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[robotics-worldwide] [meetings] ASME STUDENT MECHANISM & ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION

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THE 2017 ASME STUDENT MECHANISM & ROBOT DESIGN COMPETITION
Part of the 41st ASME Mechanisms & Robotics Conference at the
2017 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC)
August 6-9, 2017, Cleveland, OH

WEBSITE: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sites.google.com_site_asmesmrdc&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zQQEzuLoWJNdxu3XHPRNEI8O_LUVPcveg9dKhRuxfGE&s=8yd36zdWgU_Z-_ejAwW0Rz5F6w6abiA_Gwuh08_l5LM&e= 
FLYER: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__sites.google.com_site_asmesmrdc_flyer2017.pdf&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zQQEzuLoWJNdxu3XHPRNEI8O_LUVPcveg9dKhRuxfGE&s=E4xfR9LbqxLuForcweAupFFfwTtL-_JUL0nkaubtic8&e= 
CONFERENCE: https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__www.asme.org_events_idetccie&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zQQEzuLoWJNdxu3XHPRNEI8O_LUVPcveg9dKhRuxfGE&s=xeeRitU0Vty_Vf_1yCPTEx3vRKJOOgOb3Sx7BlD7n_w&e= 

IMPORTANT DATES
* Letter of intent (single page) due by: APRIL 3, 2017, (Monday) 11:59PM EDT
* Final written report due by:  MAY 1, 2017, (Monday) 11:59PM EDT
* Notification to finalists: JUNE 8, 2017 (Thursday)
* Final round of the competition: AUGUST 6-9, 2017

DESCRIPTION
The ASME Student Mechanism & Robot Design Competition is an excellent opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students to showcase their abilities in designing mechanisms and robots.  All entries are welcome, though the judging is more focused on the mechanical & mechatronic aspects of design.

This competition consists of two rounds: in round one, student(s) submit a report on their design, and in round two, several teams are invited to the conference to present their design. Winners of the competition will be recognized during the Mechanisms & Robotics award session, and presented with awards that in the past have included both cash and software prizes.

Some travel funds are available for the finalists.  The funds can cover the ASME IDETC registration, hotel stay, transportation (airfare), and meals (on a per diem basis).

The details on how to participate can be found at the contest website:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__sites.google.com_site_asmesmrdc&d=DwIFAg&c=clK7kQUTWtAVEOVIgvi0NU5BOUHhpN0H8p7CSfnc_gI&r=0w3solp5fswiyWF2RL6rSs8MCeFamFEPafDTOhgTfYI&m=zQQEzuLoWJNdxu3XHPRNEI8O_LUVPcveg9dKhRuxfGE&s=8yd36zdWgU_Z-_ejAwW0Rz5F6w6abiA_Gwuh08_l5LM&e= 

If you are a student, please apply! If you are an engineer or professor, please distribute!  Share this email and the linked flyer with your colleagues working in the mechanisms and robotics area, and post it on department bulletin boards for further dissemination.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Contest Co-organizer:
Joshua Bishop-Moser, The University of Michigan
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Contest Co-organizer:
Brian Trease, The University of Toledo
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