Robot Competition FAQ for January 2004

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ROBOT CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FAQ Updated: Jan 1, 2004
Number of events currently listed: 88
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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 encourage. All
information received will be made available to the public through monthly
postings of this listing to newsgroups and the web.
I'm attempting to follow up on the incomplete entries but have listed what I
know (however little that may be) at this time. If anyone can fill me in on
one of the partial listings or knows of a competition that I've left out, send
me email! If you find out-dated copies of this document on other web sites,
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Event Listing by Date
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Jan 16-18 2004 Robotix
Jan 17, 2004 MURC
Jan 24-26, 2004 CLIFFHANGER
Jan 24-26, 2004 Yantriki
Jan 24, 2004 Citrus Robotics Robot Combat
Feb 22-26, 2004 APEC Micromouse Contest
Mar 12-13, 2004 AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
Mar 13, 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge
Mar 13-14, 2004 Manitoba Robot Games
Mar 20, 2004 DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
Mar 20, 2004 Roboticon
Mar 20-21, 2004 ROBOlympics
Mar28-Apr1,2004 University of Florida Student Robotic Competition
Mar, 2004 BattleBots
Mar, 2004 Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
Apr 3, 2004 DPRG RoboRama
Apr 15-17, 2004 FIRST Robotics Competition
Apr 16-17, 2004 OTEA National Robotics Competition
Apr 16, 2004 Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
Apr 17, 2004 RoboRodentia
Apr 17, 2004 UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest
Apr 18, 2004 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
Apr 20-22, 2004 DTU RoboCup
Apr 23-24, 2004 Steel Conflict
Apr 24, 2004 RoboFest
Apr 24, 2004 The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge
Apr 24-25, 2004 Melexis Safety Trophy
Apr28-May1,2004 SAE Walking Machine Challenge
Apr 29-30, 2004 HISPABOT
Apr, 2004 ChiBots Robotics Contest
Apr, 2004 Alcabot
Apr, 2004 Micro Air Vehicle Competition
Apr, 2004 Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament
Apr, 2004 Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition
May 14, 2004 SPURT
May 15, 2004 Atlanta Robot Rally
May 15, 2004 Western Canadian Robot Games
May 18-20, 2004 Singapore Robotic Games
May 21-24, 2004 Eurobot
May, 2004 Indonesian Robot Contest
May, 2004 Micro-Rato
May, 2004 National Festival of Robotics
May, 2004 NATCAR
May, 2004 PDXBOT
Jun 4-6, 2004 RoboJoust
Jun 5, 2004 Argentine Championship Robot Soccer
Jun 12-14, 2004 AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
Jun 19, 2004 UK National Micromouse Competition
Jul 25-29, 2004 Botball National Tournament
Jun 25-27, 2004 MATE ROV Competition
Jun27-Jul4,2004 RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
Jun, 2004 RoboFesta
Jul 17, 2004 DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest
Jul 19-23, 2004 K'Nex K*bot World Championships
Jul 25-29, 2004 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
Jul, 2004 AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
Jul, 2004 NC Robot Street Fight
Aug 28-29, 2004 Southern Assault
Aug, 2004 AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition
Aug 2004 Robot Wars
Aug, 2004 SOZBOTS
Sep 3-6, 2004 DragonCon Robot Battles
Sep 6-7, 2004 RoboCup Junior Australia
Sep 11, 2004 ABU Robocon
Sep, 2004 IRRF Open Challenge
Sep, 2004 BotBash
Oct 9-10, 2004 RoboMaxx
Oct 22-24, 2004 Critter Crunch
Oct 27-31, 2004 FIRA Robot World Cup
Oct, 2004 House of NERC
Oct, 2004 Robothon
Oct, 2004 Twin Cities Mechwars
Oct, 2004 Cleaning Robot Contest
Nov, 2004 All Japan MicroMouse Contest
Nov, 2004 CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition
Nov, 2004 Eastern Canadian Robot Games
Nov, 2004 Olimpiada Robotica
Nov, 2004 PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
Nov, 2004 Robot Riots
Nov, 2004 Robotex
Nov, 2004 Texas BEST competition
Nov, 2004 TNO Robot Competition
Dec, 2004 Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition
Dec, 2004 Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
Dec, 2004 Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
Dec, 2004 Robotics Society of America Robot Games
Dec, 2004 LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt
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Copyright (C) 1994 - 2004 by R. Steven Rainwater.
Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire document is permitted in
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Subject: Explanation of fields
Each listing includes a number of different 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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Subject: AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
NAME: AAAI Mobile Robot Competition (12th annual)
LAST DATE: Jul, 2003
NEXT DATE: Jul 25-29, 2004
LOCATION: San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
EVENTS: Robot Challenge - Robot navigates conference center
Robot Rescue - Robots locate injured humans in disaster area
Hors d'oeuvres anyone - Robots serve and interact with humans
CLASSES: Autonomous only.
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Alcabot
NAME: Alcabot
LAST DATE: Apr 28, 2003, Madrid, SPAIN
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2004
LOCATION: Madrid, SPAIN
EVENTS: Line Trackers
Speeders
Maze
Sumo
Robot Skill Trial
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: All Japan MicroMouse Contest
NAME: All Japan MicroMouse Contest (23nd)
LAST DATE: Nov 21-23, 2003, Tokyo, Japan
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Tokyo, JAPAN
EVENTS: Micromouse
Micromouse Expert
Micro Clipper
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 25cm x 25cm
AWARDS: Certificates
INFO:
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Subject: AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
NAME: AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest (17th annual)
LAST DATE: Mar 14-15, 2003
NEXT DATE: Mar 12-13, 2004
LOCATION: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
EVENTS: Different event each year. 2004 event is Tetris. Robots must
manipulate standard Tetris shapes to form a complete puzzle.
CLASSES: Autonomous or Remote-Control
SIZE: 3ft x 3ft x 3ft and 150lbs maximum
AWARDS: Cash prizes
INFO:
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Subject: APEC Micromouse Contest
NAME: APEC Micromouse Contest
LAST DATE: Feb 9-13, Fountaineblue Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
NEXT DATE: Feb 22-26, 2004
LOCATION: The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA
EVENTS: Micromouse maze running
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 25cm x 25cm
AWARDS: Cash prizes and trophies
INFO:
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Subject: Argentine Championship Robot Soccer
NAME: Argentine Championship Robot Soccer
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Jun 5, 2004
LOCATION: Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
EVENTS: Middle League SimuroSot robot soccer
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Atlanta Robot Rally
NAME: Atlanta Robot Rally (8th annual)
LAST DATE: Feb 15, 2003 Atlanta, GA
NEXT DATE: May 15, 2004
LOCATION: SciTrek Museum, Atlanta, 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:
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Subject: AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
NAME: AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Jul 22 - Jul 25, 2003, Ft. Benning, Georgia
NEXT DATE: Jul, 2004
LOCATION: Ft. Benning's McKenna MOUT site near Columbus, Georgia
EVENTS: Fully autonomous ingress of 3km to an urban area, locate a
particular structure from among many, identify all of the
true openings in the correct structure, fly in or send in a
sensor that can find one of three targets and relay video or
still photographs back 3km to the origin in under 15 minutes.
CLASSES: Autonomous only
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:
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Subject: AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
NAME: AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Jul, 2003, Coronado Springs, Walt Disney World, FL
NEXT DATE: Jun 12-14, 2004
LOCATION: Oakland University, Rochester, MI
EVENTS: Autonomous ground vehicle navigates outdoor obstacle course within
prescribed time while staying within 5mph speed limit.
CLASSES: Autonomous only (emergency R/C 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:
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Open to college students only.
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Subject: AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition
NAME: AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition (5th annual)
LAST DATE: Aug 7-10, 2003, San Diego, CA
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2004
LOCATION: TBA
EVENTS: Autonomous underwather vehicles must complete an underwater
course with various requirements.
