The date for the event is officially April 15th with location TBD!
For those unfamiliar, the Convention for Unconventional Robotic Movement is an annual showcasing of original robots, made to move in any unconventional manner. We loosely define this as not relying on conventional wheels (like a car) or treads (like a tank). In the past, this has included a slug bot that actually leaves a trail of oil, a hopping robot with a several-foot vertical, and a robot that manipulates its center of mass to slowly inch forward.
The day of the event will go like this:
CURM is available to students from universities outside UT as well as invited professionals and hobbyists. This makes CURM a fantastic opportunity for networking as well! In 2017 some students found themselves with summer robotics research opportunities by networking with a guest from the Austin Robot Group.
Build any robot you can imagine as long as it moves unconventionally. The sky isn’t even the limit! Meet other students, hobbyists, and professionals that share a passion for robotics to make friends, expand your network, and even find yourself with some cool opportunities! Gain robotics experience and add a unique project to your resume that’s fun to talk about! Food will be available at the event!
We recently held our first CURM social at Moojo’s for potential participants to meet each other, exchange ideas, and find teammates.
Author: Chris Gill