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one day to program it using Python for an
autonomous navigation task.
Check the website for details on events and
Assorted contests for autonomous robots.
— R. Steven Rainwater
Real World Robot Challenge
Tsukuba Expo Center, Tsukuba, Japan
Autonomous robots must navigate a real world
Junior Robotics Challenge
This year’s contest combines line following and
can collection into a single event.
Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
POSTECH, Pohang City, Korea
Events are planned for intelligent voice and object
recognition robots, as well as for cleaning robots.
Canadian National Robot Games
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Events include mini Sumo (novice, advanced,
master), full-size Sumo (autonomous and
RC), fire fighting, line following, walker race,
and Search and Rescue.
Bloomington VEX Tournament
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
Events in this tournament include Top-It-Off- 2,
Pythagorean- 2, VEX Tractor Pull, and
CAD Design Contest.
All Japan MicroMouse Contest
Four classes of MicroMouse events are included
in this event.
The annual Asia-Pacific Robot Contest for
Robotics Innovations Competition
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
Robots must perform a task that improves
quality of life for a human. Team must present
a written report. Cash prizes up to $5,000.
Events include Sumo, line following, and a
IEEE TERPA Student Robotics Competition
Student teams are given an iRobot Create and
Roaming Robots Grand Final
RC vehicles destroy each other amid pyrotechnics
and strobe lights.
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