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OSU Mars Rover Team at Grants Pass Club This Saturday

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    The Southern Oregon Robotics Club is pleased to announce that team members from Oregon State University will be displaying their award winning robot and making
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 10, 2008
      The Southern Oregon Robotics Club is pleased to announce that team members from Oregon State University will be displaying their award winning robot and making a slide and video presentation at this months meeting.  The meeting will take place this Saturday October 11th at Pizza Hut 1465 NE 6th Street in Grants Pass.  The meeting starts at 6pm sharp!

      The OSU team took First Place in the most recent University Rover Challenge which is sponsored by The Mars Society.  The event took place at the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.  This challenge draws contestants from all over the world.  This years challenge included a  Construction Task, an Emergency Navigation Task, an Extremophile Search Task, and a Surveying Task.  You can read more about the event at:  http://www.marssociety.org/portal/c/urc

      For those of you that did not follow the teams progress before the event, you might be interested to read more about it at the following sites.

      OSU Team Site:  http://oregonstate.edu/groups/osurc/rover/index.php?page=progress

      Parallax Forum:  http://forums.parallax.com/forums/default.aspx?f=10&p=1&m=253610

      There is also a great video of the previous event at:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5iI8l2Ctu8

      The OSU team attended one of our SORC meetings before they started their project in February of last year and we are very excited to welcome them back and see what they have accomplished.  The meeting is open to everyone so please stop by hear their story and take a look at their amazing robot.

      See you there!    ...John


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