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Contest / ScholarshipRobot Competitions FAQ - Updated Constantly
Type:Engineering
Description:ROBOT CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FAQ Updated: Sep 1, 2008

Number of events currently listed: 116
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THIS LISTING IS PUBLISHED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMS
: * Posted monthly in comp.robotics.misc, comp.answers, news.answers
* Available in HTML format at http://robots.net/rcfaq.html
* Available in ASCII format at http://www.faqs.org/faqs/robotics-faq/
* Available in condensed form in Servo Magazine

This listing contains brief summaries of known robot competitions around the
world, answering the frequently asked questions; Where and when can I find a
robot competition? Submission of new contest information is encouraged. All
information received will be made available to the public through monthly
postings of this listing to newsgroups and the web.

See website for clickable links.


Sep 6, 2008 ROBO-ONE Helper Robot Project
Sep 13, 2008 Baltic Robot Sumo
Sep 17, 2008 Powered by Sun
Sep 18-19, 2008 Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
Sep 20, 2008 Robotour
Sep 20-21, 2008 RoboCup Junior Australia
Sep 27, 2008 Elevator:2010 Climber Competition
Sep 29, 2008 Microtransat Challenge

Oct 2-4, 2008 MindSpark
Oct 11-12, 2008 The Franklin Cup
Oct 18-19, 2008 Chibotica
Oct 21-24, 2008 Russian Olympiad of Robots
Oct 24-26, 2008 Critter Crunch
Oct 25, 2008 Northern California Robot Games
Oct, 2008 ROBOMO Maze Solving Competition
Oct, 2008 Robot-Liga

Nov 1, 2008 Bloomington VEX Tournament
Nov 21-23, 2008 All Japan MicroMouse Contest
Nov 22-23, 2008 Canadian National Robot Games
Nov 22, 2008 Roaming Robots Grand Final
Nov 22, 2008 DPRG RoboRama
Nov 24, 2008 Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
Nov 29, 2008 FIRST LEGO League of South Africa Championship
Nov, 2008 ARADBOT
Nov, 2008 South's BEST competition
Nov, 2008 Texas BEST competition

Dec 4-31, 2008 ROBOEXOTICA
Dec 5, 2008 Robotex
Dec 17-21, 2008 IROC International Robot Olympiad
Dec, 2008 PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
Dec, 2008 Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops

Jan 20-22, 2009 Singapore Robotic Games
Jan 24-26, 2009 Techfest
Jan 29, 2009 Robotix
Jan, 2009 Kurukshetra

Feb 15-19, 2009 APEC Micromouse Contest
Feb, 2009 Pragyan

Mar, 2009 AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
Mar, 2009 Boonshoft Museum Robot Rumble
Mar, 2009 CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl
Mar, 2009 Fort Collins Robot Fire Fighting Challenge
Mar, 2009 Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge
Mar, 2009 Manitoba Robot Games
Mar, 2009 METU Robotics Days
Mar, 2009 National Robotics Challenge
Mar, 2009 RobotChallenge
Mar, 2009 Roboticon
Mar, 2009 RoboWars

Apr, 2009 BattleBotsIQ
Apr, 2009 Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
Apr, 2009 CRAC Maisonneuve Sumo Competition
Apr, 2009 DTU RoboCup
Apr, 2009 FIRST Robotics Competition
Apr, 2009 iSTARS Robotics Tournament
Apr, 2009 Historical Electronics Museum Robot Festival
Apr, 2009 Istrobot
Apr, 2009 Micro-Rato
Apr, 2009 Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
Apr, 2009 Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge
Apr, 2009 RoboFest
Apr, 2009 Robofest NYC
Apr, 2009 RoboRodentia
Apr, 2009 Robotest
Apr, 2009 Robotica National Festival of Robotics
Apr, 2009 RobotRacing
Apr, 2009 Robot-SM
Apr, 2009 Trenton Computer Festival Robotics Contest
Apr, 2009 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
Apr, 2009 UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest

May, 2009 Austrobot
May 2009 AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
May, 2009 Alcabot
May, 2009 Atlanta Robot Rally
May, 2009 CybAiRBot
May, 2009 Eurobot
May, 2009 Haifa Robot Competition
May, 2009 HISPABOT
May, 2009 International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
May, 2009 ICRA Robot Challenge
May, 2009 LVBots Challenge
May, 2009 Mechwars
May, 2009 NATCAR
May, 2009 PDXBOT
May, 2009 SPURT
May, 2009 SwissEurobot
May, 2009 The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge
May, 2009 UNI Mini-Sumo Robotics Challenge
May, 2009 Western Canadian Robot Games

Jun, 2009 CIG Car Racing Competition
Jun, 2009 International Autonomous Robot Contest
Jun, 2009 ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition
Jun, 2009 KCRS Robot Exhibition and Competition
Jun, 2009 MATE ROV Competition
Jun, 2009 Milford Autonomous Robotics Competition
Jun, 2009 Museum of Robots Build-a-Robot Competition
Jun, 2009 Rat's Life
Jun, 2009 RoboGames
Jun, 2009 UK National Micromouse Competition

Jul, 2009 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
Jul, 2009 Africa Championship Robotics Competition
Jul, 2009 AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
Jul, 2009 AUVS International Underwater Robotics Competition
Jul, 2009 Botball National Tournament
Jul, 2009 European Micro Air Vehicle Competition
Jul, 2009 FIRA Robot World Cup
Jul, 2009 K'Nex K*bot World Championships
Jul, 2009 RoboBombeiro
Jul, 2009 RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
Jul, 2009 Robo-Champion
Jul, 2009 Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition
Jul, 2009 War-Bots Xtreme

