More than 100 Baltimore City Public middle and high school students will compete in the Hopkins Robotics Cup, the first Baltimore City VEX Robotics Championship, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, in the Newton White Athletic Center on The Johns Hopkins University’s Homewood campus.
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More than a dozen student teams from the Baltimore area will bring small autonomous robots to compete in various events during the competition, organized by Johns Hopkins graduate students from the university’s Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics. Contest events include slalom racing, mystery maze navigation, “tumor” detection, robot dancing and innovative use.
On Saturday, May 5, about 90 Maryland high school and middle school students, mostly working in teams, will enter their small robots in Johns Hopkins Robo-Challenge 2012, a series of competitive events, including a mechanical dance contest.
On Saturday, April 16, at the Homewood campus, about 80 Maryland high school and middle school students will enter their small robots in Robo-Challenge 2011, a series of competitive events, including a mechanical dance contest.