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Technical University of Denmark,
This event includes varied courses including line
and wall following.
— R. Steven Rainwater
FIRST Robotics Competition
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
This is the big championship for FRC teams.
National Robotics Challenge
This is the NRC Championship.
Austrian Hexapod Championship
FH Hagenberg, Austria
Six-legged robots dance and race their way to
annual fame. Based on previous years, expect to
see some interesting highlights on You Tube.
Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
This is the famous annual CMU autonomous
mobile robot race.
8-10 BotsIQ (previously known as BattleBots IQ)
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
In this competition, students build remote
controlled combat vehicles.
Slovak University of Technology, Bratislave,
Events include IEEE Micromouse, mini Sumo, and
Trinity College Fire Fighting Home
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
In this event, autonomous robots must navigate a
scale model of a house, search for a fire, and
SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Contest
Autonomous ground and air robots must
circumnavigate the SparkFun building.
University of Alcala, Madrid, Spain
In addition to regional Eurobot and Robocup Jr
events, there will also be Sumo, Velocistas, and
Rastreadores. My Spanish is a little rusty, but I’m
guessing those last two are a robot racing event
and a line following event.
UC Davis Picnic Day Micromouse Contest
University of California,
Davis Campus, CA
The annual micromouse maze solving contest.
Sumo, mini Sumo, and a robot pentathlon.
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