The RoboCup US open will be in Pittsburgh May 24-27. See the email below.
Also, my wife and I attended the educators conference last year. It was pretty educational and fun.
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From: Robotics Academy [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 12:26 PM
Subject: RoboCup USOpen

May 2008

News, Information & Updates from the Robotics Academy

RoboCup USOpen

As many of you probably already know, the RoboCup USOpen will be this weekend, May 24-27, 2008, at the

Carnegie Science Center (CSC)
One Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212

We have four events: AIBO robot soccer, small-size robot soccer, nano robot soccer, and humanoids NAO robot demonstration. Please see for the list of teams.

The planned schedule (subject to change) is below. Video of the event will be posted at CMU Robotics Academy soon. We hope you will be able to attend!

Manuela Veloso (CMU) and Tucker Balch, Georgia Tech,


Saturday, May 24th, CSC open 10am-7pm

All the teams will be setting up and there are no real demos or games. Instead we will have videos running all day long and the public can see our setting up (calibration, etc). We are planning also on having (unscheduled) practice games in the afternoon as teams become ready.

Sunday and Monday, May 25th and 26th, CSC open 10am-5pm

We will have demos and games throughout both days (which have the same schedule, listed below):

10:30 - AIBO game
11:00 - Small-size demo/game
11:30 - AIBO game
12:00 - Nano demo
12:30 - AIBO game
1:00 - Small-size demo/game
1:30 - Humanoid NAO demo
2:00 - Nano demo
2:30 - AIBO game
3:00 - Small-size demo/game
3:30 - Humanoid NAO demo
4:00 - Nano demo
4:30 - AIBO game

Tuesday, May 27th, CSC open 10am-5pm

10:30 - 3rd - 4th place AIBO game
11:00 - Small-size final game
11:30 - Last Humanoid NAO demo or/and Nano demo 12:00 - Final 1st-2nd place AIBO game


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