FESTIVAL: WWU student robot competition and festival open to community May 29

Western Washington University’s annual Robot Competition and Festival takes place from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the lobby of WWU’s Communications Facility building. The event is a collaboration of Western and the Bellingham Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Society.

Highlights include a mobile app development showcase; robot exhibitions by Terry Harmer, a co-founder of BAIRS; the robot team at Shuksan Middle School; Sehome High’s award winning robot; the Bellingham police bomb-defuse robot demonstration; a quad-rotor robot demonstration by Aaron Buma; an android micro-controller exhibition by Larry Apolonio, the “build your first robot” program; a sumo-robot competition; and a fast-track robot competition.

Details: facultyweb.cs.wwu.edu/~zhangj/robots, Jianna.Zhang@wwu.edu, Peggy_Uppiano@msn.com.