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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.
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 robots.
Missouri State Fair Robot Expo
Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO
This year's event is called Show-Me Robotics and
includes competitions for FIRST Lego League,
FIRST Tech Challenge, FIRST Robotics, BEST
Robotics, and BOTBALL. In addition, 4-H and local
hobby groups will be holding competitions open
to all robot builders.
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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 tabletop autonomous robots.
DragonCon Robot Battles
Remoted controlled machines destroy each other
as entertainment for science fiction fans and
International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
't Harde, The Netherlands
Indoor and outdoor events for tiny flying robots.
Also a special contest for Parrot AR Drones which
are relatively huge compared to the typical MAV.
Parrot is sponsoring this year with free loners of
Parrot AR Drones to participating teams. All events
are for fully autonomous robots only; no remote
control allowed except for tech demonstrations.
Autonomous robots must navigate through a
public park, carrying a payload that consists of a
five liter barrel. All robots receive a map and
destination coordinates prior to the race and all
bots will start concurrently.