[Wolves] ROBOtic'10 Millenium Point, Birmingham, Saturday 27th November 2010, 10:00 - 17:00

G Bulmer gbulmer at gmail.com
Fri Nov 5 22:12:30 UTC 2010

Folks may already know this, but just in case ...

There is a smaller, less formal version of the summer UK Micromouse  
Championship "ROBOtic'10" being held at Millenium Point in Birmingham  
on Saturday 27th November 2010, 10:00 - 17:00

ROBOtic is free to enter, and free to enter your own robot into  
There are senior, junior and school categories for competitions.
There are (usually) prizes for winners of every category.

Announcement and details at:

It is held next to the Birmingham Think Tank entrance on the second  
floor of Millenium Point.
It is organised by Dr Tony Wilcox of Birmingham City University.

There will be a range of events:
- Maze Solver (explore the maze, find a solution, then drive the route  
as fast as possible),,
- Wall Follower,
- Time Trials,
- Mini-SUMO,
- Line Follower,
- Drag Race and
- Freestyle (any robot you would like to show us)

The rules for each category are listed at:

This is a smaller event than the summer ROBOtic which is the UK  
National championships which attracts competitors from around the world.

There was a lot of interest in the Mini-Sumo at the summer event, with  
eight robots entered

These are robot competitions, and not Remotely Operated Vehicles  
(ROVs) (though there was a demo of Radio Controlled mini-sumo in the  

Most robots use a microcontroller to gather information from sensors,  
and apply the intelligence, built in by their designers, to control  
their motors and steering.
A few are purely analogue electronics.
In either case, once the robot is started, its on its own!

The events are deliberately designed to offer a range of challenges to  
robot builders and their creations, allowing new comers to get  
started, but still enough challenges to keep folks developing and  
refining their robots for many years.

Events are finished well before 4pm to give time for the award  
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