Aug, 2009 DPRG Robot Talent Show
Aug, 2009 Motodrone AFO Competition
Aug, 2009 ABU Robocon
Aug, 2009 RoboCountry
Aug, 2009 Robot Fighting League National
Aug, 2009 Robots at Play

Sep 4-7, 2009 DragonCon Robot Battles
Sep, 2009 Robothon

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Explanation of fields

Each listing may include these fields
:
NAME........The name of the competition and/or sponsoring organziation.
LAST DATE...Date of the last known occurance of the competition.
NEXT DATE...Date on which the next competition will be held.
LOCATION....Location where next competition is to be held
EVENTS......A listing of the events included in the competition.
CLASSES.....Autonomous or Remote-Controlled robots.
SIZE........Notes on size or weight of robots that may enter.
AWARDS......Type or value of awards for winners.
INFO........Who to contact for rules, entry forms, or additional information.
OTHER.......Misc. additional information.

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AAAI Mobile Robot Competition

NAME: AAAI Mobile Robot Competition (12th annual)
LAST DATE: Jul 13-17, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Chicago, IL
EVENTS: Semantic Robot Vision Challenge
Human-Robot Interaction Challenge
Integration Challenge
Robot Exhibition
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/conferences.php

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Africa Championship Robotics Competition

NAME: Africa Championship Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Jul 7-11, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA
EVENTS: See rules
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.nydt.org/home.asp?pid=963

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Alcabot

NAME: Alcabot
LAST DATE: May 5-9, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: University of Alcala, Madrid, SPAIN
EVENTS: See website
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.depeca.uah.es/alcabot/

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All Japan MicroMouse Contest

NAME: All Japan MicroMouse Contest (23rd)
LAST DATE: Nov 16-18, 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov 21-23, 2008
LOCATION: Tsukuba, JAPAN
EVENTS: Micromouse
Micromouse Expert
Micro Clipper
Robotrace
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 25cm x 25cm
AWARDS: Certificates
INFO: http://www.robomedia.org/directory/jp/game/mm_japan.html

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AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest

NAME: AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
LAST DATE: Mar 7-8, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
EVENTS: Different event each year.
CLASSES: Autonomous or Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Cash prizes
INFO: http://dc.cen.uiuc.edu/

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APEC Micromouse Contest

NAME: APEC Micromouse Contest
LAST DATE: Feb 24-28, 2008
NEXT DATE: Feb 15-19, 2009
LOCATION: Washington, DC
EVENTS: Micromouse maze running
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 25cm x 25cm
AWARDS: Cash prizes and trophies
INFO: http://www.apec-conf.org/

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ARADBOT

NAME: ARADBOT
LAST DATE: Dec 30, 2007
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2008
LOCATION: Santiago, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EVENTS: Mini Sumo
Line Following
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 10cm x 10cm (sumo), 20cmx30cm (line following)
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.aiolosrd.com/

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Atlanta Robot Rally

NAME: Atlanta Robot Rally
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Souther Polytechnic, Marietta, GA
EVENTS: Open Contest - contestant chooses his own goal for robot
Vacuum Contest - autonomous household vacumming contest
Mini-Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: No limits
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.botlanta.org/Rally/

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Austrobot

NAME: Austrobot
LAST DATE: May 10, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Wels, Austria
EVENTS: Regional for Eurobot
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 120cm
AWARDS: Cup and certificates
INFO: http://www.austrobot.info/

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AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition

NAME: AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Fort Benning, GA
EVENTS: Fully autonomous air vehicles and sub-vehicles perform tasks
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: No size limit, weight must be under 90kg/198lbs (including fuel)
AWARDS: Large cash prize which increases by $10,000 per year until won
INFO: http://avdil.gtri.gatech.edu/AUVS/IARCLaunchPoint.html
OTHER: Open to college students only.

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AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition

NAME: AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: May 30 - Jun 2, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Oakland University, Rochester, MI
EVENTS: Autonomous ground vehicle navigates outdoor obstacle course within
prescribed time while staying within 5mph speed limit.
CLASSES: Autonomous (emergency RC control & manual stop required)
SIZE: Length between 3 and 9 feet. Width < 5'. Height < 6'
(excluding antenna). Propulsion must be by direct ground contact
and powered by combustible fuel or electricity. Payload is a 20
pound block approximately like an 18"x8"x8" cinder block.
AWARDS: $20,000 of prize money. See rules for award levels
INFO: http://www.igvc.org/
OTHER: Open to college students only.

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AUVS International Underwater Robotics Competition

NAME: AUVS International Underwater Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Space and Naval Warefare System Center, San Diego, CA
EVENTS: Autonomous underwather vehicles must complete an underwater
course with various requirements.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Not greater than 6 feet long x 3 feet wide x 2 feet deep. Not
greater than 100kg mass.
AWARDS: cash prizes. See rules for award levels
INFO: http://www.auvsi.org/competitions/water.cfm
OTHER: This contest is open to college students only. Robotics clubs
and organizations are excluded from participating unless at
least 75% of their team are students. Note that in addition to
the usual definition of autonomous, no outside hardware of any
kind may be used (e.g. GPS satellites, a tethered computer, etc.)

