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The Fire Fighting Robots are Back and They Need Your Help
Event Type: ALL CAMPUS
 
Saturday, March 02, 2013
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Joseph Clifford Barber
(860)297-4256
Department:Community Service and Civic Engagement

The Trinity 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 12 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 Armenia.

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 tshirt sizes when confirming their participation. Meals and parking will be provided for all volunteers.

TRAINING: 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 indepth understanding of the rules/contest procedures to be successful in this role. All CONTEST TIMERS should attend any 1 of the 3 orientations noted below:

* 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.

Orientation 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 jessica.jones2@trincoll.edu or by phone at (860) 7101430.  We look forward to having you join us!

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