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Robot Fun Run Community Challenge
06/19/2015 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The third annual Robot Fun Run Community Challenge will feature six teams hungry to win this unique robotics challenge!
Hosted by Cook Medical, Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School and the Wake Forest Innovation Quarter, the Robot Fun Run brings together six teams made up of local businesses, institutions and departments who will be challenged with building and programming a Lego Mindstorms robot and then competing to score points on a thematic playing surface. Each team, made up of 2 to 5 individuals, will have 2.5 minutes to score as many points as possible. The winning team with the most points will receive their very own Lego trophy!
The years teams include: Caterpillar (2 teams), Inmar, Small Footprint, the Wake Forest School of Medicine dept. of Biomedical Engineering and SciWorks!
10:00 am – 12:30 pm – Teams build and program programs
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Teams compete
2:00 pm – Awards ceremony
What makes the Robot Fun Run so unique? The yearly Winston-Salem robotics program focuses on middle-school aged children, designed to get them excited about science and technology in addition to teaching them valuable employment and life skills. The Robot Fun Run switches the tables and gives the students the opportunity to mentor the adults! These brave team members are putting themselves in the heads of their middle-school aged mentor to help bring awareness to this great robotics program and encourage participation from our community.
This event is open to the public. Parking is available in the P1 lot which is located across the street from Wake Forest Biotech Place and accessible via Chestnut Street.