CLASSES: Autonomous only
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:
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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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Subject: BattleBots
NAME: BattleBots
LAST DATE: Mar, 2003
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2004
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Cash prizes and The Golden Nut
INFO:
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Subject: Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition
NAME: Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Dec 6, 2003, Dayton, OH
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2004
LOCATION: Boonshoft Museum, Dayton, OH
EVENTS: Obstacle Course & Tasks
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Botball National Tournament
NAME: Botball National Tournament
LAST DATE: Jun, 2003
NEXT DATE: Jul 25-29, 2004
LOCATION: San Jose, CA
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:
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Subject: BotBash
NAME: BotBash
LAST DATE: Sep, 2003, Tempe, AZ
NEXT DATE: Sep, 2004
LOCATION: Tempe, AZ
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
NAME: Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races (10th annual)
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003, CMU
NEXT DATE: Apr 16, 2004
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:
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Subject: ChiBots Robotics Contest
NAME: ChiBots Robotics Contest
LAST DATE: Nov 9, 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2004
LOCATION: Schaumburg Public Library, Schaumburg, IL
EVENTS: Basic line following
Advanced line following
Pound of Wood mini-sumo challenge
Solaroller
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: N/A
INFO:
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Subject: CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition
NAME: CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition (3rd annual)
LAST DATE: Nov 8, 2003, Peoria, IL
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Peoria, IL
EVENTS: Japanese (3kg) Sumo
Light Weight (1kg) Sumo
Mini (500g) Sumo
Lego (1kg) Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Citrus Robotics Robot Combat
NAME: Citrus Robotics Robot Combat
LAST DATE: Mar, 2003
NEXT DATE: Jan 24, 2004
LOCATION: Inverness, FL
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Cleaning Robot Contest
NAME: Cleaning Robot Contest (2nd annual)
LAST DATE: Oct 27-31, 2003
NEXT DATE: Oct, 2004
LOCATION: N/A
EVENTS: Robotic Floor Cleaning
Robotic Window Cleaning
Housekeeping Ideas Contest
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: CLIFFHANGER
NAME: CLIFFHANGER
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Jan 24-26, 2004
LOCATION: N/A
EVENTS: Rope-climbing
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Critter Crunch
NAME: Critter Crunch
LAST DATE: Oct 24-26, 2003
NEXT DATE: Oct 22-24, 2004
LOCATION: Marriot Southwest Hotel, 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:
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History:
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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. The competition is usually held in conjuction
with the MileHiCon convention each year. Additional contests are
sometimes held in other areas using the same rules
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Subject: DARPA Grand Challenge
NAME: DARPA Grand Challenge
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Mar 13, 2004
LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA
EVENTS: All-terrain, cross-country race
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: No size or weight limits apply.
AWARDS: $1,000,000 prize to winner (if any)
INFO:
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DARPA recently announced that a maximum of 20 robots would be
allowed to compete. Over 100 teams are building robots, so you
may want to inquire with DARPA before starting a new team.
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Subject: DragonCon Robot Battles
NAME: DragonCon Robot Battles
LAST DATE: Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2003, Atlanta, GA
NEXT DATE: Sep 3-6, 2004
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:
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The event is held as part of a Science Fiction convention
called DragonCon.
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Subject: DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
NAME: DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Mar 15, 2003, The Science Place, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE: Mar 20, 2004
LOCATION: The Science Place, Dallas, TX
EVENTS: Robot navigates maze and puts out fire.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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OTHER: This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College
Fire-Fighting contest.
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Subject: DPRG RoboRama
NAME: DPRG RoboRama (2004.a)
LAST DATE: Sep 20, 2003, The Science Place, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE: Apr 3, 2004
LOCATION: The Science Place, Dallas, TX
EVENTS: Quick Trip - Entry-level event. Robot moves from A to B and back
Line Following - Robot must follow a line on the floor
T-Time - Robot moves through three points on a T-shape course
Can Can - Robot must locate and retrieve empty soda cans
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Max 48" x 48" x 96", 300lbs. No expansion allowed
AWARDS: Prizes and certificates awarded for each event
INFO:
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The Dallas Personal Robotics Group holds the RoboRama Competition
bi-annually (e.g. 2004.a and 2004.b). It has been held since 1997.
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Subject: DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest
NAME: DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Nov 15, 2003, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE: Jul 17, 2004
LOCATION: See web site
EVENTS: Wall Following
Quick Trip
Line Following
Mini Sumo
Robot Talent Show
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Three classes, see rules
AWARDS: Prizes and certificates awarded for each event
INFO:
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Subject: DTU RoboCup
NAME: DTU RoboCup
LAST DATE: Apr 24, 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr 20-22, 2004
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:
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Subject: Eastern Canadian Robot Games
NAME: Eastern Canadian Robot Games
LAST DATE: Nov 15-16, 2003
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Ontario Science Centre, Ontario CANADA
EVENTS: Fire Fighter
Sumo
Photovore
Solaroller
Walker Triathalon
Art & Innovation
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Eurobot
NAME: Eurobot (6th annual)
LAST DATE: May, 2003, France
NEXT DATE: May 21-23, 2003
LOCATION: La Ferte Bernard, FRANCE
EVENTS: Each year the event is different. The 2004 event is Rugby
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Website provides in multiple languages. Contest is open to teams
and robot clubs from all over the world.
