The Spelman College SpelBots Are Ready For RoboCup 2006 Competition

The Spelman College Robotics team (SpelBots) has qualified for a second year in a row to compete in the international RoboCup. This year’s competition will be held in Bremen, Germany, June 14-20. The SpelBots look forward to continuing to break new ground as the first all-female, all-African American only undergraduate team to compete in both the United States and international RoboCups. At the U.S. RoboCup in April, the team experienced its first tie match with Brown University in the four-legged league, and then went on to qualify for the world championships in Bremen, Germany.

This year’s team consists of team captain Ebony Smith, a graduating senior, who recently completed requirements in the computer and information science major; Andrea Roberson, a senior majoring in dual degree engineering and computer science; Kina McCanns, a senior majoring in mathematics; and Ashley Johnson, a sophomore majoring in computer and information science. Dr. Andrew Williams, assistant professor of computer and information science, is the team advisor.

Roughly 350 teams from 40 countries will be competing in different leagues with autonomous robots — either on four feet, two legs or various wheels — at the 2006 RoboCup in Germany.

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