[robotics-worldwide] RICC Robotics Competition webpage is LIVE for Registration

Beach, Richard D rdbeach at WPI.EDU
Tue Jan 27 05:03:55 PST 2009

Hello Robot Enthusiasts,

You are cordially invited to attend the First Annual Robotics Innovations Competition and Conference (RICC), which will take place at Worcester Polytechnic Institute on Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 7 & 8, 2009. One of the main goals is to allow RICC competitors to move out of the research laboratory and into the world of practical applications and real markets, by asking students at the undergraduate or graduate level to develop and prototype a robotic product that solves a real problem. This year, the theme is "Improving Quality of Life". The other main goal of this event is to build community among academia and industry. Prizes up to $5000 will be awarded. There is NO CHARGE to apply to compete in RICC 2009 or to register to attend.

The Robotics Innovations Competition and Conference Website ( http://ricc.wpi.edu<http://ricc.wpi.edu/>) is now LIVE and has been updated with information relating to the event, including RULES as well as REGISTRATION information. Please feel free to visit the website and also help us publicize the RICC event to interested competition participants as well as potential attendees.

Registration to attend the Conference is open at this time. Applications to compete will be submitted later as detailed on the website.

Thank you all for your help.  Feel free to contact Richard D. Beach (rdbeach at wpi.edu<mailto:rdbeach at wpi.edu>) with any questions or comments.

On behalf of the Robotics Engineering Group at WPI, and the RICC Steering Committee, we look forward to your participation in RICC 2009 and hope to see you on Nov. 7 & 8, 2009.


Richard D. Beach, Ph.D.

Research Associate/RICC Manager

Department of Computer Science

Fuller Labs - Rm 138

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

100 Institute Road.

Worcester, MA   01609-2280

(e-mail): rdbeach at wpi.edu

(Phone):  508-831-6731

(Fax)    :  508-831-5776

(General WPI): 508-831-5000

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