Ten teams from Maryland high schools will put their
high-tech skills to the test on Saturday, March 31, in the
second Robotic System Challenge, supervised by Johns
Hopkins engineering students who are officers in the
Computer-Integrated Surgery Student Research Society.
The event is open to spectators from 9 a.m. to 1:30
p.m. in the Glass Pavilion on the Homewood campus.
Each team will consist of up to three students. Some
will program small robots to move from a starting point to
a finish line, passing though a series of "gates." Others
must equip their robots with sensors so the devices can
find their way through a mystery maze. Still other teams
will be required to locate "tumors" (large dark circles)
within an enclosure representing the brain and send out a
signal each time a tumor is discovered. Some students will
present oral reports and demonstrations regarding a new and
innovative use for their small robots.
Judging will be by graduate and undergraduate students
from the Whiting
The event is designed to interest pre-college students
in educational and career opportunities in engineering and
science. Representatives from Johns Hopkins will answer
questions and provide admissions materials.