For andet år i træk uddeles Robots at Play-prisen på 75.000 kr. Formålet med den internationale pris er at fremme forståelsen for og brugen af robotteknologi i det daglige. I 2007 lægger priskomiteen særlig vægt på unikt robotdesign, der kombinerer robotteknologi, design og kunst på en anderledes og kreativ måde. Prisen sponsoreres af Fionia Bank.
Robots at Play prisen overrækkes af Syddansk Universitets rektor Jens Oddershede fredag den 24. august kl. 20.00 på Brandts i Odense i forbindelse med robotfestivalen Robots at Play. Arrangementet er forbeholdt inviterede gæster.
Kandidater til prisen udstiller på robotfestivalens Robot[Bazar] i dagene 23.-25. august i området omkring Brandts Klædefabrik i Odense. Der er fri entre. Her er der også mulighed for at se vinderen af sidste års Robots at Play Pris; Huggable – en robotteknologisk teddy-bjørn.
Se Robots at Play prisen 2006
Da prisen er international er nedenstående ikke oversat til dansk.
ROBOTS AT PLAY PRIZE 2007 - 10,000 euro cash prize to the most playful robotic system
The Robots at Play Prize 2007 is an international prize for the most playful and/or interactive robotic system. It is given in connection with the Robots at Play Festival in Odense, Denmark, on 23-25 August 2007, and sponsored by Fionia Bank.
Robotic systems are entering into the daily life on citizens all over the world. Vacuum cleaners, lawnmowers, toys, playgrounds, rehabilitation equipment, fitness equipment, etc. are becoming robotic systems. In such a development, it is crucial to design robotic systems that are interactive and well integrated into the daily life in its natural surroundings, being at home, in the urban space, in sports club, in theatre, in hospitals, in developing countries, etc. This design challenge demands integration of different disciplines such as robotics, design, interaction design, and arts.
The Robots at Play Prize of 10.000 euro is aimed at reinforcing the integration of such disciplines and societal understanding in robotics. The prize promotes robotic systems for use in all aspects of daily life for the benefit of humans and interactivity with humans.
A prominent example of such a system is playware, which combines robotics, design, arts, play studies and industrial development to create the playgrounds of tomorrow - playgrounds that are based on robotic components in order to create joyful physical activity in fight against obesity. The Playware is developed by one of the committee members and therefore not nominated for the Robots at Play Prize, and serves only as an example.
CALL FOR CANDIDATES:
The international Robots at Play Prize is open to any candidate robotic system world-wide. It is open for anybody world-wide to suggest candidate robotic systems. Candidate robotic systems will be evaluated during the festival by an academic/industrial committee based upon their qualities in terms of being
and also in terms of their
• potential impact on society
The committee will evaluate the nominated candidates. Nominated candidates are invited to join the Robots at Play Festival in order to showcase their robotic system to the public, as part of the evaluation for the prize. The Robots at Play Prize 2007 ceremony will be held on evening 24th August 2007 in Odense, Denmark, during the Robots at Play Festival.
Candidate descriptions including abstract, www-information, photo, and inventor/developer contact information should be sent to the committee chair Professor Henrik Hautop Lund, University of Southern Denmark, by email: email@example.com no later than 1st August 2007.
The committee consists of members from the Academy of Fine Arts, RoboCluster, and Danish industry
Yderligere information om prisen og arrangementet på www.robotsatplay.dk