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EPFL SmartRob Contest
The SmartRob Contest is a national competition open to students of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and other technical high-schools. The competition is jointly organized every year by two EPFL laboratories:
For a complete guide to research and education in robotics at EPFL, see the Robotics@EPFL web portal.
Like last year we will suggest two categories: Hydrogen-powered and flying robots.
We had a meeting in October 2008 to build up the teams but we are still open to new applications.
Please go to the corresponding categories for more details.
The contest itself will take place during the Robotic Festival that will take place at EPFL in May 2009.
The contest had two categories, one for wheeled and one for flying robots. The wheeled robots were supposed to pop balloons and collect nuts hidden inside ... and all this using a minimal amount of energy stored in the form of H2 gaz.
The flying robot category was a preparation for the European Micro Air Vehicle Flight Competition (EMAV). The student team lead by Severin Leven achieved an excellent second place in the outdoor autonomy competition, congratulations!
You can find all the details on the following web sites:
Certificate / Credit Points for other Courses
All students receive a certificate with a list of qualifications and technical expertise acquired to document their successful participation in the contest.
Furthermore, EPFL students can get credits for some courses for the participation at the contest. More information here.
The main organizers are:
See also the complete list of organizers.
Movies of last years contest
Some old websites are still online:
NEWS / DATES
[16 May] Festival de Robotique & Contest. festivalrobotique.epfl.ch
[7 October] Student information session at 12h15. Location: GC A3 30
Robotics@EPFL - The EPFL robotics portal