December 2013 - n°6
Robotics Mini-Cup and NIDays
ESIGELEC should again attend the NIDays Fair organised by National Instruments on February 11th 2014. An engineering project team will be chosen during the internal shortlist trial on January 9th 2014 at CISE.

Unlike in previous years when the school just had to choose a team, a video of the winning team has to be sent to National Instruments to qualify. The RIO Robotics Cup is victim of its own success as it now has to restrict enrolments. ESIGELEC candidates will have 2 challenges to overcome: qualify for the official cup and do as well as last year’s students who came 2nd.

ESIGELEC will also exhibit a control/command prototype designed by second year student Nicolas IRIART (Mechatronics and Electrical Engineering major). The prototype was created with LabVIEW (visual programming environment) using a National Instruments acquisition platform.

The NIDays Fair on February 11th opens to the public from 10am to 6pm with a permanent exhibition made up of sixty stands and attended by web designers and suppliers of sensors and bespoke appliances. Visitors can also attend two plenary conferences presenting new products and major trends in terms of testing and measuring plus 60 technical conferences with practicals and career sessions.

The stands cover three areas: the teaching pavilion with partner schools including ESIGELEC, the vision/robotics pavilion with robot/equipment manufacturers and vision solutions and the sensor pavilion with sensor manufacturers.

Contact : Nicolas Ragot, Head of the Biomedical System Engineering major, Research professor in the Embedded Systems and Instrumentation Department, nicolas.ragot@esigelec.fr