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UNI Mini-Sumo Robotics Challenge
Student Union, University of Northern Iowa,
Cedar Falls, IA
There are two notable features about this Mini-
Sumo event. The first novelty is that it allows
“ship-in” competitors. Robot builders from other
states and even outside the country shipped in
robots to compete in the 2007 competition. The
second interesting feature is that the event is
streamed live over the web, so don’t forget to
tune in and watch.
The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual
Parkside Hall, San Jose, CA
A different robot challenge is designed each year.
Check the rules on the website for the details of
this year’s challenge.
Alcabot and Hispabot
University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
Both competitions are being held together this
year. Events include Sumo, maze solving, line
following, and robot soccer.
Robot Sumo using standard Japanese rules.
Fair Park, Dallas, TX
All new events this year including two contests for
indoor robots that involve navigating a course
delineated by orange cones. Also, four contests for
outdoor robots including Out-and-Back, Borenstein
Squares, an obstacle course, and the Long Haul.
Doubletree Hotel, Lloyd Center, Portland, OR
This year’s PDXBot will include “robot
competitions, exhibits, vendors, raffles, and
more.” Past events have had an impressive array
of robot events, so be sure to attend if you can.
17-18 Swiss Eurobot
Yverdon-les-Bains, La Marive, Switzerland
Regional event for Eurobot competition.
19-23 ICRA Robot Challenge
This contest includes three events with intriguing
names: Autonomous Planetary Surface
Exploration; Teleoperated Robot Emergency
Mission; and Human-Robot Interaction
Even though the name implies Europe, the contest
is open to anyone. Previous Eurobots have had entries
from as many as 350 teams from 26 countries. The
2008 event is called Mission to Mars and involves
simulated Mars robots looking for signs of life.
UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA
Very high speed autonomous line following.
AUVS International Ground Robotics
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
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