2013 Trinity College Fire Fighting

Home Robot Contest and RoboWaiter

6 & 7 April 2013

Trinity College, Hartford CT


I had attended this competition before but it has been a number of years since I last went.  What makes this event so unique is the wide variety of techniques the participants use to accomplish the task.  The goal of the firefighting contest is to build an autonomous robot that can find and extinguish a flame in a maze set up to resemble the room of a house.  The RoboWaiter contest I am not so sure about.  Perhaps someone will take a moment and educate me.  NEMES member George Gallant has competed in this contest in the past but was not competing this year.

With entrants from across the country and around the world this a truly international event.

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Contestants lined up for a practice turn at the maze

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These fellows were from Israel for the contest

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