[robotics-worldwide] Call for participation: youBot Hackathons during 2. European Robotics Week in research labs throughout Europe

youBot Hackathon hackathon at locomotec.com
Mon Nov 5 01:55:22 PST 2012

*youBot Hackathons *

Programming marathons on a KUKA youBots, an omni-directional mobile 
manipulator for education and research

    taking place in research labs throughout Europe

    from 26. - 30.11.2012

    during the 2. European Robotics Week

_hosted and/or sponsored by_

  * University Augsburg, Department of Software and Systems Engineering
    in cooperation with KUKA Laboratories and Locomotec, Augsburg, Germany
  * Univ. Leuven, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Leuven, Belgium
  * Bonn-Rhine-Sieg Univ. of Applied Sciences, International Master
    Course on Autonomous Systems, Sankt Augustin, Germany
  * Universität der Bundeswehr München, Institut fuer Mathematik und
    Rechneranwendung, Munich, Germany

_What this is about:_
For a whole week, participants can develop cool software on one of the 
most recent and versatile robot system: the KUKA youBot.
There will be no limits to your creativity. At the end of the week we 
would like to see youBots

  * hauling together large work pieces,
  * emptying toy models of ship container,
  * assembling IKEA furnitur,
  * stacking pallets

or any other interesting functionality, component, or application for 
mobile manipulation.

_What we expect:_

  * sound knowledge and experience in software development
  * curiosity, creativity, endurance
  * open source software for the youBot
  * exciting demos

We expect the students to practice good robotics software engineering.

_What we offer:_

  * free access to youBot hardware and software
  * free supply of pizza, pasta and soft drinks for the entire week

_Contact/register at _
Univ. Augsburg, Germany: hackathon at locomotec.com
Univ. of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium: markus.klotzbuecher at mech.kuleuven.be
Bonn-Rhine-Sieg UoAS, Sankt Augustin, Germany: frederik.hegger at h-brs.de
Univ. der Bundeswehr, Munich, Germany: matthias.gerdts at unibw.de

_Registration deadline:_ 16.11.2012
Mit besten Grüßen/Best regards

Anke Schmechel
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Walter Nowak

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