[robotics-worldwide] Grants: Robots at Play

Henrik Hautop Lund hhl at mip.sdu.dk
Tue Jun 27 08:29:40 PDT 2006

*Robots[at]Play Grants*
*Festival, Odense, Denmark, 14-16 September 2006*

This call provides grants for events and travel to the Robots at Play 
festival to be held in Odense, Denmark, on 14-16 September 2006. Robots 
at Play is an annual, international Odense-based festival - the first of 
which will be held in September 2006 in Odense, Denmark, the city of 
fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. The festival will give 
general public access to robotics through a number of popular robot 
events that engage the citizens, and will encourage research and 
development in the field of robotics through innovation camps. This 
year's theme is "Robots and play - at home and in urban spaces", and the 
festival will bring together researchers, developers, manufacturers, 
buyers, artists, designers, politicians, etc. and will become a source 
of inspiration for manufacturers and buyers in the field of robots and 
playware. The camp and festival is being organized together with the 
Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, the Innovation 
Council, the City of Odense, and will have participation of the Danish 
Minister of Research. A series of events will take place in the city; 
events that directly or indirectly visualize robotics for play and 
games, learning and sports activities, arts and films, health issues 
etc. The activities will be thought-provoking, funny, interactive, 
eventful and startling. The organisers wish to involve, not only the 
inhabitants of Odense, but also international visitors in the festival, 
thus turning it into a joint activity promoting a wider interest in 

Events include robot sports with interactive robotic equipment in the 
city for different sports disciplines, robot music with famous 
international musicians such as Funkstar Deluxe and a robot music 
release party, robot competitions with the novel LEGO Mindstorms NXT, 
huge robots being made trash at a central public square, team robot 
exhibitions, service robots display, and so forth.  

Further information on the Robots at Play festival is available at:

This call is open for anyone (companies, research institutes, artists, 
private persons, etc.) who would like to exhibit robotic systems related 
to the 2006 theme at the Robots at Play festival in Odense, Denmark. The 
call provides a large number of grants (e.g. travel and transportation 
grants) for bringing such robotic systems at display during the 
festival. Applicants must send a 1-page summary for the proposed robotic 
event, including description, www information, previous public shows, 
budget, full address of applicant. Photos and videos should be attached 
as appendix.

Applications should be sent as soon as possible to the chair Professor 
Henrik Hautop Lund, and the project leader Peter Saabye Simonsen: 
hhl at mip.sdu.dk, mail at saabyesimonsen.dk

Yours sincerely,

Henrik Hautop Lund, professor (Chair of Robots at Play Festival)
Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute for Production Technology
University of Southern Denmark
Campusvej 55, 5230 Odense M, Denmark
Tel: +45 6550 3574   Fax: +45 6615 7697
hhl at mip.sdu.dk
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