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Baltic Robot Sumo

NAME: Baltic Robot Sumo
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Sep 13, 2008
LOCATION: Rigi, LATVIA
EVENTS: 3 kg Sumo, Mini Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Cup as a traveling award and other prizes
INFO: http://www.balticrobotsumo.org/

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BattleBotsIQ

NAME: BattleBotsIQ
LAST DATE: Apr 30 - May 4, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Miami Beach, FL
EVENTS: Student-built "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.battlebotsiq.com/

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Bloomington VEX Tournament

NAME: Bloomington VEX Tournament
LAST DATE: Nov 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov 1, 2008
LOCATION: Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
EVENTS: Top-It-Off-2
Pythagorean-2
VEX Tractor Pull
CAD Design Contest
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://robotics.bloomington.googlepages.com/

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Boonshoft Museum Robot Rumble

NAME: Boonshoft Museum Robot Rumble
LAST DATE: Mar 30, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Boonshoft Museum, Dayton, OH
EVENTS: LEGO Robot building and competition
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/

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Botball National Tournament

NAME: Botball National Tournament
LAST DATE: Jul 8-11, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Norman, OK
EVENTS: Robot move black and white balls on game board
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Robot of appropriate size is provided in kit form
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.botball.org/

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Museum of Robots Build-a-Robot Competition

NAME: Museum of Robots Build-a-Robot Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 19, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Second Life
EVENTS: Classic Robot Avatars
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.museumofrobots.com/

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Canadian National Robot Games

NAME: Canadian National Robot Games
LAST DATE: Nov 10-11, 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov 22-23, 2008
LOCATION: Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
EVENTS: Mini-sumo (novice, advanced, master)
Full-size sumo (autonomous and RC)
Fire-fighting
Line following
Walker Race
Photovore
Search and Rescue
Art and Innovation
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robotgames.ca/

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Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races

NAME: Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races (10th annual)
LAST DATE: Apr 18, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Wean Hall, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
EVENTS: Mobot Slalom
MoboJoust
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Cash prizes of $1,000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd, $250 for 3rd
INFO: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mobot/

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Chibotica

NAME: Chibotica
LAST DATE: Oct 21, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct 18-19, 2008
LOCATION: iHobby Expo, Rosemont, IL
EVENTS: Line following
Maze solving
Mini-sumo challenge
Robo-One
Talent show
Combat
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Will be announced at competition
INFO: http://www.chibots.org/

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CIG Car Racing Competition

NAME: CIG Car Racing Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 1-6, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
EVENTS: Race Cars controlled by artificially evolved neural nets
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.wcci2008.org/

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CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl

NAME: CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl
LAST DATE: Mar 29, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
EVENTS: RC Combat
Autonomous Sumo
Line Following
Line Maze
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Sponsored prizes and certificates
INFO: http://circ.mtco.com/

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CRAC Maisonneuve Sumo Competition

NAME: CRAC Maisonneuve Sumo Competition
LAST DATE: Apr, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: College Maisonneuve, Montreal, CANADA
EVENTS: Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 3kg and 500g
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://crac.cmaisonneuve.qc.ca/

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Critter Crunch

NAME: Critter Crunch
LAST DATE: Oct 26-28, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct 24-26, 2008
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO
EVENTS: Robot combat - 2lbs and 20lbs event catagories
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: Starting size of 12"x12"x12". Expansion during event okay.
Weight limit of 20lbs. Power source must meet OSHA requirements
for indoor use.
AWARDS: Handmade art objects created by local artist. Awards for 1st, 2nd
3rd place as well as "amusing and arbitrary accomplishments".
INFO: http://www.milehicon.org/critrule.htm
History: http://www.owlhouse.org/laboratory/critter.html
OTHER: This contest was created by the Denver Area Mad Scientists. This
group still governs the contests. This is the original robot
battle competition and predates Robot Wars and Battle Bots by
more than 10 years.

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CybAiRBot

NAME: CybAiRBot
LAST DATE: May 10, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Poznan, Poland
EVENTS: Sumo (Japanese rules)
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
INFO: http://www.sumo.put.poznan.pl/

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DragonCon Robot Battles

NAME: DragonCon Robot Battles
LAST DATE: Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2008
NEXT DATE: Sep 4-7, 2009
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
EVENTS: 12 pound max weight single combat
60 pound max weight single combat
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: Weight limits only.
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.dragoncon.org/
OTHER: The event is held as part of a Science Fiction convention
called DragonCon.

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DPRG RoboRama

NAME: DPRG RoboRama
LAST DATE: May 10, 2008
NEXT DATE: Nov 22, 2008
LOCATION: Dallas, TX
EVENTS: Cone-Test - indoor robots navigate a course made of orange cones
Out and Back - outdoor robots go 100 feet out and back
Borenstein Square - outdoor contest based on UMBMark test
Obstacles - Same Out and Back but with obstacles
Long Haul - outdoor robots traverse 500 to 1000 foot course
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Prizes and certificates awarded for each event
INFO: http://www.dprg.org/competitions/

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DPRG Robot Talent Show

NAME: DPRG Robot Talent Show
LAST DATE: Apr 14, 2007
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2009
LOCATION: The Science Place, Dallas, TX
EVENTS: Autonomous robots demonstrate their talents
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: No limits
AWARDS: Prizes and certificates awarded
INFO: http://www.dprg.org/competitions/

