DARPA’s Robots4Us video contest is open to high school students (grades 9-12) and focuses on how robots could make a difference for society in the future. Five winners will be flown to the DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals in Pomona, Calif., June 5-6, 2015, to see some of the most advanced robots in the world firsthand. The students will also participate in a special event there on June 7, where they will discuss their ideas and views with a panel of experts on robotics and society.
Students are asked to submit 2-3 minute videos that show the kind of robot-assisted society they’d like to see in the years ahead. Videos should consider both current and anticipated advances in robotic technologies and address the implications of those advances for individuals, workplaces, and communities, as well as for national security and the ideals upon which American society is built. In particular they should address the choices we will face as the nation and the world strive to reap the benefits of the robotics revolution while minimizing the potential for harm.
Entries are due April 1, 2015. For rules see: http://www.theroboticschallenge.org/Robots4Us