June 27 – June 28, 2015
International Autonomous Robot Competition (iARoC)
Don’t miss the Keynote Speaker Paulo Younse on Saturday June 28th!Paulo Younse is a robotics engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. He designs new types of robots for future NASA missions that will explore the solar system. Recent projects include working on the latest Mars Rover “Curiosity”, as well as developing techniques to collect Martian rock samples to bring back to Earth for future proposed Mars Sample Return missions. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo and a Master’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida. He has a passion for teaching and has taught about space exploration at an orphanage in Tanzania, lectured on astronomy to children in Costa Rica and Honduras, and organized robotics activities for planetariums in Malaysia and Korea. On his free time he enjoys excavating dinosaur fossils for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, running marathons, salsa dancing, and underwater archaeology. In 2013 he starred in the SyFy television show “Robot Combat League” as the robo-tech for Team Commander.
- First Prize – $1000
- Second Prize – $500
- Third Prize – $250