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ROBO-ONE Helper Robot Project
Kawasaki City, Japan
Teleoperated robots compete at performing
common household tasks.
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Ostrava, Czech Republic
Just as the name suggests, this is a competition of
18-19 Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
POSTECH Gymnasium, Pohang City, Korea
This competition includes several events for
general-purpose intelligent robots and one
event for specialized cleaning robots.
Prague, Czech Republic
Autonomous robots must navigate in a park.
20-21 RoboCup Junior Australia
Scitech Museum, Perth, Australia
Events include robot dance, robot rescue, and
24 SERVO 09.2008
Elevator:2010 Climber Competition
To be announced (see website for updates)
Autonomous climber robot must ascend a scale
model of a space elevator using power beamed
from the base.
Viana do Castelo, Portugal
This event is a transatlantic autonomous robot sail
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11-12 The Franklin Cup
The Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA
Remote-control vehicles destroy each other
iHobby Expo, Rosemont, IL
Includes a variety of events for autonomous
robots such as line following, maze solving, mini
Sumo, and more.
21-24 Russian Olympiad of Robots
This competition has something for everyone
including autonomous events such as Sumo, fire
fighting, line following, and cross country. There
are also remote-control combat type events.
24-26 Critter Crunch
Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO
Robot combat — 2 lb and 20 lb event
categories. Autonomous and remote-control.
Starting size of 12” x 12” x 12”. Expansion during
event okay. Weight limit of 20 lbs. Power source
must meet OSHA requirements for indoor use.
Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, as well as
“amusing and arbitrary accomplishments.”