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.
2018.10.20 - 2018.12.31
2018.10.27 - 2019.1.14
First batch of enrollees posted
Second batch of enrollees posted
2019.1.25 - 2019.2.3
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
Mavic Air - 1/person
Spark - 1/person
Osmo Mobile2 - 1/person
Excellent short film award
RMB ¥500 in cash
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
Students who wish to participate in the winter camp can submit resumes. In this segment, RoboMaster will provide the RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Winter Camp (High School) Resume Template. Please fill in the resume template according to the requirements (* = required). After the resume is completed, send it via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject "2019 Winter Camp Participation + School + Name". Once the resume is submitted successfully, RoboMaster staff will screen applicants within 7-10 working days. Students can look out for a notification by e-mail.
Students who have passed the resume screening will be given a phone interview with 3-6 interviewers together. The students who pass the interview will be eligible to participate in the RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Winter Camp (High School). The first and second batches of admissions will be announced on December 15, 2019 and January 14, 2019, respectively. Students can look out for a notification by e-mail.
Interview time: RoboMaster will arrange interviews between October 27, 2018 and January 14, 2019. Interviews will be held every Saturday and Sunday. RoboMaster staff will send an email to inform you of the detailed interview time.
Students who pass the phone interview will be eligible for the RoboMaster 2019 Robotics Winter Camp (High School) and will receive an offer. RoboMaster staff will ask the students whether they will participate in the winter camp and inform them how to submit the entry materials. Students who are not heard from by January 20, 2019 will be deemed to have given up their spot and will no longer be able to attend this year’s camp. Note: Admission information will be notified by email.
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.
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.
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.
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
Q: Can family members accompany students to the camp?
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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2017 Summer Camp for High School Students
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Summer camp opening ceremony
Research Demonstration from PhD Candidate of HKUST
Outdoor academic tutorial
Control the robot to grab the obstacle
2017 Winter Camp for High School Students
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High School Students Visiting Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
High School Students Assembling Robots
Tuning Robots Before the Competition
Hit Large Runes
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