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DARPA Launches Robots4Us Video Contest for High School Students

Posted By Linda Coyle, Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Defense Advance Research Project Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring a student competition on the future of robots for students in grades 9-12. It’s a great opportunity for a student to win a trip to California to meet robotic experts and see the next generation robots.  For further information, please visit

Through its new Robots4Us student video contest, DARPA is asking high school students to address issues like how the growing use of robots will change people’s lives and make a difference for society.

Submitted videos will be judged on the basis of clarity, creativity, thoughtfulness, originality, and appeal of the submitter’s vision of how robots could make a difference for society and the kind of robot-assisted society they would like to see—as well as the technical quality of the video. Videos by winners and other selected entrants will be featured on the DARPA website, YouTube channel, and other social media networks.

Five winners, with one parent or guardian each, will be selected to attend the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals to be held on June 5-6, 2015, in Pomona, Calif., and will participate in a special event there on June 7, to discuss their ideas and views with a panel of experts on robotics and society.

The contest begins on February 11, 2015, and entries from individuals or teams will be accepted through April 1, 2015. For more information and detailed rules and requirements, visit


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