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2013-11-01 23:18:55

For the fifth consecutive season, igus® is a sponsor for Botball®, an educational robotics program produced by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The Botball® Educational Robotics Program provides real-world relevance and development of rigorous STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) skills that are immediately applicable in college and demanding industries. East Providence, Rhode Island (PRWEB) November 01, 2013 For the fifth consecutive season,...

2013-11-01 16:20:43

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota recently signed a one-year deal with IMG College, LLC, establishing a sponsorship between the automaker and the University of Michigan Athletic Department. Spanning the 2013-14 school year, the contract involves promotional opportunities through the remainder of the football campaign, as well as men's basketball and ice hockey seasons. All three sports will involve radio and Internet promotions for Toyota. During the hockey...

2013-08-20 08:37:27

GRANDVILLE, Mich., Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grandville High School RoboDawgs announced a mentoring program today designed to support Michigan high schools that want to apply for a state grant to support a new or existing FIRST Robotics team. The FY2013 State School Aid Act, section 99h appropriated $3,000,000 for the 2013-14 school year for competitive grants to districts that provide pupils in grades 7-12 with expanded opportunities to improve mathematics, science, and technology...

2013-08-18 23:03:30

Grandville announces mentoring program to help Michigan public schools build successful robotics programs Grandville, MI (PRWEB) August 17, 2013 The Grandville High School RoboDawgs announced a mentoring program today designed to support Michigan high schools that want to apply for a state grant to support a new or existing FIRST Robotics team. The FY2013 State School Aid Act, section 99h appropriated $3,000,000 for the 2013-14 school year for competitive grants to districts that provide...

$1.5 Million Up For Grabs In 2014 NASA, WPI Robot Challenge
2013-08-09 09:08:06

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Together with the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), NASA has opened registration for the 2014 Sample Return Robot competition. Academic and industry teams will now begin sending in their applications and building out their robots to compete for a $1.5 million prize. NASA and the WPI will be looking for robots that can autonomously navigate varying terrain in search of geologic samples. These bits of mineral, soil, rock and more...

2013-06-29 23:04:09

High school robotics team sends three high altitude balloons into the upper atmosphere. Grandville, Michigan (PRWEB) June 29, 2013 The Grandville High School RoboDawgs are among the best-known high school robotics teams in the country. For years they have competed all over North America, and along the way they have given out thousands of DawgTags to fans. These brightly-colored metal dog tags come in many colors and styles, with new styles introduced each year. DawgTags have been seen...

DARPA Robotics Challenge Tackles First-Responder Issues
2013-06-28 12:47:25

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some disaster environments are so dangerous due to terrain, chemical, nuclear or other factors that traversing them can be hazardous to humans. Robotic first-responders could be the ideal way to handle these situations and a new computer simulation-based competition held by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) had 26 teams from eight different countries sending their virtual robots after the Virtual Robotics Challenge...

Sample Return Robot Awarded NASA's Centennial Challenge Prize
2013-06-11 09:29:12

NASA After two days of extensive competition, Team Survey of Los Angeles was awarded $5,000 in prize money after successfully completing Level 1 of the Sample Return Robot Challenge, a part of NASA's Centennial Challenges prize program. The event, hosted by Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) June 5-7 in Worcester, Mass., drew robotics teams from the United States, Canada and Estonia to compete for a total of $1.5 million in NASA prize money. Eleven teams arrived to compete at WPI; 10...

2013-06-10 12:32:55

140 California schools have registered for Robotic Idol, nowseeking sponsors to aid with equipment cost LOS ANGELES, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ALDEBARAN ROBOTICS, the worldwide leader in the continually growing field of humanoid robotics and an academic partner with the most innovative universities and schools, encourages local organizations searching for sponsorship opportunities to consider endorsing schools interested in competing in Robotic Idol...

2013-05-31 23:14:51

Top RoboDawg team members recognized at annual awards dinner. Grandville, MI (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Not all Varsity letters are created equal. While most sports teams at Grandville High school award letters, few students work as hard for those letters as the members of the school's robotics team. These students put more than 1,000 hours into multiple robotics competitions over the course of the school year. Unlike any high school sports team, the Grandville High School RoboDawgs start...