RIT hosts ‘RoboWeekend’ for Middle and High School students

First two weekends of monthly programs take place in November and December




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Rochester Institute of Technology will give area students a chance to build their own robots at RoboWeekend, an interactive robotics camp and design competition, which will be held Nov. 21-22 and Dec. 18-19. The two separate weekend events are being held in the James E. Gleason Building, room 3200, in the RIT Kate Gleason College of Engineering.

The event, open to students in grades 6-11, will include instruction on design and programming of Lego Mindstorm NXT robots as well as a team-based competition and demonstration for parents on the second day of the weekend events. The event costs $100 per person for the two-day workshop.

Roboweekend is sponsored by RIT’s Multi Agent Bio-robotics Laboratory. The workshops will be held every month of the year. The dates for the future workshops and registration information can be found at http://mabl.rit.edu/roboweekend.

WHAT: RoboWeekend

WHEN: Saturday 9:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Lunch and drinks provided)
Sunday 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. (Snack and drinks provided)

WHERE: James E. Gleason Building, room 3200

COST: $100 per person for the two-day workshop

CONTACT: Ryan Bowen, coordinator, rmb3518@rit.edu

Registration: http://mabl.rit.edu/roboweekend