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Subject: FIRA Robot World Cup
NAME: FIRA Robot World Cup
LAST DATE: Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2003, Vienna, Austria
NEXT DATE Oct 27-31, 2004
LOCATION: BEXCO, Busan, KOREA
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 only
SIZE: See rules for each event
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: FIRST Robotics Competition
NAME: FIRST Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003 (National Championship)
NEXT DATE: Apr 15-17, 2004 (National Championship)
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:
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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. FIRST is an acronym for
Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology. FIRST was previously known as "U.S. FIRST" but is
now open to students world-wide.
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Subject: Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
NAME: Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
LAST DATE: Dec 6, 2003
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2004
LOCATION: University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
EVENTS: Timed, multitask, tethered mission
CLASSES: N/A
SIZE: N/A
AWARDS: N/A
INFO: N/A
OTHER: For more info email snipped-for-privacy@soest.hawii.edu or snipped-for-privacy@earthlink.net
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Subject: HISPABOT
NAME: HISPABOT
LAST DATE: 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr 29-30, 2004
LOCATION: University of Alcala, Mardrid, SPAIN
EVENTS: Trackers
Speeders
Maze
Free trial
Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Cash prizes up to 600 euros
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Subject: House of NERC
NAME: House of NERC
LAST DATE: Oct 4-5, 2003
NEXT DATE: Oct, 2004
LOCATION: Germansville Firehall, Germansville, PA
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: 1lbs (2lbs walking) and 12lbs (24lbs walking)
AWARDS: Plaques and prizes
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Subject: Indonesian Robot Contest
NAME: Indonesian Robot Contest
LAST DATE: May 3, 2003
NEXT DATE: May, 2004
LOCATION: Jakarta, INDONESIA
EVENTS: "Takraw Space Conqueror Asia"
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: IRRF Open Challenge
NAME: IRRF Open Challenge
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Sep, 2004
LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS: Autonomous 300 mile off-road race
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: K'NEX K*bot World Championships
NAME: K'NEX K*
bot World Championships
LAST DATE: Jul 14-18, 2003, Las Vegas, NV
NEXT DATE: Jul 19-23, 2004
LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS: Two-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous)
Four-wheel drive K*
bots (autonomous)
Cyber K*bot Division (R/C)
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
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Subject: LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt
NAME: LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt
LAST DATE: Dec 13, 2003
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2004
LOCATION: Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH
EVENTS: Robot egg hunt
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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The egg hunt is for students of the Case Western Reserve
University Autonomous LEGO Robotics class.
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Subject: Manitoba Robot Games
NAME: Manitoba Robot Games (9th Annual)
LAST DATE: Mar 22, 2003, Manitoba, CANADA
NEXT DATE: Mar 13-14, 2004
LOCATION: Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
EVENTS: Atomic Hockey - ping pong partical physics
Sumo - Japanese style
Sumo - Western style
Robotic seek and capture - hide and seek with robots
Mini-Tractor Pull - robot pulls weighted sled in minimal time
Robo-Critters - contest for kids with supplied robot-kit
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: Prizes award in each event
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Subject: MATE ROV Competition
NAME: MATE ROV Competition
LAST DATE: Jun 19-21, 2003, MIT, Cambridge, MA
NEXT DATE: Jun 25-27, 2004
LOCATION: University of California (UCSB), Santa Barbara, CA
EVENTS: ROV must locate and retrieve objects of varying size and shape
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: 84cm x 61cm x 61cm
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Open to High School and College Students only
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Subject: Melexis Safety Trophy
NAME: Melexis Safety Trophy
LAST DATE: Apr 19, 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr 24-25, 2004
LOCATION: Leuven, BELGIUM
EVENTS: Autonomous cars navigate scale traffic environment
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 500mm x 400mm x 750mm, 50kg
AWARDS: 10,000 euros worth of prizes
INFO:
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Subject: Micro-Rato
NAME: Micro-Rato
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, PORTUGAL
NEXT DATE: May, 2004
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:
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Subject: MURC
NAME: MURC
LAST DATE: Jul 19, 2003, Manhattan, KS
NEXT DATE: Jan 17, 2004
LOCATION: Lakewood, CO
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: 150g, 1lbs, 3lbs, 12lbs
AWARDS: Trophies and contingency prizes
INFO:
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Subject: NATCAR
NAME: NATCAR
LAST DATE: May, 2003
NEXT DATE: May, 2004
LOCATION: N/A
EVENTS: Autonomous robot car race
