Robots Essay

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fSan Diego Alliance San Diego City College ♦ Southwestern College ♦ San Diego State University ♦ Imperial Valley Robotics Challenge – Spring 2011 Saturday, April 30 - San Diego City College Competition Guidelines Timeline: 1. March 23, 2011 - Guidelines and kits released to students. Teams cannot begin working before this date. 2. April 30, 2011 – Robotics competition at City College cafeteria. Registration: 8:30 – 11:00 am Competition: 12:00 noon – 1:15 pm Physical modifications to the robots will not be allowed after the team is registered. Only programmatic changes will be allowed on the day of the competition. No laptops will be provided. Each team is responsible to bring a fully-charged laptop with the LEGO Mindstorm software. Assume that electrical outlets are not available in the competition area. Remember to install fresh batteries before the start of the competition. Robots with dead batteries will be disqualified. Team rules: 1. Each MESA Center may sponsor a maximum of 3 teams. 2. Each team must be made up of 3 to 4 MESA students. 3. The robotics competition will consist of 2 separate missions. Each robot must compete in the 2 missions or be disqualified. 4. Only 1 team member will be allowed in the competition area during each mission. 5. Once the robot is in competition, no member of the team can manipulate the robot until the mission is completed or the robot fails. 6. Poor sportsmanship, cheating, or negative attitudes will result in a disqualification. The Champion: A Robotics Challenge Champion team will be determined from the combined results of Missions 1 and 2. Points will be awarded for each mission, i.e. first place will receive the most points and last place will receive the least points. The team with the most points from Missions 1 and 2 will be declared the overall champion. Results from Mission 1 will be used to break any

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