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Who knows stuff about the Robotics Competition? Experiences from being on teams please?

Who knows stuff about the Robotics Competition? Experiences from being on teams please? Topic: Problem solving part of the brain
May 22, 2019 / By Alexandrea
Question: Cuz I'm thinking about joining my school's robotics team, and I'll be the only girl so far I understand it'll be exciting but I'd like to know what kind of stuff goes on within building robots, do you have to be really really super smart or have a lot of time on your hands? well, the team already has 30 guys on it, they'll probably get more as school goes on.
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Ty Ty | 1 day ago
I was on a robotics team that competed in the 2006 IEEE hardware competition in Memphis, TN. Well it all really depends on how complicated of a robot you are making and how many people are on the team. My team for instance was just 3 people so we all had to do a crap load of work to get it working. For large groups it is usually 2 or 3 people that do 90% of the work out of say 20 people. If it is not for a grade it is really up to you about how much work you want to do. I thought it was fun but it is tough to go from an idea to a finished product in a set amount of time. You should give it a try. At the least you can brain storm with them on problems. And trust me they will always need ideas about how to solve problems. Also it might be a good chance to learn how to make PCB board and solders. The easy part is coming up with good ideas. The hard part is finding idea that can be completed in the time frame and with the given resources.
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Ty Originally Answered: The interviewer asked me to tell him about my experiences in competition?
Common types of competition other than in the sporting arena include: -competing with work mates for jobs, for power, for prestige, for influence, for recognition -competing at home for time, love, attention, recognition -competing against other businesses for customers etc. I think the interviewer would have wanted examples that showed you could balance the team/group needs with the need to "win" something. For example, if a team is working to meet a certain goal or deadline or customer expectation, then how can you help the team achieve its team goal by using your own competitive spirit to move closer to the goal. For example "we had to beat our competitor, xyz company, to win the contract. So I suggested we use this strategy, because I knew that it would give us an edge. I worked extra hours, researched the competition, talked to other customers etc etc. Hope this makes some sense.
Ty Originally Answered: The interviewer asked me to tell him about my experiences in competition?
I probably would have been a smartass and said "I'm competing right now for this job!" lol Sometimes, I'm too straight-forward though. Anyways, interviewing really IS a competition. Since you didn't do any sports (neither did I!), try to think of a job you had in the past, such as one that involved sales... heck, you could even mention some fast-food place and say you competed for raises... that kind of thing. The easiest examples though are usually derived from school projects.

Rick Rick
It certainly helps to be intelligent, and it does take a lot of time. I've worked on a robot for a competition before. Often times there are lots of things that need to be done that don't require lots of knowledge, but they are helpful to the team. So, even if you don't think you know much about robotics, or feel intimidated about being the only girl on the team, I would encourage you to join. I would also encourage you to ask your other girl friends to join. That may make it easier for you so that you don't feel strange being the only girl on the team, it will also help promote women in engineering, and we could certainly use more women engineers. Good luck.
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Merit Merit
oh-hello! i know about the Robotics Competition, because i have been participated in the comps for 2 times. it's really awesome! it's very fun there. and i have won the 2 awards. why? are you planning to join it? GOD IDEA!!!!!!!!!! BYE!
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