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AUVS International Ground Robotics
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
University teams field autonomous ground robots
that must navigate an outdoor obstacle course.
Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA
This is the big one with over 70 events for
everything ranging from Sumo and robot soccer
to android Kung-Fu.
KCRS Robot Exhibition and Competition
Kansas City, MO
Events include Mini Sumo, Solar Rollers, Photovore
Mouse Race, Line-Following, and the oddly named
13-14 Motodrone AFO Competition
Events for autonomous flying robots including stable
hovering in changing wind, waypoint navigation,
capturing objects, automatic take-off and others.
Autnomous robots race around the official
24-26 MATE ROV Competition
Scripps Institution of Oceanography,
San Diego, CA
In this event, high school and university teams
field remotely operated underwater robots in
an event that simulates an underwater rescue
mission to deliver emergency supplies to a
27-28 International Autonomous Robot Contest
San Diego County Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
Multiple events for autonomous robots including
a technical presentation, an Urban Challenge
event, and the Gold Rush Challenge.
UK National Micromouse Competition
Birmingham, United Kingdom
In this competition, there is maze solving for
autonomous micromouse robots.
RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
(runs through July 5)
Robot soccer events for all types of autonomous
robots including four-legged robots, bipeds, and
wheeled robots. Also includes the NIST Rescue
robots field test event.
Botball National Tournament
Autonomous robot event for student teams.
Singapore Inter-School Micromouse
Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
This is a maze solving event for autonomous
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