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DTU RoboCup

NAME: DTU RoboCup
LAST DATE: Apr 8-10, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr 2009
LOCATION: Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, DENMARK
EVENTS: Varied course including line and wall following
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Max 50cm high, 45cm wide
AWARDS: Cash prizes
INFO: http://www.robocup.dtu.dk/

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Eurobot

NAME: Eurobot
LAST DATE: May 21-25, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Heidelberg, GERMANY
EVENTS: Each year the event is different, see rules
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.eurobot.org/

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Elevator:2010 Climber Competition

NAME: Elevator:2010 Climber Competition
LAST DATE: Oct 19-21, 2007
NEXT DATE: Sep 27, 2008
LOCATION: TBD
EVENTS: Autonomous climber must ascend a scale model of a space
elevator using a beam power source.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 50kg max
AWARDS: Cash prizes
INFO: http://www.elevator2010.org/

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FIRA Robot World Cup

NAME: FIRA Robot World Cup
LAST DATE: Jul 22-25, 2008
NEXT DATE Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Shinan Software Park, Qingdao, CHINA
EVENTS: HuroSot - Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
S-HuroSot - Single Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
RoboSot - Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
S-RoboSot - Single Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
MiroSot - Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
S-MiroSot - Single Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
NaroSot - Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
S-NaroSot - Single Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament
KheperaSot - Khepera World Cup Soccer Tournament
S-KheperaSot - Single Khepera World Cup Soccer Tournament
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules for each event
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.fira.net/

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FIRST LEGO League of South Africa Championship

NAME: FIRST LEGO League of South Africa Championship
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Nov 29, 2008
LOCATION: Sci Bono Science Center, Johannesburg, South Africa
EVENTS: FIRST LEGO League
CLASSES: see rules
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.fllsa.org.za/

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FIRST Robotics Competition

NAME: FIRST Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Apr 17-19, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr 2009
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA
EVENTS: Given a standard kit of parts, a set of rules, and a design
workshop, corporate-sponsered teams of high school students
assisted by professional engineers design and build robots.
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: Variable - defined in FIRST rules for each competition.
AWARDS: Scholorships and other prizes.
INFO: http://www.usfirst.org/
http://www.innovationfirst.com/firstrobotics/
OTHER: This competition is geared primarily towards teams of high school
students with either coporate or university "sponsers" who work
together to design and build the robots.

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Fort Collins Robot Fire Fighting Challenge

NAME: Fort Collins Robot Fire Fighting Challenge
LAST DATE: Mar 8, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Discovery Science Center, Fort Collins, CO
EVENTS: Regional for Trinity College Fire Fighting contest
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.strout.net/fcrffc/

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The Franklin Cup

NAME: The Franklin Cup
LAST DATE: Oct 20, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct 11-12, 2008
LOCATION: Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA
EVENTS: "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.nerc.us/

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Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge

NAME: Grant Imahara VEXplorer Robot Challenge
LAST DATE: Mar 24, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: YouTube and Robot Magazine
EVENTS: Students submit designs for unique robots using only parts from
VEXplorer kit. 25 finalists get a free kit to build their design
and must submit a YouTube video for judging by Grant Imahara.
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Scholarships and gift certificates
INFO: http://www.botmag.com/articles/contest.shtml

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Haifa Robot Competition

NAME: Haifa Robot Competition
LAST DATE: May, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Haifa, ISRAEL
EVENTS: University League
High School League
Amateurs League
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://math.haifa.ac.il/robotics/competition/

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Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge

NAME: Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
LAST DATE: Nov 23-24, 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov 24, 2008
LOCATION: Kahanamoku Pool, UoH at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
EVENTS: Timed, multitasking, tethered mission
CLASSES: Remote-control
SIZE: see MATE ROV competition rules
AWARDS: N/A
INFO: http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/
OTHER: Regional for the MATE ROV competition

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HISPABOT

NAME: HISPABOT
LAST DATE: May 5-9, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: University of Alcala, Madrid, SPAIN
EVENTS: Maze
Sumo
Alcafutbol (soccer)
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Cash prizes up to 600 euros
INFO: http://www.depeca.uah.es/alcabot/hispabot/

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Historical Electronics Museum Robot Festival

NAME: Historical Electronics Museum Robot Festival
LAST DATE: Apr 26, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Historical Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD
EVENTS: Fire-fighting
FIRST
Sumo
Robot combat
CLASSES: Remote-Control and autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotfest.com/

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ICRA Robot Challenge

NAME: ICRA Robot Challenge
LAST DATE: May 19-23, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Pasadena, CA
EVENTS: Autonomous planetary surface exploration
Teleoperated robot emergency mission
Human-Robot Interaction
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://icra.wustl.edu/

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International Autonomous Robot Contest

NAME: International Autonomous Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Jun 21-22, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
EVENTS: Technical Presentation
Urban Challenge
Gold Rush Challenge
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.iaroc.org/

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International Micro Air Vehicle Competition

NAME: International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
LAST DATE: May, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
EVENTS: MAV Surveillance (smallest to complete course wins)
MAV Endurance
Ornithopter Competition
Design Competition
CLASSES: Autonomous and Radio Control. See rules.
SIZE: No limit but winner is judged on how small it is.
AWARDS: Trophies
INFO: http://www.et.byu.edu/groups/wwwmav/Tenth_MAV_Site/
OTHER: Contests must agree to sell their entries to the contest organizer
for $1,500 each.

