1st US Hitec Robotics Cup - April 25-27, 2008

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1st US Hitec Robotics Cup - April 25-27, 2008

Post by Tohm » Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:25 pm

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Mon Dec 10, 2007 8:25 pm

Just wanted to announce that Hitec Robotics is hosting a humanoid robotics competition in the US. After the resounding success of the Hitec Cup in Japan this past weekend, it's time for a US competition.

The event is taking place in April during the Electric Flight Exposition and is open to all humanoid robots under 3kg of weight.

For more information about the location, go to http://www.efexpo.com. Information on the rules and registration is located on the Hitec Robotics website.

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Just wanted to announce that Hitec Robotics is hosting a humanoid robotics competition in the US. After the resounding success of the Hitec Cup in Japan this past weekend, it's time for a US competition.

The event is taking place in April during the Electric Flight Exposition and is open to all humanoid robots under 3kg of weight.

For more information about the location, go to http://www.efexpo.com. Information on the rules and registration is located on the Hitec Robotics website.

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Post by Gort » Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:50 am

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Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:50 am

Cool, I want to go. It is two months before Robogames. So I should be able to budget both events, hopefully! Is Phoenix a expensive place to go to?
Cool, I want to go. It is two months before Robogames. So I should be able to budget both events, hopefully! Is Phoenix a expensive place to go to?
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Post by Gort » Tue Dec 11, 2007 3:29 pm

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Using map quest I found out that the stadium is 1274.49 miles or about 19 and half hours from my house! I think that flying is the only way to go for me. Of the three competitions the Robo mission looks to be the hardest of all three by far. I may try to build the obstacle course to test out my robot before hand!
Using map quest I found out that the stadium is 1274.49 miles or about 19 and half hours from my house! I think that flying is the only way to go for me. Of the three competitions the Robo mission looks to be the hardest of all three by far. I may try to build the obstacle course to test out my robot before hand!
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Post by Tohm » Tue Dec 11, 2007 5:55 pm

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Cool, I want to go. It is two months before Robogames. So I should be able to budget both events, hopefully! Is Phoenix a expensive place to go to?

I haven't been to Glendale myself, but I have stayed in Phoenix before. Not too expensive. There are two hotels right next to the stadium.

This might offset the cost some: Hitec is offering cash prizes for the top three points winners.
1st: $500
2nd:$300
3rd: $200

Of the three competitions the Robo mission looks to be the hardest of all three by far.


Of the three this will be the most challenging. The idea is to see how far robots/builders can get through the course in 5min. Points will be awarded for each obstacle passed and time completed. If you don't complete it, no sweat, you still get the points for each obstacle.

The points from each of the events will be tallied on the final day and the top three robots get the trophies and prizes. There will be other awards throughout the competition also.
Cool, I want to go. It is two months before Robogames. So I should be able to budget both events, hopefully! Is Phoenix a expensive place to go to?

I haven't been to Glendale myself, but I have stayed in Phoenix before. Not too expensive. There are two hotels right next to the stadium.

This might offset the cost some: Hitec is offering cash prizes for the top three points winners.
1st: $500
2nd:$300
3rd: $200

Of the three competitions the Robo mission looks to be the hardest of all three by far.


Of the three this will be the most challenging. The idea is to see how far robots/builders can get through the course in 5min. Points will be awarded for each obstacle passed and time completed. If you don't complete it, no sweat, you still get the points for each obstacle.

The points from each of the events will be tallied on the final day and the top three robots get the trophies and prizes. There will be other awards throughout the competition also.
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Post by Gort » Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:10 am

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Wed Dec 12, 2007 3:10 am

Do you race with another robot in the robo mission? If so how do you stop the two robots from getting in each others way?
Do you race with another robot in the robo mission? If so how do you stop the two robots from getting in each others way?
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Post by Tohm » Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:24 pm

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Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:24 pm

Yep, two robots will race at the same time. The course should be large enough (a little over 1m) that they shouldn't interferre with each other.
Yep, two robots will race at the same time. The course should be large enough (a little over 1m) that they shouldn't interferre with each other.
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Post by Gort » Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:05 pm

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Fri Dec 14, 2007 6:05 pm

Is anyone else even thinking about going? I have been looking into cheap ways to get there. I can get a train to Flagstaff for 250.00 around trip. I just need a way to get to the stadium from there. A Southwest ding fare. still maybe the best way though.
Is anyone else even thinking about going? I have been looking into cheap ways to get there. I can get a train to Flagstaff for 250.00 around trip. I just need a way to get to the stadium from there. A Southwest ding fare. still maybe the best way though.
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Post by bauermech » Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:56 pm

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Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:56 pm

I'll probably be going too. :wink:
I'll probably be going too. :wink:
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Post by Gort » Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:33 pm

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Sun Dec 23, 2007 6:33 pm

Cool :D
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Post by Tohm » Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:17 pm

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So, how many of you are thinking about coming to this event? There's still plenty of time to register, but I was trying to get an idea so I can work out the schedule with the show organizers.

