Adams State College Robotic Society open to community members

(10-06-2010)

Do you have an interest in building small, automous robots? Would you enjoy developing robots capable of conducting space missions or helping in mine rescues? Come to the Adams State College Grizzly Robot Society meetings, held at 4 p.m. every Thursday in the Science Activity Center, located on the north side of the Community Partnership Building on the southwest corner of the Adams State campus in Alamosa, Colo.

We are currently developing a variety of small mobile platforms capable of traveling on harsh terrain. Adams State is the organizer and host for the Colorado Robot Challenge, held in April at the Great Sand Dunes National Park. This event, open to the western United States, is NASA sponsored with the goal being to develop a new class of space exploration robots. The purpose of the Grizzly Robot Society is to provide robotic education to Colorado while also developing competitive robots for the challenge.

You don't need to have prior experience in electronics or computer programming; you simply need to have an interest and an imagination. Members of the Society will help you get started in making your ideas a reality. The Grizzly Robot Society is an open gathering of people interested in electronics and robots. There are no membership dues or formal requirements to join.