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Western Canadian Robot Games
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Lots of events including Sumo, Mini Sumo, LEGO
Sumo, Art Bots, line following, high speed line
following, Minesweeper, LEGO Mindstorms
Landslide!, as well as humanoid and walker
Autonomous robots must fetch a 1 kg bag of
ICRA Robot Challenge
St. Paul, MN
A challenging event for robots that includes the
Micro-robot Challenge, the Virtual
Manufacturing Challenge, the Solutions in
Perception Challenge, and the Modular and
Reconfigurable Robot Challenge.
University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany
Autonomous robots must race around the
This year's event is called Treasure Island. The
details weren't available at press time but should
be released on the website soon.
Events include fire fighting and line following for
RoboFest World Championship
Lawrence Technological University
Events include Game Competition, Robot
Exhibition, RoboFashion Show, Mini Urban
Challenge, fire fighting, and VEX challenges.
Baltic Robot Sumo
Autonomous bots compete in Mini Sumo for a
traveling cup award.
UC Davis Activities and Recreation Center
High speed line following autonomous race cars
race each other.
Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, TX
Events include line following, Square Dance,
Table Top Challenge, and RoboColumbus — all
for autonomous robots.
NASA RASCAL Robo-Ops
Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
Competition of teleoperated planetary rovers
built by university teams.
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