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Training begins for Student Robotics mentors

Published: 22 October 2008

Students who signed up to act as mentors in this year's Student Robotics challenge have begun their training on programming the robots and mentoring the teams taking part.

This year a larger number of teams has joined the competition, even from as far afield as Alton. The competition is entirely run by student volunteers, drawn largely from the School of Electronics and Computer Science, but also involving students from the Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics.

The University students undertake the building of the robot electronics, but the school students then have the task of programming the robots to perform a specified task, which forms the basis of the Grand Challenge final, taking place at the University in April.

Sponsorship for some of the local school teams is still being sought. If you are interested in providing sponsorship, contact

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