New videos covering Botfest & Botball 2011 and the "PLAY" & "Other Side" Artbotics exhibits have been added to the UML Robotics and Artbotics YouTube channels, respectively. Both videos were produced by UMass Lowell students and staff at Lowell Telecommunications Corporation (LTC), Lowell's public access TV and media center, as part of the UML/LTC Partnership.
Botfest and Botball 2011: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l_g4aZBVnQ
Every year Botfest and the New England Regional Botball Tournament is held at UMass Lowell.
The Botball Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition based on national science education standards. By designing, building, programming, and documenting robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.is a tournament for middle and high school students where the students build and program robots to complete a specific task. http://botball.org/
At Botfest students from elementary, middle, and high school exhibit their robots to Botball attendees and the general public. In this video you will see some of their creative projects, including a silly string-shooting dinosaur. http://botfest.wiki.uml.edu/
Artbotics "PLAY" and "Other Side": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nPu7Apcjx4
The Spring 2011 Artbotics classes had simultaneous exhibitions, both opening on April 26, 2011, and were featured as part of Boston CyberArts. The college course created the "PLAY" exhibit at 119 Gallery, and the after school high school programed created "Other Side" at the Revolving Museum. http://artbotics.org/
Lowell Telecommunications Corporation: www.ltc.org