suckerPUNCH - Robot Workshop Competition

The Robot Workshop will be a place people can come to work on their projects, utilizing shop facilities while simultaneously interacting with fellow robot enthusiasts.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Gallery, Workplace
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 30 March 2012 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 2 April 2012 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
The past few years have seen an exciting rise in the fascination with robotics. Simultaneously, the ability to develop and build robots capable of complex and experimental applications has become easier and more accessible to the general public. From hardware like Arduino to open source programming like Processing, there now exist inexpensive and even free ways to dabble with robotics. An amazing amount of resources and exchange points on the Internet also exist to answer questions and develop new ideas. In Brooklyn, groups have begun regular meet ups in makeshift spaces to talk about their robots and gain insight from others and the challenges they face.
The Robot Workshop will be a place people can come to work on their projects, utilizing shop facilities while simultaneously interacting with fellow robot enthusiasts. The Workshop should be a place for the exchange of ideas and for harnessing the collective intelligence of designers and builders. There will be several types of experimentation spaces, from communal studios to private labs. Teaching spaces will allow for workshops and community activities, including classes for children. A large area will also be devoted to storing a stockpile of parts for purchase and use on site. The Workshop will also serve as a social gathering place within the neighborhood through a storefront gallery and bar.

Jury
abigail COOVER (hume coover studio, suckerPUNCH)
nathan HUME (hume coover studio, suckerPUNCH)
simon KIM (IK studio)
carla LEITAO (AUM Studio)
chris PERRY (pneumastudio)
dave PIGRAM (supermanoeuvre)
nick PUCKETT (AltN Research)
mike SZIVOS (SOFTlab)
skylar TIBBITS (SJET)

Prize
$2500

Entry Fee
Early registration fee: $35 (17 February 2012)
Registration fee: $65

Entries
2 boards at 18” high x 24” wide

Timetable
Winners will be posted over the course of the week on suckerPUNCH: 16 April 2012

Links
Past winners

Organizer
suckerPUNCH

Official Website
http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2011/12/30....