Minos is upon us. It is now possible to register for the 2011 Minos event which takes place on April 9th and 10th at Royal Holloway, University of London. Following the success of all the previous MINOS events, we are hosting the eleventh weekend conference on micromouse and other robotics related matters. There will be a competition session on the Sunday.

To book your place, please complete and return the registration form with payment. There will be two options: residential £70 for the two day event including overnight stay (Saturday) in College accommodation (Reid Hall of Residence, single en suite rooms, full English breakfast included) and non-residential £20 for those who don’t need overnight accommodation but will attend the day events. (Optional Friday night accommodation for an additional £50).

On-line booking now available via the Royal Holloway website

Registration includes tea/coffee breaks, but not lunches, on Saturday and Sunday. Lunch can be bought on campus. We plan to go out for a dinner on Saturday evening, all pay their own way.

Please email Peter Harrison separately with offers to speak. We have variable length slots. A broad spread of people will be attending ranging from schools and undergraduate mouse builders to seasoned campaigners. Contributions would be welcome in all relevant areas, particularly:

  • controllers
  • algorithms
  • chassis design
  • sensor design
  • motor control
  • lego

We want the event to have an informal atmosphere, so please do not be put off making a contribution by worrying about the level of presentation. What we want is people’s experience and insights. All contributions are welcome and you may have as little or as much time as you like (Well, within reason). Drop me an email at the address below with some idea of what you might like to contribute and I will put you into the schedule. We rely entirely on your contributions so don’t be shy and don’t think that you have nothing to offer – however simple or complex. Contributions need not be just about micromouse – other small robot-related subjects will also be of interest.


There will be wall-following and full maze-solving competitions run as part of the conference, so please bring your mice! Prizes will be donated by Royal Holloway in the form of bottles of wine and/or chocolate depending on the age of the competitors.

The start time on Saturday and finish time on Sunday depend on the number of contributions we get, so we will finalise that nearer the date. We hope to start at about 10:30 on Saturday and break about 13:00 on Sunday.

Please email me re programme


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