This is an amazing competition for high-school and CEGEP students, allowing them to design and build their own robot in order to accomplish a meaningful task. The picture below shows all the CRC 2011 teams along with their robots (it is a large picture and could be a very cool wallpaper).
We invite you also to see the CTV News coverage of the event.
For the event, we prepared a robotic game for the participants (and anybody else present) to play with. We called it the RobotShop Challenge and it consisted of two speech-controlled DFRobotShop Rovers. The goal was to be first to deposit a ball in a hole on an elevated platform. The pictures below show a glimpse of the game . We will be putting a tutorial together for anybody interested in putting together their own speech-controlled robot game.
Besides making the students yell commands at robots, we enjoyed the competition and were very happy to see the very diverse and ingenious robots that participated. The collage below, attempts (and probably does not succeed) to summarize the crazy CRC atmosphere in a single image.
We will be posting more information about this awesome event in the near future so stay tuned. Also, if you are a high-school or a CEGEP student, we suggest you put a team together and participate in next year’s CRC; we would love to see even more crazy robots from more crazy students.