Monday, July 20, 2009

International Robotics Competition at Mayaguez UPR

About a dozen teams from all over the world are competing this year at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. These competitions are called Missions and this is the 5th Mission. Essentially, a small flying robot has to enter and make its way around a building without human intervention. There's a $10,000 prize for the winner.
Check out a video of what this small robotic craft can do:

The team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology is staying at Villa Orleans. They've ignored the beautiful sandy beach and focused on their project. For more detailed information, check out the IAR Website. Competition day is Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
Here's a link of the MIT team. Check out their other flying robot videos. I hope this isn't the beginning of SkyNet.

Update: The MIT team won this event. Congratulations guys. I last saw them barbecuing burgers and having a few beers on the beach. They were flying their robot over the villa and taking pictures.

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