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: 14 inch max wheelbase, 3 feet max length
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: National Festival of Robotics
NAME: National Festival of Robotics
LAST DATE: May 8-11, 2003, Lisboa, Portugal
NEXT DATE: May, 2004
LOCATION: PORTUGAL
EVENTS: N/A
CLASSES: N/A
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: NC Robot Street Fight
NAME: NC Robot Street Fight
LAST DATE: Jul 4-5, 2003, Salisbury, NC
NEXT DATE: Jul 2004
LOCATION: Salisbury, NC
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES: Remote-Control
SIZE: Five classes (see rules)
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament
NAME: Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament (10th annual)
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2004
LOCATION: Seaview Gymnasium, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA
EVENTS: Robot Sumo - Japanese style
Mini Robot Sumo
CLASSES: Autonomous or Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: Olimpiada Robotica
NAME: Olimpiada Robotica
LAST DATE: Nov 8-9, 2003, Columbia
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2002
LOCATION: Commercial Center Vizcaya de Medellin, COLUMBIA
EVENTS: Robot race through maze
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
NAME: PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: Nov 22, 2003, Phoenix, AZ
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Challenger Learning Center, Phoenix, AZ
EVENTS: Mini-Sumo
Novice Maze Solving
Advanced Maze Solving
Expert Maze Solving
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: Mini-sumo: 100mm x 100mm x .5kg
Maze: 8 1/2" x 11" footprint
AWARDS: Trophies & "really neat" coffee cups
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Subject: PDXBOT
NAME: PDXBOT
LAST DATE: May 25, 2003
NEXT DATE: May, 2003
LOCATION: Smith Center Ballroom, Portland State University, Portland, OR
EVENTS: Mini-Sumo
Micro-Sumo
Japan Sumo
Line-Following
Talent Show
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
NAME: Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Mar, 2003, Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
NEXT DATE: Mar, 2004
LOCATION: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS: Robot navigates maze and puts out fire.
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College
Fire-Fighting contest.
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Subject: Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
NAME: Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
LAST DATE: Dec 13, 2003, Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2004
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:
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Subject: OTEA National Robotics Competition
NAME: OTEA National Robotics Competition
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Apr 16-17, 2004
LOCATION: Marion, OH
EVENTS: Journey Robot
Sumo
BASIC Stamp Sumo
Manufacturing Robotic Workcell
Pick and Place
Open Robot Construction
Robot Maze
Dragster Design
Problem Solving
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZES: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
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Subject: RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
NAME: RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
LAST DATE: Jun 2003
NEXT DATE: Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2004
LOCATION: Lisbon, Portugal
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
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
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Subject: ABU Robocon
NAME: ABU Robocon
LAST DATE: Aug 31, 2002, Bangkok
NEXT DATE: Sep 11, 2004
LOCATION: Seoul, KOREA
EVENTS: Robots must build and cross a bridge
CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: RoboCup Junior Australia
NAME: RoboCup Junior Australia
LAST DATE: Sep 11, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
NEXT DATE: Sep 6-7, 2003
LOCATION: Open University, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
EVENTS: Dance, Rescue, Soccer
CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: RoboFest
NAME: RoboFest
LAST DATE: Aug, 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr 24, 2004
LOCATION: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
EVENTS: Lego robot competition
Lego robot exhibition
Advanced robot competition
Advanced robot exhibition
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: RoboFesta
NAME: RoboFesta
LAST DATE: Jun, 2003
NEXT DATE: Jun, 2004
LOCATION: United Kindom
EVENTS: Robot Explorer & Explorer Junior
RoboCup Junior, Middle, Legged
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: RoboJoust
NAME: RoboJoust
LAST DATE: Sep 20 - 21, 2003, Las Vegas, NV
NEXT DATE: Jun 4-6, 2004
LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: 1lb, 12lb, 30lb, 60lb, 120lb, 220lb, 140lb
AWARDS: N/A
INFO:
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Subject: ROBOlympics
NAME: ROBOlympics
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Mar 20-21, 2004
LOCATION: Ft. Mason Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, CA
EVENTS: FIRA, BEAM, Mindstorms, and Combat
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: RoboMaxx
NAME: RoboMaxx
LAST DATE: Oct 11-12, 2002
NEXT DATE: Oct 9-10, 2004
LOCATION: Central Point, OR
EVENTS: Open Class
Maze Solving
3kg Sumo
Mini Sumo
Micro Sumo
Nano Sumo
CLASSES: See rules
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: RoboRodentia
NAME: RoboRodentia
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003
NEXT DATE: Apr 17, 2004
LOCATION: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
EVENTS: autonomous micromouse-like robot must navigate maze, pick up balls,
and place balls in a "nest".
