VEX Robotics Challenge 2012-2013

Dates for the various VRC (VEX Robotics Challenge) Sack Attack events local (at least reasonably local) to Vancouver.

Saturday November 17, 2012
Everett, WA

Saturday November 24, 2012
Surrey Enver Creek

Saturday December 1, 2012
British Columbia Fall Championship
R.A.McMath Secondary School

Saturday January 26, 2013
Vancouver Island VEX Championships
Lake Trail Jr. Secondary, Courtenay, BC

Saturday February 9, 2013
Kelowna VRC Tournament (Okanagan’s First!)
Okanagan College, Kelowna, BC

Saturday March 9, 2013
British Columbia VEX Championship
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby Campus

Robot Racing 2011 at UBC

I was out at UBC today watching the Robot Racing 2011 event. Had lots of fun, and was impressed with what was accomplished. There were nine or ten robots registered for the day, although not all of them ran, unfortunately.

The event had three parts: (1) technical presentation; (2) drag race (fastest robot staying within the course wins); and (3) something akin to the DARPA urban challenge with traffic signs and lights, hills, multiple robots, and different terrain. The best were from the UBC team and the Waterloo team. Both were particularly impressive, although the Waterloo team was amazing on the drag race course.

Pictures and video after the break below, enjoy!

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