2011 International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition

UBC Thunderbird Robotics is pleased to invite you to the 7th Annual International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition (IARRC) 2011 to be held on July 23rd and 24th, 2011 on the beautiful campus of the University of British Columbia. This year over $10,000 in prizes is at stake! A Robotics Technology Exhibition is also being planned.

What is IARRC?

IARRC is aimed at promoting R&D efforts into fully autonomous small-size ground vehicles – in particular the artificial intelligence software systems that run these vehicles. Student teams attending the competition are expected to develop intelligent, autonomous robots able to navigate a complex road course while avoiding the obstacles and responding to traffic signs and signals.

IARRC is an annual event that first took place at the University of Waterloo in April 2005, and was held at the University of Windsor last year. This year, UBC Thunderbird Robotics is proud to host IARRC 2011 at the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver Campus.

Why participate?

This year’s winners will receive the largest prizes ever awarded at an IARRC! The Grand Award is $5,000 in cash while the overall runner-up will receive an award of $2,000. Awards will also be made to the best team in each individual component of the competition (i.e., Design Competition, Drag Race, and Circuit Race). Additional awards have been allocated for the two best first-time-attending teams. Besides the opportunity to win prize money, the learning experience and companionship with other Robotics enthusiasts is priceless.

We encourage all student teams from high schools, colleges, and universities to participate and share their ideas and robots with other participants and the general public who will attend this event and the associated Exhibition.

Need more information?

Please visit our website at http://www.robotracing2011.com or email us at robotracing@ubcthunderbird.com with your questions, suggestions and recommendations.

We hope to see you at IARRC 2011!

UBC Thunderbird Robotics