course with various requirements. The contest is
being renamed to the "International RoboSub
Competition" this year;
K*bot World Championships
Las Vegas, NV
Student teams from countries around the world
compete with autonomous and remote controlled
robots built from K'NEX parts in multiple divisions.
Chibots SRS Robo-Magellan
Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills, IL
A way-finding competition for autonomous robots
that requires robots to navigate real world
obstacles while locating orange cones.
AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
San Francisco, CA
This year's events for autonomous robots include
the Learning from Demonstration challenge, the
Miniature Humanoid Obstacle Avoidance Challenge,
and the Small Scale Manipulation Challenge.
STEER WINNING ROBOTS
Perform proportional speed, direction, and steering with only two Radio/Control channels for vehicles using two
separate brush-type electric motors mounted right and left
with our mixing RDFR dual speed control. Used in many
successful competitive robots. Single joystick operation: up
goes straight ahead, down is reverse. Pure right or left twirls
vehicle as motors turn opposite directions. In between stick
positions completely proportional. Plugs in like a servo to
your Futaba, JR, Hitec, or similar radio. Compatible with gyro
steering stabilization. Various volt and amp sizes available.
The RDFR47E 55V 75A per motor unit pictured above.
AUVS International Aerial
Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, UND
Grand Forks, ND
This year's challenge requires advanced
autonomous indoor flying. The organizers promise
the contest "demands more advanced behaviors
than are currently possible in any existing aerial
World Robotic Sailing Championship
Three classes of robot boats will compete:
Micro Transat, Sailboat, and Design MicroMagic.
This year's challenge is focused on testing control
algorithms and boat performance.
Homebrew Robotics Club Challenge,
TABLEBot Phase II
Google, 1400 Crittenden Lane
Mountain View, CA
HBRC is holding a three-phase TABLEBot challenge
in 2011. Phase I was on June 29, Phase II is
August 31, and Phase III is October 26. Each
phase test is a more complex behavior of table-top autonomous robots.
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