Tony
So, how many of you are thinking about coming to this event? There's still plenty of time to register, but I was trying to get an idea so I can work out the schedule with the show organizers.

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Post by Gort » Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:09 pm

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Fri Feb 15, 2008 10:09 pm

I am going. I have also notice that airline fares to Phoenix have been dropping since the Super Bowl. Maybe we can all stay at the same hotel and get a group discount?
I am going. I have also notice that airline fares to Phoenix have been dropping since the Super Bowl. Maybe we can all stay at the same hotel and get a group discount?
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Post by Gort » Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:01 pm

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Will the height of the stairs in the Robo Mission be 1 cm? The reason why I ask is that so far I can only find Melamine boards that are 1.9 cms in height.
Will the height of the stairs in the Robo Mission be 1 cm? The reason why I ask is that so far I can only find Melamine boards that are 1.9 cms in height.
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Post by Gort » Fri Mar 28, 2008 1:00 am

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Has any one seen a schedule for the events? What days and times?
Has any one seen a schedule for the events? What days and times?
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Post by Tohm » Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:43 pm

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Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:43 pm

I should have the schedule up on the Hitec Robotics site this coming Monday (April 7th) at the latest.

Just so everyone knows, this is the last day to register. If you're intending to go, make sure you register at www.builderdb.com. If you have any problems, contact me at tonyo@hitecrcd.com

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I really should finish my coffee before I answer questions. Sorry about the date mix up.
I should have the schedule up on the Hitec Robotics site this coming Monday (April 7th) at the latest.

Just so everyone knows, this is the last day to register. If you're intending to go, make sure you register at www.builderdb.com. If you have any problems, contact me at tonyo@hitecrcd.com

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I really should finish my coffee before I answer questions. Sorry about the date mix up.
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Post by Gort » Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:09 am

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I messed up, I will not get in to Phoenix until after all the events are done on Friday. I thought all the events would be on Saturday and Sunday? I have no chance now to place in the top three because I will miss two of the three events! My plane ticket is already bought, so I am stuck.


Friday, April 25th

8:00am to 10:00am
Check in

10:35am to 11:20am
1st Robo Speed Race

12:35pm to 1:20pm
2nd Robo Speed Race

2:50pm to 3:45pm
1st Robo Mission

4:35pm to 5:30pm
2nd Robo Mission




Saturday, April 26th


10:40am
1st Round Hitec Robo Duel

12:00pm
1st Round Student Robo Duel

12:20pm
2nd Round Hitec Robo Duel

1:05pm
2nd Round Student Robo Duel

1:25pm
3rd Round Hitec Robo Duel

2:10pm
3rd Round Student Robo Duel

2:30pm
4th Round Hitec Robo Duel

3:15pm
4th Round Student Robo Duel

3:35pm
5th and Final Round Hitec Robo Duel

4:20pm
5th and Final Round Student Robo Duel
I messed up, I will not get in to Phoenix until after all the events are done on Friday. I thought all the events would be on Saturday and Sunday? I have no chance now to place in the top three because I will miss two of the three events! My plane ticket is already bought, so I am stuck.


Friday, April 25th

8:00am to 10:00am
Check in

10:35am to 11:20am
1st Robo Speed Race

12:35pm to 1:20pm
2nd Robo Speed Race

2:50pm to 3:45pm
1st Robo Mission

4:35pm to 5:30pm
2nd Robo Mission




Saturday, April 26th


10:40am
1st Round Hitec Robo Duel

12:00pm
1st Round Student Robo Duel

12:20pm
2nd Round Hitec Robo Duel

1:05pm
2nd Round Student Robo Duel

1:25pm
3rd Round Hitec Robo Duel

2:10pm
3rd Round Student Robo Duel

2:30pm
4th Round Hitec Robo Duel

3:15pm
4th Round Student Robo Duel

3:35pm
5th and Final Round Hitec Robo Duel

4:20pm
5th and Final Round Student Robo Duel
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