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The contest continues through June 2nd. “A fully
autonomous unmanned ground robotic vehicle must
negotiate around an outdoor obstacle course under
a prescribed time while staying within the 5 mph
speed limit, and avoiding the obstacles on the track.”
CIG Car Racing Competition
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,
Autonomous robot cars compete against each
other in this racing event. www.wcci2008.org
21-22 International Autonomous Robot Contest
Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA
Includes three events for autonomous robots
including the Urban Challenge, in which robots
must find their way through a maze; the Gold
Rush Challenge, in which robots cross a desert
filled with rocks and cacti; and a technical
presentation, where contestants explain the
robot's hardware and software.
26-28 MATE ROV Competition
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, CA
Underwater robot contest for high school and
UK National Micromouse Competition
Technology Innovations Center,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Micromouse robots compete for the coveted
Brass Cheese award.
Botball National Tournament
Educational robot contest for middle and high school
students designed to use science, technology,
engineering, and math to solve real world problems.
13-17 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
This year’s competition will take the form of exhibits
that demonstrate either robot creativity or mobility
and manipulation. Expect to see robots that dance,
paint, play musical instruments, and much more.
14-18 K’NEX K*bot World Championships
Las Vegas, NV
Events for two-wheel drive autonomous K*bots,
four-wheel drive autonomous K*bots, and the
remote control Cyber K*bot Division.
STEER WINNING ROBOTS
Perform proportional speed, direction, and steering with
only two Radio/Control channels for vehicles using two
separate brush-type electric motors mounted right and left
with our mixing RDFR dual speed control. Used in many
successful competitive robots. Single joystick operation: up
goes straight ahead, down is reverse. Pure right or left twirls
vehicle as motors turn opposite directions. In between stick
positions completely proportional. Plugs in like a servo to
your Futaba, JR, Hitec, or similar radio. Compatible with gyro
steering stabilization. Various volt and amp sizes available.
The RDFR47E 55V 75A per motor unit pictured above.
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