RoboGames returns to San Francisco; June 16-18 at Fort Mason!

The Robots are Back! Join us for the largest robot competition in America!

Walking androids, soccer robots, art bots, and the best flame- throwing, high-energy, steel-crunching robots in the world come to SF for the annual robot olympics! This year robots from 20 countries return to show off the worlds' best technology and innovation. Combat robots fight behind bullet proof glass, while humanoid soccer bots delight kids and adults.

Whether you're a techno geek or a sports fan, RoboGames is the best event in San Francisco, getting on two of the world's best Top Ten lists:

Wired magazine called RoboGames one of "The Best Ten North American Geek Fests." and ESPN put last year's event in Sportscenter's Top Ten CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, ESPN, The New York Times, Wired, USA Today, and many more news agencies have covered RoboGames. Check out how we've been described around the world! Started in 2004 as ROBOlympics, the third annual RoboGames brings robot builders from 20 countries to California to compete in over 50 events. Combat Robots (made famous by years of television), are a cornerstone of the international competition - but are joined by walking androids, human exo-skeletons, soccer bots, and much more. Fire-breathing, 340 pound behemoths as big as motorcycles crash into each other and the bullet-proof glass walls separating them from the audience.

200 teams with 400 robots and 500 human engineers will be flying in from Singapore, Brazil, Japan, Britain, Switzerland, Russia, Columbia

- among many other countries. The humanoid soccer is going to be really stellar. When most people think of robots, they think of boxes on wheels. But these metal guys can really run!

Robot hockey is the newest event - combining the thrills of combat, but in a non-violent team environment. Hockey bots play three against three, using street hockey pucks and 15 pound robots. Teams from Canada, Russia, Brazil, and the US will face-off in the first ever competition - played with wheels instead of skates.

The Servo magazine-sponsored Tetsujin event has also been added to RoboGames. Robots are no longer the sole competitors at RoboGames. Tetsujin is Japanese for "Iron Man" and involves humans wearing metallic exo-skeletons which radically increases human strength and potential. Think of the forklift suit from Alien, only live and in person!

The event will also include interactive displays from NASA, Lego Mindstorms, and many other robotics companies and groups. Families can watch the action in the stands as well as join in the fun.

Tickets are on sale now. Buy yours today before they're all gone! Event Details Date: Fri-Sun, Jun 16-18, 2005 Time: Noon - 10pm Where: Ft. Mason, Festival Pavilion Map & directions Cost: $20, $15/kids 7-17 - Buy tickets now!

RoboGames in the News

Games Across America CBS Evening Magazine

Monster Nation

NBC News O'Reilly - "Robotics Community Descends on San Francisco" Servo - "The West Coast's Largest Robotic Convention"

EE Times - "RoboGames"

Wired - "Robots Are Ready to Rumble "

Sponsorship Opportunities for the Upcoming Show Thousands of people were at RoboGames last spring, and press coverage has gone to millions all over the world. By becoming an event sponsor, you can help us put on a better competition next time and help yourself with tremendous publicity! Become an event sponsor!

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