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Robots4Us Student Contest

5 Winners Announced!

Kristina Argao, Barrigada, Guam
(Teammate: Riezzalyn Viray)

Ben Chrepta, Rochester, Minnesota
(Teammate: Alden Giedraitis)

Shiloh Curtis, Santa Cruz, California

Hector Cruz, Cedar City, Utah

Atticus Jones, New York City, New York
(Teammates: Kentaro Jones and Jigme Tinley)

 

Robots4Us contest student winners are:

Kristina Argao, Barrigada, Guam
(Teammate: Riezzalyn Viray)

Ben Chrepta, Rochester, Minnesota
(Teammate: Alden Giedraitis)

Hector Cruz, Cedar City, Utah

Shiloh Curtis, Santa Cruz, California

Atticus Jones, New York City, New York
(Teammates: Kentaro Jones and Jigme Tinley)

The student winners, whose videos look ahead to a future when robots will play ever more important roles in fields ranging from agriculture to medicine to emergency response, will travel as DARPA's guests to the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals, to be held in Pomona, Calif., on June 5 and 6.

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Create and submit a 2- to 3-minute video focused on how you think robots could make a difference and how you want them to change our lives.

Videos should consider how both current and anticipated advances in robotics technologies may impact one or many areas of society.

The contest is open only to students enrolled in high schools or home-schooled in grades 9-12 in the United States and U.S. territories. Up to three (3) students may team up on a submission and be eligible to win, but entries must designate a team representative for the award/winner events.

Each contest participant is restricted to one submission only, whether as an individual or as part of a team.

Five winners, with one parent or guardian each, will be selected to attend the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals to be held on June 5-6, 2015, in Pomona, Calif., and will participate in a special event there on June 7, to discuss their ideas and views with a panel of experts on robotics and society.

Entries will be judged on the basis of:

- The clarity with which you communicate your vision of how robots could make a difference for society in the future, and the kind of robot-assisted society you would like to see in the future,

- Your creativity, thoughtfulness, originality, and appeal as you express your vision, and

- The technical quality of the video

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