UBC Engineering robot competitions

At the International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC), held at UBC, small-scale vehicles the size of a remote control car will use artificial intelligence to race against each other without human control. IARRC gives students a hands-on opportunity and promotes research in autonomous automotive technology.

Date: July 28
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Info: http://bit.ly/On4oSk

At the 12th annual Engineering Physics 253 competition, 60 second-year students will go head-to-head with their autonomous block-stacking robots. Each year students spend six weeks to learn basic elements of electromechanical design, and then form teams of four on seven weeks of full-time robot design and construction. The course culminates in a publicly attended robot competition that also serves as their final exam. Past competitions have included one-on-one hockey, volleyball, and search and rescue challenges.

Date:  Aug. 2
Time:  10 a.m. – noon
Place: Hennings Building, Room 200, 1961 East Mall
Info: http://bit.ly/P0g4sb