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ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition

NAME: ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 5-8, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Beavercreek, OH
EVENTS: Autonomous lawn mowing
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.automow.com/

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IROC International Robot Olympiad

NAME: IROC International Robot Olympiad
LAST DATE: Nov 27-30, 2007
NEXT DATE: Dec 17-21, 2008
LOCATION: Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
EVENTS: see rules
CLASSES: see rules
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.iroc.org/
http://www.iiu.edu.my/ICOM/2008/

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iSTARS Robotics Tournament

NAME: iSTARS Robotics Tournament
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: N/A
LOCATION: Toronot, CANADA
EVENTS: Student built robots compete to achieve a goal
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: 60kg, 1.5m tall
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.istars-robotics.com/
OTHER: 2008 event cancelled

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Istrobot

NAME: Istrobot
LAST DATE: Apr 19, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Slovak University of Technology, Bratislave, Slovakia, EU
EVENTS: Line following
IEEE Micromouse
Mini Sumo
Free Style
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robotics.sk/

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KCRS Robot Exhibition and Competition

NAME: KCRS Robot Exhibition and Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 21, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Above the Harvey House Cafe, Kansas City, MO
EVENTS: Line following
Sumo and Mini Sumo
Dinnerware Demolition Derby
Indoor Solar Rollers
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.kansascityrobotics.org/

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Korea Intelligent Robot Contest

NAME: Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Oct 26-28, 2007
NEXT DATE: Sep 18-19, 2008
LOCATION: POSTECH Gymnasium, Pohang City, Korea
EVENTS: Intelligent robots
Cleaning robots
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://irc.piro.re.kr/

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K'NEX K*bot World Championships

NAME: K'NEX K*bot World Championships
LAST DATE: Jul 14-18, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS: Two-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous)
Four-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous)
Cyber K*bot Division (RC)
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.livingjungle.com/

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Kurukshetra

NAME: Kurukshetra
LAST DATE: Jan 22-25, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jan, 2009
LOCATION: Guindy, Chennai, INDIA
EVENTS: Designer's Quest
Solenopsis
Freightocog
Catch me if you can
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: over 1.6 lakhs
INFO: http://www.kurukshetra.org.in

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LVBots Challenge

NAME: LVBots Challenge
LAST DATE: May, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS: Line following
Line maze solving
Mini Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Prizes and trophies
INFO: http://www.lvbots.org/

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ABU Robocon

NAME: ABU Robocon
LAST DATE: Aug 31, 2008
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2009
LOCATION: Pune, INDIA
EVENTS: See rules
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.official-robocon.com/

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Manitoba Robot Games

NAME: Manitoba Robot Games (9th Annual)
LAST DATE: Mar 15-16, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Tec Voc High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
EVENTS: Mini-Sumo - Japanese style
Sumo - Western style
Mini-Tractor Pull - robot pulls weighted sled in minimal time
Super Scramble - Walk, wheel or track, first over mixed terrain
Line Follower - 4 layouts, flat and inclined
Robo-Critters - contest for kids with supplied robot-kit
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Prizes awarded in each event
INFO: http://www.scmb.mb.ca/

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MATE ROV Competition

NAME: MATE ROV Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 26-28, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA
EVENTS: Varies each year, see website
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: 84cm x 61cm x 61cm
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/
OTHER: Open to High School and College Students only

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Mechwars

NAME: Mechwars
LAST DATE: May, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Eagan, MN
EVENTS: "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: 60lb, 120lb, 375lb
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.tcmechwars.com/

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METU Robotics Days

NAME: METU Robotics Days
LAST DATE: Mar 21-23, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: METU Culture & Convention Center, TURKEY
EVENTS: see rules
CLASSES: see rules
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.roboticsdays.org

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Micro-Rato

NAME: Micro-Rato
LAST DATE: Apr 2, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: University of Aveiro, Aveiro, PORTUGAL
EVENTS: Micro-Rat competition (similar to micro-mouse but larger)
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://microrato.ua.pt/

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Microtransat Challenge

NAME: Microtransat Challenge
LAST DATE: Sep 2-6, 2007
NEXT DATE: Sep 29, 2008
LOCATION: Viana do Castelo, PORTUGAL
EVENTS: Robot boats race
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.microtransat.org/

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Milford Autonomous Robotics Competition

NAME: Milford Autonomous Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Jun, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Milford, OH
EVENTS: Mini Sumo
Standard Sumo (60" ring)
Robot Rescue/Object Retrieval
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robocap.org/

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MindSpark

NAME: MindSpark
LAST DATE: Oct 5-7, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct 2-4, 2008
LOCATION: College of Engineering, Pune, INDIA
EVENTS: Micromouse, Dogfight, and Photoroller
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robotics.mind-spark.org/

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Motodrone AFO Competition

NAME: Motodrone AFO Competition
LAST DATE: Aug 23-24, 2008
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2009
LOCATION: Finowfurt, GERMAN
EVENTS: Autonomous Flying Objects
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.motodrone.de/

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NATCAR

NAME: NATCAR
LAST DATE: May 23, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA
EVENTS: Autonomous robot car race
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 14 inch max wheelbase, 3 feet max length
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/natcar/
OTHER: A high-speed variation on line-following in which the line is a
wire taped to a black floor with white tape. The wire produces
a 75KHz magnetic field, so either optical or magnetic sensors may
be used.

