The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society recoginzes the importance of compentions in the development and advancement of the science.
Competitions for a younger audience allow for an introduction to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.
Additionally, they are important to our field as they foster integration and force innovation for actual deliverables.
RAS Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT) moves forward with robotics competition
The IEEE Robotics & Automation Society SIGHT is inviting the academic and non-academic community to participate in the first Humanitarian Robotics and Automation Technology Challenge (HRATC) at the 2014 International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA '14). The group solicited team description papers earlier this month and received 13 submissions from eight countries, including Brazil, Croatia, Egypt, Germany, India, Pakistan, Portugal, and USA. Accepted teams will be notified soon.
Find out more information about the event, to be held 31 May - 1 June, visit: HRATC2014