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Call for Proposals: Undergraduate Robotics Projects

The Dynamic Robotics Laboratory at Oregon State University seeks proposals from undergraduate students for robotics-related projects.
Awards can be made from $100-$5000, depending on the quality and quantity of proposals received.  Proposals will be judged on technical merit as well as broader impact, mirroring the goals of the National Science Foundation.

Examples of technical merit include a carefully-considered preliminary robot design, or a specific competition goal and a competent team of robot builders.  Examples of broader impact include educational outreach, such as organization of a local robotics competition or a mentoring plan for high school robotics teams.  Proposals can focus on either criteria, and need not include both.

All OSU students are eligible.  This call is specifically aimed at independent research projects, initiated by students and not
affiliated with faculty research.   Students should be existing
members of the Robotics Club, or plan to join the Robotics Club to more effectively accomplish the goals of the proposal.

Submit proposals via Email to Dr. Jonathan Hurst, jonathan.hurst@oregonstate.edu.  No specific format is required, although a 3-page PDF document with figures should be sufficient.


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