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National Robotics Challenge

NAME: National Robotics Challenge
LAST DATE: Mar 7-8, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Marion, OH
EVENTS: See rules
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.nationalroboticschallenge.org/

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Northern California Robot Games

NAME: Northern California Robot Games
LAST DATE: Oct 12-13, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct 25, 2008
LOCATION: Archibishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA
EVENTS: FIRST
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.wrrf.org/

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PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition

NAME: PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Dec 1, 2007
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2008
LOCATION: Shiloh Community Center, Phoenix, AZ
EVENTS: Mini-Sumo
Maze runners
Line following
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Mini-sumo: 100mm x 100mm x .5kg
Maze: 8 1/2" x 11" footprint
AWARDS: Trophies &"really neat" coffee cups
INFO: http://www.parex.org/autoevent1.shtml

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PDXBOT

NAME: PDXBOT
LAST DATE: May 17, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel, Portland, OR
EVENTS: SRS Line Maze
Line Following
Robot Walker Race
Nano-Sumo
Mini-Sumo
Micro-Sumo
Robo-Magellan
Robot Talent Show
Dorkbots Art Robot Competition
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.pdxbot.org/

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Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest

NAME: Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Apr 5, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS: Robot navigates maze and puts out fire.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/
OTHER: This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College
Fire-Fighting contest.

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Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge

NAME: Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge
LAST DATE: Mar, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS: Outdoor autonomous mobile robot navigation
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/outdoor/contest05.htm

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Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops

NAME: Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
LAST DATE: Dec 8, 2007
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2008
LOCATION: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS: Robots must pick up and shoot or dunk foam balls
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/robo-hoops/

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Powered by Sun

NAME: Powered by Sun
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Sep 17, 2008
LOCATION: Ostrava, CZECH REPUBLIC
EVENTS: Race of solar powered robots
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://napajenisluncem.vsb.cz/

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Pragyan

NAME: Pragyan
LAST DATE: Feb 28 - Mar 2, 2008
NEXT DATE: Feb, 2009
LOCATION: National Institute of Technology, Trichy, INDIA
EVENTS: Micromouse, Sym-Bot
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.pragyan.org/

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Rat's Life

NAME: Rat's Life
LAST DATE: Jun 30, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: On-line
EVENTS: E-Puck robot programming contest
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Robot software and hardware
INFO: http://www.ratslife.org/

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Roaming Robots Grand Final

NAME: Roaming Robots Grand Final
LAST DATE: Nov 24, 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov 22, 2008
LOCATION: Kent, UK
EVENTS: "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES: Remote-control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.roamingrobots.co.uk/events_calendar.htm

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ROBO-ONE Helper Robot Project

NAME: ROBO-ONE Helper Robot Project
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Sep 6, 2008
LOCATION: Azalea Shopping Mall, Kawasaki City, JAPAN
EVENTS: Teleoperated robots perform household tasks
CLASSES: Remote-control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://getrobo.typepad.com/getrobo/2008/05/new-helper-robo.html
http://www.robo-one.com/robo_help/robo_help.html

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Robo-Champion

NAME: Robo-Champion
LAST DATE: Jul 12, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Science Centre, SINGAPORE
EVENTS: Autonomous Lego robots compete on a Plegofield course
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.schoolofrobotics.com/

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RoboBombeiro

NAME: RoboBombeiro
LAST DATE: Jul 26, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Polytechnic Institute of Guarda, Guarda, Portugal
EVENTS: Fire fighting robot contest
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://robobombeiro.ipg.pt/

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RoboCountry

NAME: RoboCountry
LAST DATE: Aug 9, 2008
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2009
LOCATION: Takamtsu City, Kagawa, Japan
EVENTS: Humanoid Robot Combat
CLASSES: Remote-control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robocountry4.com/

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RoboCup Junior Australia

NAME: RoboCup Junior Australia
LAST DATE: Sep, 2007
NEXT DATE: Sep 20-21, 2008
LOCATION: Scitech Musuem, Perth, AUSTRALIA
EVENTS: Dance, Rescue, Soccer
CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/

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RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup

NAME: RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
LAST DATE: Jul, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Suzhou, CHINA
EVENTS: Soccer Simulation - Teams demo and test their robots
Small-size Robot Soccer - F180 robots play soccer
Mid-size Robot Soccer - Larger robots play soccer
Sony Legged Robot Soccer - Legged robots play soccer
RoboCup Junior - small robots play soccer
Humanoid Soccer - humanoid robots play soccer
Rescue Robots - NIST Standard Rescue Robot Test Field
RoboCup@Home - real world robot event
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Small/F180 robots are 180 sq cm or less (e.g. 10cm x 18cm)
Mid-Size roboat are 50cm x 50cm x 80cm
Junior robots are under 220 sq cm and 22cm in diameter
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robocup.org/

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ROBOEXOTICA

NAME: ROBOEXOTICA
LAST DATE: Nov 24, 2007
NEXT DATE: Dec 4-31, 2008
LOCATION: Museumsquartier, Vienna, AUSTRIA
EVENTS: Serving cocktails
Mixing cocktails
Bartending conversation
Lighting cigarettes/cigars
Other achievements in electronic cocktail culture
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.roboexotica.org/en/acra.htm

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RoboFest

NAME: RoboFest
LAST DATE: Apr 26, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
EVENTS: Game Competition - 2 autonomous robots work together
Robot Exhibition
RoboSumo
RoboFashion Show
Mini Urban Robot Challenge
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://robofest.net/

