Catch the battle of robots at the Maritime RobotX competition

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Read on for details of the Maritime RobotX Challenge!

15 teams from 5 countries around the world (i.e. Singapore, Japan, South Korea, Australia and the United States) will come together  at The Float @ Marina Bay from 24 to 26 October 2014 to compete for the top honours at the Maritime RobotX Challenge 2014!

Using sensors, computers and software, the competing teams will battle it out to outfit a standard maritime platform (a 16-inch Wave Adaptive Modular Vessel – or WAM-V®) to complete a course based on a variety of maritime surface vehicle missions.

Look out for these Science & Technology Showcase!

There will also be an insightful Science & Technology Showcase going on during the event.

You and your kids can look forward to a spectacular show featuring robots, and join in the following hands-on workshops and activities that showcase the wonders of science:

maritime robotx challenge

In addition to the Maritime RobotX Challenge, there will also be an interesting line-up of Science and Technology showcase.

 

Robots Live!
Formed in the wake of the hit TV show “Robot Wars”, Robots Live! will showcase gigantic robots battling each other to provide the highest quality family entertainment.

Time: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm

Venue: Under Seating Gallery – between G1 & G2

Educational Lecture: How to Build a Combat Robot
By Mr Ed Hoppitt, captain of Robot Wars World Champion Team Storm

At this session, attendees can look forward to learning about building combat robots. Relevant topics that will be covered include radio control, DC motors, batteries, pneumatics, transmission systems, hydraulics and electronics.

Time: 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm

Venue: Under Seating Gallery – Function Room 2

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Learn a thing or two about building combat robots from the LEGO experts!

LEGO Robot Experts
Four LEGO experts from Canada, Denmark, Greece and Austria will showcase their creations, such as a ‘Selfie’ bot, R2-EV3 (which is similar to Star Wars’ R2D2), a LEGO Mindstorms slot machine and compact multi-functional robots.

Time: 9am – 6pm

Venue: Along F1 track – Science & Technology Showcase

Workshop: Creating Robots with multiple EV3 – Daisy Chaining and Brick to Brick Bluetooth Communication

Presented by Marc Andre Bazergui, a LEGO Robots expert, this workshop will explore how multiple EV3 “bricks” can be used for creating complex robots.

Marc Andre will also share how roboteers can make the best use of functions, such as bluetooth communication between bricks, the new Daisy-Chain mode available on the EV3.

Time: 9am

Venue: Under Seating Gallery – Function Room 2

Workshop: Stressing the elements, Rules for Building and Building Robots for Function and Fun
By Lee Magpili, LEGO Robots Expert

Lee will delve into the LEGO building system, and guide attendees in making full use of it to create amazing robots.

Time: 11am

Venue: Under Seating Gallery – Function Room 2

Workshop: From the Crazy Idea to the Working Robot
By Vassilis Chryssanthakopoulos, LEGO Robots Expert

Attendees of From the Crazy Idea to the Working Robot can look forward to hearing about LEGO Robots expert, Vassilis Chryssanthakopoulos’ journey with and passion for LEGO and LEGO MINDSTORMS.

Find out how a toy is shaped, and discover how Vassilis continues to shape his personal philosophy about life. This LEGO Robots expert will also be sharing his experiences in handling various situations, leading to extraordinary discoveries and experiences.

Time: 2pm

Venue: Under Seating Gallery – Function Room 2

Journey of Creativity

At Journey of Creativity, Mike Brandl from Austria will give an overview of the nearly 200 different robots that he has built, and provide technical insights about them.

He will also share about the fun of building robots, and how science and technology come into play.

Time: 4pm

Venue: Under Seating Gallery – Function Room 2

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Check out these impressive works of art made from scrap and recycled materials!

Tinkering Gallery
Scrap Metal Art – by Ram Mallari
Ram Mallari is a Filipino artist who finds worth in scrap metals and transforms them into works of art. He will present some of his most outstanding creations, and share how one can create artworks and decorative items using things that are usually discarded.

Time: 9am – 6pm

Venue: Along F1 track – Science & Technology Showcase

Workshop: Recycled Materials Workshop
By Ram Mallari

Ram Mallari will be sharing some tips on transforming junk and discards into useful items and works of art in this fun and creative workshop that uses plastic, metal and other recycled items.

Time: 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm

Venue: Along F1 track – Science & Technology Showcase

Cardboard Architecture
By Bartholomew Ting

A business graduate from NUS, Bartholomew Ting decided to go into creative arts after landing a management position at a packaging corporation. Bartholomew will exhibit some of his latest giant cardboard sculptures at the Science & Technology Showcase.

Time: 9am – 6pm

Venue: Along F1 track – Science & Technology Showcase

Workshop: Cardboard Sculpting
By Bartholomew Ting

Learn how to use the humble cardboard box to come up with huge, impressive sculptures, such as a Transformer!

Time: 9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm

Venue: Along F1 track – Science & Technology Showcase

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Here’s a great chance for your kids to learn and explore the wonders of science!

Activities & workshops by the Tinkering Studio at Exploratorium (San Francisco, USA)

Organised by the Science Centre Singapore, these workshops allow you and your young ones to explore with various science phenomena, tools and materials.

Activities at this area will highlight two crucial practices that are often overlooked: retaining a sense of play in what you do and leaving room for quiet (and sometimes slow) reflection in the making process.

It’s also a great chance to learn about the mechanics and mysteries of everyday stuff!

Time:
Workshops targeted at tertiary students
9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm

Workshops targeted at upper primary and secondary students
9am, 11am, 2pm, 4pm

Venue: Along F1 track – Science & Technology Showcase

The Maritime RobotX Challenge and all activities and workshop will be on-going at these dates and time:
Date: 24 – 26 October 2014
Time: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Admission: Free admission for all activities. For advance registration of show and workshops, please refer to http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/Maritime_RobotX_Challenge_2014.html

How to get there: https://www.marina-bay.sg/map_location.html

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