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Announcing the URC Meet & Greet Hosted by Protocase, and Rover Rodeo

posted May 14, 2018, 7:34 PM by Kevin Sloan
We are excited to announce the URC Meet & Greet Hosted by Protocase, and Rover Rodeo, as part of URC2018!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
  • 5:00pm - 8:00pm: URC Meet & Greet Hosted by Protocase at the Hanksville Emergency Services Building
  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm: URC Rover Rodeo at the Hanksville Arena - Open to the Public!!

URC Meet and Greet Hosted by Protocase
Please join URC and Protocase for a fun event to kick everything off on Wednesday, May 30, 5:00pm - 8:00pm, following the Check-In period.  Enjoy a BBQ provided by Duke's Slickrock & Grill, and meet with industry representatives from Honeybee Robotics and Microsoft (bring your resumes!).  This event will take place at the Hanksville Emergency Services building.

Rover Rodeo
Get ready for the competition, and get your rover's "shake-down" testing completed at this new and exciting event!  URC will be taking over the arena in Hanksville, located next to the Emergency Services building, and turning it over to the rovers.  The space will be available to teams to conduct testing starting at 4:00pm.  At 6:30pm we will begin a series of informal and fun races on a simple obstacle course.  Don't worry about any 1 meter drops here - the real rover-breaking competition starts the next day!

A few notes about the Rover Rodeo:
  • This is not a mandatory event, but will be a fun opportunity to ensure your rover is competition-ready.
  • This is a collaborative event.  Bring tools to share with other teams, and help everyone get their rovers ready!
  • URC will not be enforcing any communications restrictions, however United States Federal Communication Commission (FCC) regulations still apply.
  • This isn't a competition event, so tethered operations, or directly following your rover, are all allowed.
  • Teams will neither be penalized, nor receive any points, in the actual URC standings.
  • We will be opening this event to the public!