Interactive Robots and Disabilities Competition

January 31, 2008

The CT Council on Developmental Disabilities invites our UCEDD & LEND colleagues to send one or more robotics teams to compete in a Robot Hide and Seek competitive robotics event at the Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest at Trinity College, Hartford, on April 12 and 13, 2008.  This is the second year the CT Council has supported international competition on the design of robots that can find a child with intellectual disabilities who is hiding in a burning building.  The event also includes a symposium for parents of children with disabilities on interactive robots. 

When: April 12, 2008 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Where: Trinity College, Hartford, CT

The symposium will be presented by Dr. Francois Michaud of the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.  Dr. Michaud has extensive experience designing robots that interact with children with intellectual disabilities.

More information about the competiton can be found here