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March 29, 2006
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- Media Alert -
Maryland High School Teams
to Compete in Robotics Event
Johns Hopkins Engineering Students
Will Oversee Four Challenges
||Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Best Photo-Video Opportunity: 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
||The Glass Pavilion inside Levering Hall at
The Johns Hopkins University Homewood campus, 3400 N.
Charles St., Baltimore, Md.
||Sixteen teams from Maryland high schools
and two middle schools will put their high-tech skills to
the test in the first Robotic System Challenge. Each team
will consist of two to four students. The all-day event
will be supervised by Johns Hopkins engineering students
who are officers in the Computer-Integrated Surgery
Student Research Society.
||Some teams will program small robots to
move from a starting point to a finish line, passing
though a series of "gates." Others must equip their robots
with sensors so the devices can find their way through a
mystery maze. Still other teams will be required to locate
"tumors" (large dark circles) within an enclosure
representing the brain and send out a signal each time a
tumor is discovered. Some students will present oral
reports and demonstrations regarding a new and innovative
use for their small robots. Judging will be done by
graduate and undergraduate students from the
Whiting School of Engineering.
||The event is designed to interest pre-
college students in educational and career opportunities
in engineering and science. In addition to the contests,
participants will hear from guest speakers in the field,
including an expert on the use of computers and robotics
in medicine. Representatives from Johns Hopkins and other
area colleges and universities will answer questions and
provide admissions materials.
|MEDIA CONTACT AT THE EVENT:
||Cynthia Ramey, director of education, Johns
Hopkins University Engineering Research Center for
Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology.
(Before the event, Ramey can be reached at 410-516-
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