CLASSES: Autonomous only
SIZE: No limit (must navigate 12" wide paths in 8'x4' arena)
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: Robothon
NAME: Robothon
LAST DATE: Oct 25-26, 2003
NEXT DATE: Oct, 2004
LOCATION: Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
EVENTS: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot regional contest
Line Maze - line follower maze running
Mini Sumo - Traditional
Mini Sumo - Advanced
3kg Sumo
CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Roboticon
NAME: Roboticon
LAST DATE: Mar 15-16, 2003
NEXT DATE: Mar 20, 2004
LOCATION: University of Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS: Robotic Soccer for Lego robots
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Robot Riots
NAME: Robot Riots
LAST DATE: Nov 7-9, 2003
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Robot Wars
NAME: Robot Wars
LAST DATE: Aug, 2003
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2004
LOCATION: N/A
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: N/A
AWARDS: N/A
INFO:
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Subject: Robotex
NAME: Robotex
LAST DATE: Nov 21, 2003
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Tallinn Technical University, ESTONIA
EVENTS: N/A
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: N/A
AWARDS: N/A
INFO:
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Subject: Robotix
NAME: Robotix
LAST DATE: 2003
NEXT DATE: Jan 16-18, 2004
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
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Subject: SAE Walking Machine Challenge
NAME: SAE Walking Machine Challenge (16th Annual)
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003, Golden, CO
NEXT DATE: Apr 28 - May 1, 2004
LOCATION: Union College, Schenectady, NY
EVENTS: 1. Dash - point A to point B speed event.
2. Load Retrieval - point A to point B, receive load, return to A
3. Slalom - maneuver through tight turns and narrow gates
4. Trip Wire - point A to point B while avoiding trip wires
5. Object Seeking - A to B, pick up object, B to A
6. Obstacle Challenge - A to B while avoiding obstacles
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote Control
SIZE: 1m high x 1m wide x 3m long maximum
AWARDS: see rules
INFO:
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Subject: Robotics Society of America Robot Games
NAME: Robotics Society of America Robot Games
LAST DATE: Dec 13, 2003
NEXT DATE: Dec, 2004
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
EVENTS: Line Following
Autonomous Mini Sumo
Autonomous Fullsize Sumo
NASA Lego Mindstorms Challenge
Space-Elevator Climbing Event
Walker Challenge
BEAM Robot Competition
Maze challenge
AIBO Performance
Robot combat
Best of Show
CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition
NAME: Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition (14th annual)
LAST DATE: Jul 15-17, 2003, Great World City, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2004
LOCATION: Great World City, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS: Micromouse maze running
CLASS: Autonomous
SIZE: 25cm x 25cm
AWARDS: Trophies
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Subject: Singapore Robotic Games
NAME: Singapore Robotic Games
LAST DATE: May, 2003, Republic of Singapore
NEXT DATE: May 18-20, 2004
LOCATION: Singapore Science Centre, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS: Legged Robot Obstacle Race
Legged Robot Marathon Race
Wall Climbing Robot Race
Pole Balancing
Gladiator
Micromouse (open)
Micromouse (JC/ITE)
Micromouse (Secondary School)
School Robotic Competitions
Robot Sumo
Robot Colony Competition
Robot Soccer
CLASSES: Varies by event, see rules.
SIZE: Varies by event, see rules.
