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College of Engineering, Pune, India
MindSpark includes a standard Micromouse event
and a competitive pick-and-place event called
Dogfight. There’s also a Photoroller event for solar
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.
20 SERVO 10.2008
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
Woodside High School, Woodside, CA
Rack and Roll (same as 2007 FIRST event).
ROBOMO Maze Solving Competition
Winfield VFW, St. Louis, MO
Roaming Robots Grand Final
“Robots” (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy
Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
Kahanamoku Pool, UoH at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Timed, multitasking tethered mission.
Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
Robots are tested on serving cocktails, mixing
cocktails, bartending conversation, lighting
cigarettes/cigars, and other achievements in
electronic cocktail culture.
Canadian National Robot Games
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mini Sumo (novice, advanced, master), full-size
Sumo (autonomous and RC), fire fighting, line
following, walker race, photovore, search and
rescue, art and innovation.