The Alma Robotics Challenge is an invitational robotics tournament using the Lego MindStorms Robotics Platform. Teams construct a robotic bird that tries to collect as many eggs as it can and return them to its nest. To make things interesting, it has an opponent which is trying to do the same thing. Interested? Check out the Robotics Challenge Video, available in high quality (61.1 MB) or lower quality (13.1 MB).
This year's challenge will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2008. Contact Dr. Myles McNally for information on how your high school could participate in this free event. Alma College will even provide the robot kits for your school!
There will be a teacher-coach workshop at Alma College this December. Teachers new to the contest are encouraged to attend, and veterans can attend to brush up on their programming skills. Contact Dr. McNally for details.
Competitors in previous Robotics Challenges include teams from the following schools:
Alma High School
The image below shows the basic contest setup. The contest presentation has all the details on this year's contest, and also has an introduction to Lego robotics programming using NQC.