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Southern Assault
NAME: Southern Assault
LAST DATE: Sep, 2003, Hendersonville, NC
NEXT DATE: Aug 28-29, 2004
LOCATION: Hendersonville, NC
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: SOZBOTS
NAME: SOZBOTS
LAST DATE: Aug 16-17, 2003, Los Angeles, CA
NEXT DATE: Aug, 2004
LOCATION: TBA
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: 16oz max weight
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: SPURT
NAME: SPURT (School Projects Using Robot Techniques)
LAST DATE: May, 2003, Rostock-Warnemunde, GERMANY
NEXT DATE: May 14, 2004
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
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Subject: Steel Conflict
NAME: Steel Conflict
LAST DATE: Feb, 2003, Pomona, CA
NEXT DATE: Apr 23-24, 2004
LOCATION: Anaheim, CA
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge
NAME: The Tech Museum of Innovation's annual Tech Challenge (15th annual)
LAST DATE: Apr 26, 2003, San Jose, CA
NEXT DATE: Apr 24, 2004
LOCATION: San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA
EVENTS: Pick a Pike - robot must find and collect a plastic fish in
Lake Davis and return it to shore within three minutes.
CLASSES: see rules
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: US Savings bonds and other prizes. See website.
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is available at special "challenge clinic" that occurs six
weeks prior to the event. Video tapes of prior competitions are
available.
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Subject: Texas BEST competition
NAME: Texas BEST competition
LAST DATE: Nov 20-22, 2003, Texas A&M University
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: Texas A&M University, College Station, 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
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Subject: TNO Robot Competition
NAME: TNO Robot Competition
LAST DATE: Nov 22, 2003, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS
NEXT DATE: Nov, 2004
LOCATION: The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS
EVENTS: See website
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
INFO:
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Subject: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
NAME: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
LAST DATE: Apr 13, 2003 Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
NEXT DATE: Apr 18, 2004
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 only.
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.
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Subject: Twin Cities Mechwars
NAME: Twin Cities Mechwars
LAST DATE: Oct 25-26, 2003
NEXT DATE: Oct, 2004
LOCATION: St. Paul, MN
EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES: Remote-Control only
SIZE: 60lb, 120lb, 375lb
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest
NAME: UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest (Eighth Annual)
LAST DATE: Apr 12, 2003 University of California, Davis campus
NEXT DATE: Apr 17, 2004
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 only
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.
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Subject: UK National Micromouse Competition
NAME: UK National Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE: Jun, 2003, London, UK
NEXT DATE: Jun 19, 2004
LOCATION: Technology Innovations Center, Birmingham, UNITED KINDGOM
EVENTS: Micromouse
CLASS: Autonomous
SIZE: see rules
AWARDS: Brass cheese and cash prizes
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Subject: University of Florida Student Robotic Competition
NAME: University of Florida Student Robotic Competition
LAST DATE: N/A
NEXT DATE: Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2004
LOCATION: University of FL Conference Center, Gainesville, FL
EVENTS: Nuclear Fuel Disaster Remediation
CLASSES: Autonomous or Remote Control
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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Subject: Micro Air Vehicle Competition
NAME: Micro Air Vehicle Competition (8th annual)
LAST DATE: Apr, 2003, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
NEXT DATE: Apr, 2004
LOCATION: TBA
EVENTS: Surveillance - robot must fly 600 meters, locate and photograph
a 1.5 meter target hidden behind a fenced enclosure 1.5m high.
Heavy-Lift - robot must lift payload, fly 2 minutes and land
safely. Smallest robot wins.
CLASS: Autonomous and Radio Control. See rules.
SIZE: No limit but winner is judged on how small it is.
AWARDS: Trophies
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OTHER: Contests must agree to sell their entries to the contest organizer
for $1,500 each.
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Subject: Western Canadian Robot Games
NAME: Western Canadian Robot Games
LAST DATE: May, 2003, Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology
NEXT DATE: May 15, 2004
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 Solarroller - 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: WCRG Home
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Subject: Yantriki
NAME: Yantriki
LAST DATE: Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2003, Bombay, INDIA
NEXT DATE: Jan 24-26, 2004
LOCATION: TECHFEST 2004, IIT, Bombay, INDIA
EVENTS: Multiple levels and events, see rules
CLASSES: Autonomous
SIZE: See rules
AWARDS: See rules
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