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Botball 2006: Winners from the New England Tournament

Botball is a robotics education program for middle and high school students where students build and program autonomous robots. After a presentation by Prof. Holly Yanco on this year's game, in which teams designed robots for a flood rescue operation, some of the winners of the 2006 New England Regional Tournament will present their strategies, designs, results and lessons learned. Teams presenting their designs will be the Neary School (Southboro), Arlington High School, Waltham High School and Greater Lowell Technical High School. Finally, we will discuss ways that you can become involved in the Botball program, including the "Beyond Botball" competition for all ages.

IEEE Robotics and Automation Society
Central New England Chapter
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
UML Robotics Lab Tour: 5:00 PM
Presentation: 6:00 PM

Pesented by

Holly A. Yanco
Assistant Professor
Computer Science Department
University of Massachusetts Lowell
One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854

et al.


Dr. Holly Yanco is an Assistant Professor in the Computer Science Department at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. Her research interests include human-robot interaction, adjustable autonomy and assistive technology. She received a Career Award from NSF in 2006. She was the PI of the NSF funded Pyro project, which was awarded the NEEDS Premiere Award for Courseware in 2005. She has a PhD and MS from MIT and a BA from Wellesley College, all in Computer Science. Dr. Yanco has chaired the New England Regionals for Botball since it started here in 2001.


The meeting will be held in Room 311 of Olsen Hall on the North Campus of University of Massachusetts Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, on Tuesday, June 13, 2006. Directions to Olsen Hall can be found at

UML Robotics Lab tour: 5:00 PM, presentation: 6:00 PM, followed by a no-host dinner at 7:30 PM at the Brewery Exchange, 201 Cabot Street, Lowell

For more information, contact the chapter chairman, Peter Meyer at 781-334-0052 or


The Central New England Chapters of IEEE Robotics and Automation Society will meet in Room 311 of Olsen Hall on the North Campus of University of Massachusetts at Lowell, One University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854, on Tuesday, June 13, 2006, for a tour of the UML Robotics Lab at 5:00 and a presentation at 6:00 PM. For directions to Olsen Hall please refer to

Afterwards, at approx. 7:30 PM, the group will have a no-host dinner at the Brewery Exchange, 201 Cabot Street, Lowell. For details please see

For more information about our Section and Chapter, visit our web site at

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