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NI announces teams for robotics student competition

National Instruments Oceania has announced the competing teams for its inaugural NI Autonomous Robotics student competition.

The competition is designed to encourage development and innovation in the field of robotics.

The 2011 competition, which will be taking place from April to September 2011, will feature teams representing the country’s top universities, with each team developing an autonomous robot.

The robots will compete in a live competition with the objective of autonomously completing a set of predefined tasks in the shortest amount of time, while earning the most points.

Students will also get the opportunity to work with NI engineers throughout the process and compete at the live competition in September.

Teams from the following universities will be competing in the 2011 competition:

  • Curtin University
  • Macquarie University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • University of Adelaide
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Tasmania
  • University of Technology Sydney

The robotics application areas of focus for this year’s competition will be navigation, obstacle avoidance and object handling. Each team has received a development kit featuring an NI CompactRIO embedded acquisition and control system and the NI LabVIEW 2010 Robotics Suite for the development of their autonomous robot.

To learn more about the 2011 NI Autonomous Robotics Competition visit:

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