entry into the competition.

We look forward to seeing you there, good luck, and may the best robot win!

The SR Team

Sixth Formers & Power Tools: A talk by Sam Phippen

What happens when you take sixth formers, and let them loose with power tools? Sam Phippen tells us about his experiences with Student Robotics teams in his Bristol Ignite talk entitled Sixth Formers & Power Tools. Enjoy:

Student Robotics at 27C3

Robert Spanton, one of the founding members of Student Robotics, gave a talk about SR at 27C3. In the talk, Rob discusses the motivation behind SR, what SR is currently doing and is planning to do, and gives a technical overview of the hardware and software we provide.

A video of the talk is available directly from the CCC website, and Rob has made his slides available in PDF form on his blog.

27C3 was the 27th Chaos Communication Congress, held in Berlin from December 27 to December 30, and is one of the largest international hacker meetings.

The SR Team