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7-11 BOTBALL National Tournament
Autonomous robots built from standardized
kits must move black and white balls around
a game board.
AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
This year’s event is the Semantic Robot Vision
Challenge — a scavenger hunt for robots.
Autonomous robots are given a list of objects.
First, they must learn what the objects look like by
searching the Internet for photos, then they must
explore the local environment to find the objects.
AUVS International Underwater
Space and Naval Warefare System Center
San Diego, CA
Autonomous underwater vehicles must complete
an underwater course with various requirements.
Bots cannot be greater than six feet long by three
feet wide by two feet deep, and not be greater
than 100 kg mass.
San Miguel Pavilion, Guarda, Portugal
Autonomous fire fighting robot contest.
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CIG Car Racing Competition
Race cars controlled by neural networks created
by evolutionary algorithms.
K’NEX K*bot World Championships
Las Vegas, NV
Events for two wheel autonomous robots, four
wheel autonomous robots, and three motor
remote control K*bots.
Autonomous robots must do waypoint navigation
and visual object recognition.
Rescue Robot Contest
Autonomous and teleoperated search
and rescue robots.
9-13 AUVS International Aerial Robotics
Autonomous aerial robots and sub-vehicles
compete in a series of tasks.
DragonCon Robot Battles
Autonomous and remote control robots battle at
the popular science fiction convention.
5-12 Microtransat Challenge
County Kerry, Ireland
Autonomous sail boats start on a race across the