Imagine and build robots for healthier people, homes, schools, workplaces, play and the environment.

“Get Your Bot On” (GYBO) is a 34-hour hackathon focused on the design and prototyping of innovative ideas and solutions in robotics. Each team is given basic hardware to build a robot and supported by mentors and technical experts to ensure their demo is ready for judging on the final day (Sunday).

The theme for GYBO 2015 is “Healthy: People and Environments". Teams will be encouraged to prototype their robot ideas for healthier people, homes, schools, workplaces, the environment and play.

In 2015 we have a number of hardware partners and participants will be able to integrate wearable devices for control of their robot, try out gesture recognition technology, and explore a new robotics harware platform. Details coming soon!

Prizes will be announced in the coming days. 

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Eligibility

We require participants work in groups of at least 3. Each team will receive a basic hardware kit.

Children under 12 must register with a parent or guardian as a family team.

 

Requirements

Each team will present on stage at MaRS on Sunday September 13, 2015 2-4pm.  In order to be elligible for any prize category the team must demo at the hackathon.

How to enter

YOU MUST PURCHASE TICKETS BY SEPTEMBER 3, 2015 MIDNIGHT (deadline extended) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HACKATHON AND BUILD SOMETHING.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite.

Judges

Gord Kurtenbach

Gord Kurtenbach
Sr. Director of Research, Autodesk

Nora Young

Nora Young
Host and Creator, CBC Spark

Jon Dogterom

Jon Dogterom
Venture Lead, Cleantech and Physical Sciences, MaRS Discovery District

Judging Criteria

  • Category: Innovation
    This category is for the most novel or compelling concept.
  • Category: Technological Excellence
    This category is for the best technically executed robot.
  • Category: Design for Human Interaction
    This category is for prototypes that have considered how humans will interact with the robot.
  • Category: Family Team Innovation
    This category is for our family teams.