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18-20 FIRA Robot World Cup
A robot soccer competition that tries to combine
robotics with high quality scientific research in AI
and computer vision.
Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO
Robot demonstrations and contests at the
MO State Fair.
Homebrew Robotics Club (HBRC)
Challenge — Phase II
CMU Silicon Valley Campus, Silicon Valley, CA
Three events including the TABLEBot Challenge, a
RoboMagellan contest, and an Open Exhibition.
DragonCon Robot Battles
Remote control machine combat event.
10-12 Robots at Play
Autonomous robots compete to demonstrate
playfulness and interactivity.
14-17 European Micro Air Vehicle Competition
Delft, The Netherlands
Multiple events for flying robots include an
outdoor autonomy mission, an outdoor
endurance mission, an indoor autonomy mission,
and an indoor dynamics mission.
19-20 RoboCup Junior Australia
University of NSW, NSW, Australia
Soccer and events for autonomous robots.
Brno, Czech Republic
Autonomous robots navigate through a park
from an unknown starting location, avoiding
obstacles along the way.
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Lots of events including RoboMagellan,
Micromouse, Line-following, Line maze
solving, and more.
23-25 Critter Crunch
Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO
Robot destruction by The Denver Area
26-28 Competencia Robotica (LARC)
Center for Robotics UTFSM, Valparaiso, Chile
Rescue Robots must save simulated surivors
in a disaster area.
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