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— R. Steven Rainwater
MAV Surveillance (smallest to complete course
wins), MAV Endurance, Ornithopter Competition,
and Design Competition.
RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
If your robot plays soccer, this is the big event of
the year. There’s soccer simulation, small-sized
robot soccer, mid-sized robot soccer, Sony legged
robot soccer, RoboCup Junior, Humanoid soccer,
ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition
Autonomous lawn mowing robots compete to
see which can mow the grass faster.
MATE ROV Competition
University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Remotely operated underwater robots built
by student teams compete to complete a
series of tasks.
University Rover Challenge
Mars Desert Research Station (MDRS)
Teleoperated rovers do sample return,
construction, and astronaut rescue events.
UK National Micromouse Competition
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Speedy autonomous micromouse robots
solve mazes, hoping to win the coveted
Brass Cheese award.
AUVS International Ground
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Autonomous ground robots must navigate an
outdoor obstacle course within a prescribed time
while staying within a 5 mph speed limit.
International Autonomous Robot Contest
San Diego County Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
Events in this competition include Technical
Presentation, Urban Challenge, and the
Gold Rush Challenge.
Motodrone AFO Competition
AFO stands for Autonomous Flying Objects.
Robots are judged on their ability to hover in
changing wind conditions, fly stably between
way points, photograph objects, recover from
unexpected dives, and perform precise takeoffs
Robowars Full Metal Carnage
Remote controlled vehicle combat.
International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
Homebrew Robotics Club TABLEBots
Phase I Challenge
CMU, Silicon Valley Campus, Mountain View, CA
In Phase I of the challenge, robots must travel
from one side of a table to the other and back
without falling off.
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