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Robofest

NAME: Robofest NYC
LAST DATE: Apr 12, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr 2009
LOCATION: SONY Wonder Technology Lab, New York City, NY
EVENTS: See rules
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.visionedinc.org/robofest/

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RoboGames

NAME: RoboGames
LAST DATE: Jun 13-15, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Ft. Mason's Festival Pavillion, San Francisco, CA
EVENTS: FIRA, BEAM, Mindstorms, and Combat
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robogames.net/

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ROBOMO Maze Solving Competition

NAME: ROBOMO Maze Solving Competition
LAST DATE: Apr 28, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct, 2008
LOCATION: Winfield VFW, St. Louis MO
EVENTS: Maze solving
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robomo.com/

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RoboRodentia

NAME: RoboRodentia
LAST DATE: Apr 19, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Mott Gymnasium, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, CA
EVENTS: Autonomous micromouse-like robot must navigate maze, pick up balls,
and place balls in a "nest".
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: No limit (must navigate 12" wide paths in 8'x4' arena)
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://tiedye-srv.csc.calpoly.edu/~jseng/robotics.html

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Robot-Liga

NAME: Robot-Liga
LAST DATE: Oct, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct, 2008
LOCATION: Kaiserlauter, GERMANY
EVENTS: Robot Collect
Robot Volley
Line Search
Mini-Sumo
Just Walk
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotliga.de/

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RobotChallenge

NAME: RobotChallenge
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: AUSTRIA
EVENTS: Parallel Slalom
Slalom Enhanced
Standard Sumo
Mini Sumo
Micro Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotchallenge.at/

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Robotest

NAME: Robotest
LAST DATE: Apr 12, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Frankfurt, GERMANY
EVENTS: Line following
Puck collect
Robot Volley
Fire Fighting
Just Walk
Mini Sumo
Free Style
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotest.de/

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Robothon

NAME: Robothon
LAST DATE: Sep 21-23, 2007
NEXT DATE: Sep, 2009
LOCATION: Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
EVENTS: Robo-Magellan
MicroMouse
Line Following (2 categories)
Line Maze
Walking Robot Race
Mini Sumo
3kg Sumo (autonomous and RC)
CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.robothon.org/

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Robotica National Festival of Robotics

NAME: Robotica National Festival of Robotics
LAST DATE: Apr 2-6, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: PORTUGAL
EVENTS: N/A
CLASSES: N/A
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://robotica.ua.pt/robotica2008/

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Roboticon

NAME: Roboticon
LAST DATE: Mar, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: University of Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS: Robotic Soccer for Lego robots
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.collegeroyal.uoguelph.ca/

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Robotour

NAME: Robotour
LAST DATE: Sep 22, 2007
NEXT DATE: Sep 20, 2008
LOCATION: Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
EVENTS: Autonomous navigation in a park
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotika.cz/

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RobotRacing

NAME: RobotRacing
LAST DATE: Apr 26, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: University of Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS: Autonomous car racing
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotracing.org/

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Robot-SM

NAME: Robot-SM
LAST DATE: Apr 19, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: Goteborg, SWEDEN
EVENTS: Sumo, Mini-Sumo, Robot Pentathlon
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotsm.se/

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Robot Fighting League National

NAME: Robot Fighting League National
LAST DATE: Aug, 2008
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2009
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN
EVENTS: "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.botleague.com/

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Robotex

NAME: Robotex
LAST DATE: Nov, 2007
NEXT DATE: Dec 5, 2008
LOCATION: Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, ESTONIA
EVENTS: see rules
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Cash and non-cash prizes
INFO: http://www.robotex.ee/

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Robotix

NAME: Robotix
LAST DATE: Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2009
LOCATION: IIT Khargpur, West Bengal, INDIA
EVENTS: Fastrack.manual
Fastrack.auto
Softandroid
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Cash prizes and certificates
INFO: http://www.robotix.in/

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Robots at Play

NAME: Robots at Play
LAST DATE: Aug, 2008
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2009
LOCATION: City Square, Odense, DENMARK
EVENTS: Robots compete to demonstrate playfulness and interactivity
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robotsatplay.dk/

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RoboWars

NAME: RoboWars
LAST DATE: Mar, 2008
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2009
LOCATION: Montreal, CANADA
EVENTS: Sumo
Solaroller
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.robowars.ca/

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Russian Olympiad of Robots

NAME: Russian Olympiad of Robots
LAST DATE: Oct 17-20, 2007
NEXT DATE: Oct 21-24, 2008
LOCATION: Moscow, Russian
EVENTS: Sumo
Line Following
Kegelring
Free Class
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://intronics.bogorodsk.ru/

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Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition

NAME: Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE: Jul, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Great World City, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS: Micromouse maze running
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 25cm x 25cm
AWARDS: Trophies
INFO: http://www.np.edu.sg/alpha/micromouse/mice_main.htm

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Singapore Robotic Games

NAME: Singapore Robotic Games
LAST DATE: Jan 8-10, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jan 20-22, 2009
LOCATION: Singapore Science Center, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS: Micromouse
Autonomous Sumo
RC Sumo
Robot Soccer
Intelligent Robot Competition
Wall Climbing
Pole Balancing
Underwater Robots
Legged Robot Marathon
Legged Robot Obstacle Race
Robot Colony
School Robotic Competition
CLASSES: Varies by event, see rules.
SIZE: Varies by event, see rules.
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://guppy.mpe.nus.edu.sg/srg/

