Today's Robotics Meetup with Prof Kumar is POSTPONED.

From: Roy B
Sent on: Monday, March 10, 2014 1:08 PM

All,

Here are a few quick notes about upcoming events at the Philadelphia Robotics Meetup:

  • I hope you already got the message that today's Quadrotor meetup with Prof Kumar (actually ICED-T's meetup) has been postponed again (due to Prof Kumar's schedule, not the weather this time). But, if you didn't, now you know. I'll let you know when it is rescheduled. http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Robotics-Group/events/165600272/
  • Our regular meetup is still scheduled for March 20. Please let me know if you have anything you'd like to demo or discuss and I will be happy to add you to the agenda. http://www.meetup.com/Philadelphia-Robotics-Group/events/167836652/
  • Andrew wanted me to let you know of an  Autonomous Aerial Vehicle Competition that his group is helping to run. Its only open to college students (undergrad or grad). Here's a quick synopsis:

"With a primary focus on algorithm development, all teams will have the option of purchasing and modifying the same low-cost open-source hobby-level multirotor aircraft. This year's competition challenges an autonomous multirotor aircraft to search for an object in a hazard-cluttered indoor playing field, image the object, and report the object's coordinates. Points will be rewarded for team prepared reports, team design review presentations, progress through the competition field, successful object imaging, and accuracy of object geo-location. Prize money will be awarded to the winner."  Check out their site if you want to register or learn more about it: http://www.flyaavc.org/home.

  • I'm pleased to report that our group has 215 members (and counting). We've seen some new faces at the last meetup. I'm hoping that we'll be seeing more now that the weather is improving. I still plan to post the meeting minutes for the past few meetups (I got a little behind).


See you in a few weeks!
Roy

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