[robotics-worldwide] Robot Comics Contest - ICRA 2008

Aude Billard aude.billard at epfl.ch
Tue May 6 11:12:34 PDT 2008

Final Call for Participation in the ICRA 2008 Robot Comics Contest

The ICRA'08 IEEE-RAS robot comics contest is an initiative sponsored by the Robotics and Automation Society (RAS).

.    People are invited to compete either as teams or on an individual basis. The jury will be composed of five experts in robotics and comics design.

.    RAS will award a prize of $500.00 US to the winning team. The best comics will be published in the IEEE-RAS magazine, with a photograph of the winning team.

.    All comics will be presented to the crowd during the conference banquet on Thursday May 22nd 2008 at the occasion of which the prize will also be awarded.


Who can compete:

Any registered participant at ICRA'08. Register for ICRA'08 at http://www.icra2008.org. 


How to compete:

To enter the competition, you can either submit your comics in pdf or jpg format by registering at


or you can have it scanned at the desk on the first day of ICRA'08.


What should the comics entail:

The comics should be no longer than 1-page and entail no more than 6 strips. The comics should explicitly relate to robotics. Examples of scientific comics can be found at Jorge Cham's webpage: http://www.phdcomics.com/


The competition will close at 6:00 p.m. on the first day of the conference, May 20 2008. All entries must be accompanied by an IEEE copyright form dully signed stating that the work is original and all rights belong to the entrant.


13 February, 2008   :  Opening of the Contest
21 May, 2008           :  Closing date of the Contest
22 May, 2008           :  Public display of comics + prize during the ICRA'08 conference Banquet 

Aude Billard, EPFL  -  aude.billard at epfl.ch
Jorge Cham, Caltech -  jorge at phdcomics.com

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