Photo credit: University of Waterloo, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering https://uwaterloo.ca/active-and-interactive-robotics-lab/
04 - 06 Nov
Our first Cross-Atlantic Hackathon brought to you by teams from Germany & Canada
Are you interested in robotics?
Robots are not just for sci-fi movies anymore; we interact with them on a daily basis.
Automated cars, vacuum cleaners, delivery, warehouse management, and surgery, just to mention a few applications!
But robots are not just limited to “engineering”; we can create fantastic art with them too!
Would you like to combine art with robots?
Our hackathon will bring you on a journey into robotics, where you will learn more about them and create your own robot art!
Currently, only 20% of roboticists are women (according to Robotics and Automation Society), but we know that girls love robots too! This hackathon will be an international event involving young women across the Atlantic Ocean, bridging Germany and Canada, thanks to their passion for robotics.
You will work as a part of a team to develop your artistic robotic application (and we can’t wait to see the outcome!) on a three days journey between tutorials, coding, application development, and talks from robotics researchers.
The RoboArt Hackathon starts on 4 Nov and ends on 6 Nov, on these days hacking and activities will be from 9:00 EST (15:00 CET) to 13:00 EST (19:00 CET). More infos on the Schedule here.
Jump on board now and unleash your passion and creativity!
Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering
Schedule & FAQ
29 Sep | Registration opensWant to participate? If you are curious to learn about Robotics, enjoy Art, have good math skills and know any programming language fill out this form. If you want to register as mentor, please apply here. If you are a company and want to sponsor prizes, please contact us for further info here.
26 Oct | Registration endsDon't miss the opportunity! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
04 Nov | Kick-off and Keynote9:00 EST (14:00 CET) to 13:00 EST (18:00 CET) Detailed Schedule coming soon.
05 Nov | 2nd Day of Hacking9:00 EST (14:00 CET) to 13:00 EST (18:00 CET) Detailed Schedule coming soon.
06 Nov | Creative Showdown & Finals10:00 EST (15:00 CET) to 14:00 EST (19:00 CET). Detailed. Schedule coming soon.
Will it be online or in person?Hybrid. Online on Discord and in person at Montreal: Mila and Waterloo: University of Waterloo
What will I learn?A fun way to introduce robotics to curious minds. Under the mentorship of young roboticists, the participants will learn the first concepts about autonomous mobile robots and will write their first program to drive a robot in simulation. You will work as a part of a team to develop your artistic robotic application (and we can’t wait to see the outcome!) on a three days journey between tutorials, coding, application development, and talks from robotics researchers.
What are the prerequisites for Attendees?Good math and some programming skills in any language
How can I become a mentor?Requirement for Mentors is knowledge of C++ or Python, and Math. You can register as Mentor to the Hackathon via this form.
How can my company get engaged?Your company can support by either 1) providing mentorship (knowledge of C++ is required) 2) Sponsoring prizes - please contact us for further info here.