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destination coordinates prior to the race, and all
bots will start concurrently.
Robocup Junior Australia
University of Tasmania, Australia
Student teams build autonomous robots that
compete in three events: soccer, rescue, and
DragonCon Robot Battles
Remoted controlled machines destroy each other
as entertainment for science fiction fans and
National Junior Robotics Competition
Science Centre, Singapore
Student teams develop problem-solving skills
creative thinking, and team spirit as they build
autonomous robots that compete for the
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
Competencia Robotica (LARC)
Center for Robotics UTFSM, Valparaiso, Chile
This year's events are Robot Freighter and Police
Robot. Robot Freighter is a way-finding contest in
which robots must pick up a payload and take it
to a destination. Police Robot is a contest where
autonomous robots must surveil a city, locate
criminals, and deploy guard robots in areas with
too many criminals.
Archbishop Mitty High School, San Jose, CA
This is a FIRST-based robotics event for high
Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO
Autonomous and remote-controlled robots, and
other machines battle each other in hopes of
winning prizes that include handmade objects by
local artists and awards for "amusing and arbitrary
San Mateo, CA
Remote-control vehicles destroy each other.
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