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______ For Immediate Release
Friday, May 31, 2013

Students from across the globe to test robotic innovations at IGVC

Students from around the world will compete for up to $50,000 in prize money during the 21st annual Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC) at Oakland University June 7-10.

The event will feature robots designed and constructed by engineering students – including two teams from Oakland University. The machines will perform tasks in four key events: the Autonomous Challenge, Design Challenge, GPS Navigation Challenge and Joint Architecture Unmanned Systems Challenge.

Technologies utilized in the process are widely applicable and are quickly being commercialized – such as in the development of vehicles that drive and park autonomously, brake automatically and execute lane detection, among other features.

The IGVC provides excellent photo opportunities and a chance to report on cutting-edge technologies. To learn more about IGVC, visit the website at

More than 50 robotics teams from universities around the world – including two from Oakland University – as well as faculty, industry leaders and supporters

Corner of Walton Blvd. and Adams Road on the campus of Oakland University. For interactive and printable maps of the campus, visit

When:Competition will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. starting Friday, June 7, and continuing through Monday, June 10.

Info:Contact Professor KaC Cheok at or Dave Groves at (248) 370-2759 or

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