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South's BEST competition

NAME: South's BEST competition
LAST DATE: Dec 7-8, 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2008
LOCATION: Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
EVENTS: Different each year, see web site for details. The listed date
is for the state-wide championship contest. A month earlier, the
various teams have regional contests and the winners go on to
compete at the state-wide competition. BEST is very similar to
the larger FIRST contest except that in the BEST event, teams of
students build robots from standardized kits with only minimal
guidance from their corporate sponsers.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.southsbest.org/
http://www.bestinc.org/

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SPURT

NAME: SPURT (School Projects Using Robot Techniques)
LAST DATE: May 16, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Rostock-Warnemunde, GERMANY
EVENTS: Race on the SPURT track
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Must fit on track and be less than 20cm broad
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://spurt.uni-rostock.de/

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Eurobot

NAME: SwissEurobot
LAST DATE: May 17-18, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Yverdon-les-Bains, La Marive, Switzerland
EVENTS: Eurobot regional
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 120cm
AWARDS: Cup and certificates
INFO: http://www.swisseurobot.ch/

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Techfest

NAME: Techfest
LAST DATE: Jan 25-27, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jan 24-26, 2009
LOCATION: Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA
EVENTS: Micromouse, Pixel, Full Throttle: Grand Prix, Blitzkrieg
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.techfest.org/

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The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge

NAME: The Tech Museum of Innovation's annual Tech Challenge
LAST DATE: May 3, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Parkside Hall, San Jose, CA
EVENTS: Water Works
CLASSES: see rules
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: US Savings bonds and other prizes. See website.
INFO: http://techchallenge.thetech.org/
OTHER: The "challenge" is different each year. Information about it
is available at special "challenge clinic" that occurs six
weeks prior to the event.

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Texas BEST competition

NAME: Texas BEST competition
LAST DATE: Nov 30 - Dec 1, 2007
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2008
LOCATION: Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
EVENTS: Different each year, see web site for details. The listed date
is for the state-wide championship contest. A month earlier, the
various teams have regional contests and the winners go on to
compete at the state-wide competition. BEST is very similar to
the larger FIRST contest except that in the BEST event, teams of
students build robots from standardized kits with only minimal
guidance from their corporate sponsers.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.texasbest.org/
http://www.bestinc.org/

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Trenton Computer Festival Robotics Contest

NAME: Trenton Computer Festival Robotics Contest
LAST DATE: Apr 26-27, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: College of New Jersey, Ewing Township, NJ
EVENTS: Sumo, Maze, Precipice avoidance, DesignAThon
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO: http://www.tcf-nj.org/web/

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Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest

NAME: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Apr 12-13, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr 2009
LOCATION: Trinity College, Hartford, CT
EVENTS: The goal of the contest is to produce a computer controlled robot
capable of navigating through a mock house, locating a fire, and
extinguishing the flames. Robot with the shortest time wins.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 31cm x 31cm x 31cm. Expansion of robot or extension of probes
is not permited at any time. No weight limit.
AWARDS: $12,000 in prizes. See rules for distribution.
INFO: http://www.trincoll.edu/events/robot/

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UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest

NAME: UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest
LAST DATE: Apr 19, 2008
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2009
LOCATION: University of California, Davis campus, CA
EVENTS: Micromouse faces an unknown path from start to finish of maze.
The maze cannot be solved by wall hugging. Mouse must map maze
and determine shortest path, using advanced algorithms.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Maximum base of 25 cm. by 25 cm. No height restriction (must
fit through door of building!).
AWARDS: Non-cash prizes for both categories.
INFO: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/umouse/

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UK National Micromouse Competition

NAME: UK National Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 28, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2009
LOCATION: Technology Innovations Center, Birmingham, UNITED KINDGOM
EVENTS: Micromouse
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Brass cheese and cash prizes
INFO: http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/

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UNI Mini-Sumo Robotics Challenge

NAME: UNI Mini-Sumo Robotics Challenge
LAST DATE: May 1, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Maucker Student Union, Univ of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
EVENTS: Mini-Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://list.dprg.org/archive/2008-March/031554.html

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European Micro Air Vehicle Competition

NAME: European Micro Air Vehicle Competition
LAST DATE: Jul 8-10, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Research Airport, Braunschweig, GERMANY
EVENTS: MAV Flight competition
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.mav08.org/

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War-Bots Xtreme

NAME: War-Bots Xtreme
LAST DATE: Jul, 2008
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2009
LOCATION: Saskatoon Saskatchewan, CANADA
EVENTS: "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO: http://www.warbotsxtreme.com/

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Western Canadian Robot Games

NAME: Western Canadian Robot Games
LAST DATE: May, 2008
NEXT DATE: May, 2009
LOCATION: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta, CANADA
EVENTS: Robot Sumo Wrestling - western standards (5kg,9"x9")
Mini Sumo
Walking Robot Triatholon (3 events for walking robots)
Robot Art and Innovation - open class
Atomic Hockey - Ping Pong Particle Physics
Well Head Blowout - similar to fire extinguiser contests
BEAM Solaroller - Solar-powered bot race
BEAM Photovore - More solar-powered bots
SolarSpeeder Competition
General exhibition, workshops and lectures
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: Varies with contest, see rules.
AWARDS: Cash prizes ranging from $50 - $500
INFO: http://www.robotgames.net/robot_games.htm

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