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RAS SAC announces Video Challenges for IROS 2016!

BLOOPER VIDEOS

In honor of how real research takes place, the SAC is calling for blooper videos for IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2016)! Mistakes happen and research does not work instantly. When those real-world mistakes mess up your roboting, don't get frustrated - grab a camera and record those bloopers! We want to show others how much work goes into making awesome things happen!

Email your short (less than 3 minutes) blooper video to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "IROS Bloopers".

 

HUMANS ARE WEIRD

Also for IROS 2016, the SAC is introducing the "Humans Are Weird" robotics video challenge. In these 3 minute videos, we would like to see the world through the eyes of your robot! Show us all those weird things you do in the lab and how they might be interpreted by your very logical robot. Feel free to include music or commentary to make the videos extra funny!

Send your video to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the subject "IROS Humans Are Weird"

 

Select videos will be shown in the student lounge at IROS 2016 and prizes will be mailed to those video creators. For more information on future challenges and activities, visit our website at: http://www.ieee-ras.org/students, check the latest RAS eNews, and as always, happy roboting!

Submitted videos may also be featured in IEEE Spectrum.

posted 14 September 2016

 


 

Call for RAS-SIGHT Volunteer

 

Love robots and automation?  Want to help people?  Apply to be a volunteer for RAS-SIGHT, the Special Interest Group on Humanitarian Technology!  RAS-SIGHT is looking for passionate student volunteers to assist in their mission of:

  • Promoting humanitarian causes around the globe
  • Leveraging existing and emerging technologies for the benefit of humanity
  • Using technology to increase the quality of life in underserved, underdeveloped areas

If you are interested in applying, please send a brief email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. introducing yourself and describing your interest and relevant experience (if any) for jaoining RAS-SIGHT!