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And the Game is…. January 23, 2012

Filed under: robotics — Aeneas Anchises' son @ 7:35 pm

Ok, a bit of explanation is needed FIRST (hehe, you’ll get it later). I am involved with an organization called For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, which hosts robotics competitions each year (no, they don’t fight each other. In fact, if you even pin a robot against a game piece or something then you get a foul) . And each year, a different game is played, and you have 6 weeks to build a fully functioning robot from scratch (they supply a kit of parts, but if you want more, you have to buy them).  And this year’s game is [cue drumroll]

BASKETBALL.

Which is annoying because 1. our robot has to shoot accurately (can I hear a groan from the Programming Committee?) and 2. I personally hate basketball. But perhaps to give you a better sense of what the game is:

And we have 6 weeks (well, now it’s about 4, because the build season starts Jan 7). Which means that we will eat, sleep, study, and do robotics (rinse and repeat). Hello to fried brains!

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