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THE 2011 ASME STUDENT MECHANISM AND ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION
A part of the 35th ASME Annual Mechanisms and Robotics Conference and the IDETC 2011: The 2011 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences
August 28-31, 2011, Washington, DC
Letter of intent (single page) due by: APRIL 1, 2011
Final written report due by: MAY 2, 2011
Notification to finalists due by: JUNE 17, 2011
Final round of the competition: AUGUST 28-31, 2011
The ASME Student Mechanism and Robot Design Competition is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their abilities in designing mechanisms and robots.
Many past entries have been designed with SolidWorks software!
This competition consists of two rounds: in round one, student(s) send a report on their design, and in round two, a few selected teams from round one are invited to the conference to present their design. Winners of the competition will be recognized during the Mechanisms and Robotics luncheon at the conference venue, and presented with awards, which in the past, have included both cash and software prizes.
The National Science Foundation has provided funding to support the travel costs of up to two participants from each design team that makes it to the final round. The funds will cover the ASME IDETC registration, hotel stay, transportation (airfare), and meals (on a per diem basis). Students from all US-based institutions are eligible for this funding.
The details on how to participate can be found at the contest website:
If you are a student, please apply! If you are an engineer or professor, we would appreciate if you can distribute this post along with the attached flyer to your colleagues working in the mechanisms and robotics area, and post it on department bulletin boards for further dissemination.
Contest Organizer/Sponsorship Coordinator:
David J. Cappelleri, Stevens Institute of Technology
Mechanisms-Undergraduate Division Coordinator:
Brian Trease, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Mechanisms-Graduate Division Coordinator:
Girish Krishnan, The University of Michigan
Robots Division Coordinator:
Yu (Joe) Zhou, Stony Brook University