[robotics-worldwide] 2012 Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition - deadline extended

Dave Cappelleri David.Cappelleri at stevens.edu
Wed Mar 28 09:33:10 PDT 2012

+++++++ Call for Participation +++++++


36th Annual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference (MR)

IDETC 2012: The 2012 ASME International Design Engineering Technical

August 12-15, 2012

Chicago, IL, UDA


Deadlines Extended:

Letter of Intent:      April 6, 2012

Final Written Report:  May 1, 2012

Notification to Finalists:  June 11, 2012


The ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition is an excellent
opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their
abilities in designing mechanisms and robots. This competition consists of
two rounds: in round one, student(s) send a report on their design, and in
round two, a few selected teams from round one are invited to the
conference to present their design. Winners of the competition will be
recognized during the Mechanisms and Robotics luncheon at the conference
venue, and presented with awards which in the past have included both cash
and software prizes. In the past, the National Science Foundation has
provided funding to support the travel costs of up to two participants from
each design team that makes it to the final round.  We hope to secure
similar funding for this years’ competition.  The funds will cover the ASME
IDETC registration, hotel stay, transportation (airfare), and meals (on a
per diem basis).  Students from all US-based institutions will be eligible
for this.

The details on how to participate can be found at the contest website:


We would appreciate if you can distribute this email and flyer to your
colleagues working in the mechanisms and robotics area, and post it on the
department bulletin board for further dissemination.

Contest Flyer:


Organizing Committee:

Contest Organizer/Sponsorship Coordinator

David J. Cappelleri, Stevens Institute of Technology

David.Cappelleri at stevens.edu

Mechanisms-Undergraduate Division Coordinator:

Brian Trease, Jet Propulsion Lab

trease at asme.org

Mechanisms-Graduate Division Coordinator:

Girish Krishnan, University of Michigan

gikrishn at umich.edu

Robots Division Coordinators (Undergrad and Grad):

Yu Zhou, Stony Brook University

yuzhou at notes.cc.sunysb.edu

Jonathan Hopkins, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

hopkins30 at llnl.gov

David J. Cappelleri, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
EAS Building, Room 208
Stevens Institute of Technology
1 Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
David.Cappelleri at stevens.edu
TEL: 201-216-5072
FAX: 201-216-8315

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