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April 12: Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Students Compete April 16 In Annual MObile roBOT (Mobot) Races

Contact:

Byron Spice          
412-268-9068              
bspice@cs.cmu.edu

Media Advisory:
Carnegie Mellon Students Compete April 16
In Annual MObile roBOT (Mobot) Races

Event: Teams of Carnegie Mellon University students, alumni and others with a CMU connection have designed and built autonomous, self-powered miniature robots for the School of Computer Science's 16th annual MObile roBOT (Mobot) Races. The event, one of the highlights of the university's Spring Carnival, always attracts crowds along the sloping, 255-foot-long slalom course on the campus' picturesque mall. A $1,000 first prize will be awarded to the top finishing undergraduate team. Second prize is $500. Third and open class prizes are $250. A $100 Judge's Choice prize will be awarded to the most unique robot, and an extra $250 is available for any robot that beats the course record time. Lockheed Martin, Eaton Corp., Google Inc. and Misumi USA Inc. are corporate sponsors. For more information, visit http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mobot.

When:
Noon, Friday April 16, rain or shine.

Where:
Sidewalk in front of Wean Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

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