College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest and RoboWaiter Competition, taking
place this year on April 6th and 7th at Trinity College's
Oosting Gymnasium, is annual robotics contest that draws
hundreds of students from across the globe to compete in a friendly and
educational competition, challenging autonomous robots to compete in 2
disciplines. In simplistic terms, fire fighting robots search homes to find and
extinguish flames and/or assistive robots search homes to find and serve food
to a person with disabilities. The robots are scored based on their times to
complete the challenges, with an average run of 1‐2 minutes in length.
The Trinity contest is
in its 20th year and is one of the leading events of its kind in the world. The
contest is open to persons and levels of skill and it has hosted teams from
five continents and from more than 140 different colleges and universities.
Already this year teams are registered from China, U.S., Indonesia, and
NEEDS: Volunteers are key to the success of the
contest and more than 50 volunteers are needed for this year's event!
The contest venue is ADA compliant and many positions are available for every
skill and capability level. Training is provided. Volunteers should dress
comfortably with appropriate footwear, sneakers are encouraged. A volunteer shirt
will be provided at training or at the first shift. Volunteers should provide t‐shirt sizes when confirming their
participation. Meals and parking will be provided for all volunteers.
Training will be provided at the contest site for all positions.
Most positions will be trained upon arrival, with the exception of CONTEST
TIMERS (both RW and FF). The role of CONTEST TIMER requires advance
training and an in‐depth
understanding of the rules/contest procedures to be successful in this role.
All CONTEST TIMERS should attend any 1 of the 3 orientations noted
* Wednesday April 3rd: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
* Friday April 5th: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
* Friday April 5th: 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
will be held here at Trinity and be led by the Chief Judge. Light refreshments
will be served
WANT TO HELP? If interested in helping in this important Trinity event, please
contact the event coordinator, Jessica Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (860) 710‐1430.
We look forward to having you join us!