We love robots. Not as much as the guy who built the Scarlett Johandroid a few years back, but we sure do appreciate them. And seeing as how we're running the Expo side of this year's Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo at the Raleigh Convention Center (May 8-10), we carved out a slot at 3 p.m. on May 9 for a good ol' Robot Talent Show.
Maybe you already made one for the FIRST Robotics Competition, a college project, or because you really wanted a friend. Or you tinkered with a Roomba so it makes Spirographs.We don't care; we just want to be entertained, impressed, and not sued.
Just email us at [email protected] and send us a short video of your robot so we can make sure it's safe and actually works and we will register you and give you more details. And if you have any questions or comments about the contest, use the same email address.
The stage is 8 by 12 feet, so leave your DIY Iron Giant at home this time, but any emissions-free robot you can get onto the stage to perform a particular skill (under 4 minutes) has a chance for the grand prize: Up to $1,000 (depending on if we need to break it into junior and pro levels). Other prizes from our sponsors will also be awarded.
Oh, and because we can't fit giant robots into the convention center, we did the next best thing and got the guys behind the Giant Robot Duel, MegaBots' co-founders Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein, to guest judge. So if you have an awesome robot and can get to Raleigh on May 9, we hope to see you there!
The deadline to register is April 21; you can still tweak your robot up until the show.
To register and for more details,
For more information on the Manufacturing & Technology Conference & Expo, visit: http://www.mfgtechshow.com