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High School Winter Camp

Overview

Entry Guide

FAQ

Histroy

Introduction

The 2019 RoboMaster High School Winter Camp core task: Under the guidance of DJI engineers, campers will learn to utilize the autonomous navigation technology to command robots to complete specific tasks in the maze game field.

Schedule

Registration period

2018.10.20 - 2018.12.31

Application screening/interviews

2018.10.27 - 2019.1.14

First batch of enrollees posted

2018.12.15

Second batch of enrollees posted

2019.1.14

Winter Camp

2019.1.25 - 2019.2.3

Exciting activities

  • Lecture by DJI education engineers

  • Lecture by renowned professors from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Lab

  • Challenging team competition

Activity awards

  • 1st Place

    Mavic Air - 1/person

  • 2nd Place

    Spark - 1/person

  • 3rd Place

    Osmo Mobile2 - 1/person

  • Excellent short film award

    RMB ¥500 in cash

Camper benefits

  • Participate in a cost-free program, which offers free accommodation, meals, and in-camp insurance

  • Receive professional systematic trainings in robotics knowledge, and improve together with outstanding peers

  • Utilize DJI's top R&D equipment and obtain funding support for R&D projects

  • Receive Internship Certificate from Shenzhen DJI Technology Co., Ltd. and RoboMaster Certificate of Completion

  • Get opportunity to qualify in advance for the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's independent admissions interview

Registration

Q: I really want to participate, but I don’t have any robot-related skills. What should I do?

A: For details, refer to the RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Winter Camp Learning Tracks Reference.

Q: I am a middle school student, can I register for the high school winter camp?

A: Yes, you can register, but you will be reviewed based on the same standards and processes as the high school students.

Q: If I didn’t pass the interviews this year, can I apply again next year?

A: Yes. You may apply to the summer camp and winter camp each year.

(We hope that your annual growth will be comparable to the increase in the number of resumes we receive)

Q: What kinds of students can be admitted?

A: Students with excellent self-learning capabilities who are hands-on and can combine theory and practice. Students with open minds, adaptability, and willingness to accept challenges, as well as those who like to think independently, and are practical and modest.

Q: Can international students register?

A: Yes. We are open to high school students from all over the world. Each year, we have a few foreign and Chinese international students return to China to participate in the camps.

Q: How many offers will be sent out? How many spots are available per track? Can you provide a rough estimate or ratio?

A: There is no limit to the total number of offers or offers per track, and it is judged according to the performance of the applicants. Offers will be issued as long as they perform well.

Q: How do I view my own category? Such as embedded systems, mechanical, or algorithm?

A: The admissions group view the categories and the organizing committee makes reasonable suggestions according to the number of admissions. For specific information, it is necessary wait until the grouping rules are announced before entering the camp.

Q: I registered with a classmate. Can we be put into the same team? Is there a certain flexibility on how teams are formed?

A: Team formation will be announced before the start of camp. There will be a certain level of flexibility.

Costs

Q: How much does the camp cost?

A: Currently, it’s free. Student campers are provided with room and board, insurance, and project R&D costs.

Activities

Q: Is the summer/winter camp held in Shenzhen?

A: Yes. The specific location will be announced in the camp manual.

Q: For this year's winter/summer camp, will we start R&D right away, or will there be a short robotics training course?

A: There is be an initial program discussion mixed with some training sessions. This year, student campers will have mentors and teaching assistants, etc.

Q: Are the awards given based on the final competition results?

A: No. The evaluation rules are based on small groups. Evaluations will be comprehensive and weighted according to the competition results, program evaluation, mentor’s evaluation, etc.

Robotics learning

Q: Are there recommended studying materials?

A: Yes. We have devised three tracks for study as a basic reference. Please refer to the RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Winter Camp Learning Tracks Reference.

Q: I’m lacking in a lot of technical skills and want to do some studying beforehand. Are there any recommended experienced teachers who can offer some assistance?

A: The official forum contains technical materials from previous winter/summer camps https://bbs.robomaster.com/forum-club-1.html

Other RoboMaster technical materials https://bbs.robomaster.com/forum-technology-1.html

Other

Q: Can family members accompany students to the camp?

A: No.

Q: Will student campers be provided with computers to use during the winter/summer camp?

A: Yes. Based on the track of the student camper, we will provide a laptop or PC during the camp.

Q: Will student campers be provided with uniforms during the winter/summer camp?

A: Yes. Each year, 2-3 camp T-shirts will be given.

Q: Will there be an internship certificate for this year’s winter/summer camp?

A: Yes, after you have successfully entered the camp. RoboMaster will provide an English internship certificate template. Our staff will confirm the details with campers.

Q: If I need to miss classes to join the winter/summer camp, can the organizing committee issue me an official certificate of leave?

A: Yes, please contact RoboMaster staff.

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        • Summer camp opening ceremony

        • Research Demonstration from PhD Candidate of HKUST

        • Outdoor academic tutorial

        • Robot debugging

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        • Robot Competition

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        • High School Students Visiting Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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        • Tuning Robots Before the Competition

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