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— R. Steven Rainwater
Los Angeles/Orange County
Santa Ana High School, Santa Ana, CA
A student robot competition for small
(20 x 15 cm) autonomous robots.
Center House, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
This year's competition includes line following,
line maze, Mini Sumo, and SRS Robo-Magellan.
National Underwater Robotics Challenge
NURC teams play out an X-Files case as the
Lone Gunmen, sending an ROV robot into
Lake Okoboji to search for UFOs while Mulder
and Scully distract the authorities.
Events include Sumo, line following, bot hockey,
robot trecking, and remote control vehicle
AUVS International Ground
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Autonomous ground robots must navigate an
outdoor obstacle course within a prescribed time
while staying within a 5 mph speed limit.
SparkFun Autonomous Vehicle Competition
SparkFun parking lot, Boulder, CO
Autonomous robots must circumnavigate around
the SparkFun building by either ground or air.
UK National Micromouse Competition
Robot mice compete to win the coveted
Brass Cheese award.
RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
Mexico City, Mexico
All the usual RoboCup events including RoboCup
Soccer, RoboCup Rescue, RoboCup@Home, and
RoboCup Junior. There will also be a new event
called the Festo Logistics Competition that uses
a standardized mobile robot platform called
MATE ROV Competition
Championship event for high school and college
International Autonomous Robot Contest
San Diego, CA
Autonomous robots must navigate a course with
International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
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