RoboOrg In a Nutshell
RoboOrg is the graduate students' organization of the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University. It organizes social events, trips, maintains the RoboLounge, and is also involved in the strategic long-term planning of the RI.
This is what we put at the bottom of our emails:
+-+-+-+-+-+This event is brought to you in part by RoboOrg.+-+-+-+-+-+ Q: Who are you? What's RoboOrg? A: RoboOrg is the Robotics Institute's graduate student organization. Q: So are you behind all these "let's do stuff!" emails? A: Yes. We organize periodic social activities such as Post-Seminar Receptions, open house and IC events, RI Rafting, etc. We also come up with random stuff like potlucks and games nights. Q: That's it? A: No, we are much more than a social committee. We are also your representatives to GSA and the program committee and try to address many of the issues facing robotics students. Q: Wait, who put you in charge? A: Most RoboOrg representatives are elected by RI grads each winter and serve one calendar year. Talk to a current rep if you'd like to steal somebody's job. Q: I have an idea. Want to hear it? A: YES! email us at email@example.com for activity ideas, suggestions, concerns, etc. Q: Where can I get the skinny on RoboOrg? A: Visit: http://www.ri.cmu.edu/roboorg for information about us, activities, how-to's etc.
Robo - A Robotics Graduate Student.
RoboBanker - The treasurer of RoboOrg.
RoboBowl - An annual RoboGrad event at which many amusing monochrome visual images of black balls and white pins are encoded.
Robocentric - From the perspective (either navigational or cognitive) of the robot.
RoboCzar - The head of RoboOrg.
RoboGrad - (syn. Robo) A robotics Ph.D. student. See Robot Doctor.
RoboLounge - The RI Lounge, where RoboPong and RoboFooz are played.
RoboOrg - The official robotics students' organization.
RoboPizza - The fare offered by the RoboCzar (the head of RoboOrg) at our pizza lunches, during which we discuss RoboBusiness.
RoboQuals - The classroom part of what RoboGrads do to become Robot Doctors.
RoboRaft - An annual RoboGrad event at which many amusing visual images of wet things are encoded.
RoboRobics - Exercises done to prepare the mind and body for early morning lectures.
RoboSanta - Mystery gift-giver at the Christmas/Holiday Party.
RoboSaurus - 1) This dictionary of RoboTerms. 2) A RoboGrad who has been in the program for a very long time.
RoboSki - A RoboGrad outdoors event at which many newcomers to the slopes of Pennsylvania become intrigued with the dynamics and control issues in sliding motions under gravitational fields.
Robot Doctor - A graduate of the robotics Ph.D. program.
RoboOrg consists of a number of elected officials, and a helpful supporting group or RoboGrads. The list of elected officials includes:
- RoboCzar - Wields absolute power, delegator extraordinaire.
- RoboBanker - Controller of RoboOrg purse-strings. Worship on sight.
- SocialCzar - Scheduler of social events. Leads RoboGrads along by playing the tune of refreshments, merriment and general mirth.
- MetaCzar - Manager of the Meta Seminars. Fount of knowledge.
- RoboComms - Maintainer of RoboOrg electronic communication
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- RoboWhips - The point of contact for each class. Think the US Congress, not horse racing.