RAS (Robotics and Automation Society)

The Florida West Coast Section’s
Robotics And Automation Society (RAS)

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IEEE Robotics And Automation Society

Meeting Notice:

RAS meetings are at John F Germany Public Library, The Hive,

2nd Floor East; 900 N. Ashley Street, Tampa, FL 33602

unless stated otherwise on Third Tuesdays at 6:30pm.






The IEEE FWCS Robotics and Automation Society Chapter strives to Learn, Do, and Teach Robotics in the Tampa Bay
We have participated in local Robotic Competitions like Robofest, BizBots, and FIRST.
Local meetings have focused on Cybersecurity, Quadcopter Drones, 3-D Printing, Touring High School and Makerspace to build Robots to name a few.
Elementary, High School, and College Robotics Teams have come to present their ideas or results from past competitions.
Looking out to do virtual meetings in the future.
More information on current activities:

RAS (Robotics and Automation Society)

Please contact Sean Denny at venner20@ieee.org to volunteer a topic to discuss.

Thank you

Sean Denny



2022 Robofest Qualifying Competition
Good Morning Everyone,
Its Awards Time!!! Robofest Supporters and Sponsors:
As we wrap up the 2022 Robofest Season, we would like to celebrate all the teams that competed throughout the season and the ROWC winners who will be announced at the Award Ceremony Webinar on Saturday, May 21.
Live streamed on Zoom Webinar and the Robofest Facebook Page.

The webinar registration link is:   https://ltu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gB2YB8urS_C9Dwvr2cP-kA

All attendees should be logged in between 8:00 and 8:15 am, Eastern Daylight Time, and the program will begin at 8:15 AM – agenda is attached.
● 08:00 VIP Final Check-in – All Presenters, Sponsors, International Directors and other VIPs to log in for audio/visual check and setup
● 08:15 Welcome by Master of Ceremonies – Matt Roush, LTU Managing Editor University News Bureau, Director of Media Relations (1)
○ Video presentation: 2022 highlights (8)
○ Introduction of Advisory Board (2)
○ National Flag Presentation (3)
● 08:30 Video Remarks and presentation of Special Awards by Dr. Srini Kambhampati, Dean, LTU College of Arts and Sciences (2.5)
○ Sponsorship Awards (10)
○ Milestone Year Coach Awards (TBD) (8)
(1) RoboArts: Pam Sparks (2) RoboParade, UMC, RoboMed, Exhibition, BSTT: Elmer Santos (3) Game: Dr. Christopher Cartwright
○ Recognition of Judges & Local volunteers (0.5)
○ Presentation of video of the category/division (4)
○ Announcing Award winners (4.5) [ 9min x 13 divisions = 120 min, 2 hours]
● 10:55 Announcements: Distribution of Medals, Certificates and Awards: Shannan Palonis (5)
● 11:00 Closing Remarks & Goodbye: Dr. Christopher Cartwright
○ Recognition of Robofest Staff & LTU Staff (3)
○ Recognition of site hosts and National Directors who participated in 2022 (3)
○ Group photo (1)
○ Announcement of 2022 Season Dates (3)
● 11:10 End of Award Ceremony Presentation
● 11:15 Teams may request group photos with Directors and Staff
Please share this link with your families and friends.
Thank you all for your continued support for Robofest and we look forward to seeing everyone on Saturday!
Have a great summer and keep learning!
Warm Regards,

Emma Alaba

O: 727.447.3067
Computer Learning Center
Director & Host Organizer of Robofest in FL
Robofest is a program of Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI USA. All rights Reserved
Grand Re-Opening of AMRoC FabLab on June 18th!
By Theresa Willingham
Event by AMRoC FabLab

Chairman: Sean P Denny–Venner20@ieee.org


Middleton High School
2nd floor Media Center
4801 North 22nd St.
Tampa, Florida