2-3 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Autonomous robots must navigate a mock house, then
find and extinguish a fire in the shortest amount of time
6 Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
CMU, Pittsburgh, PA
World famous annual slalom for autonomous robots.
7-9 National Robotics Challenge
Autonomous robots constructed by student teams
compete in an annual event.
8-10 Istanbul Technical University Robotic
Events include line following, Sumo, fire fighting, and
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA
Dozens of events include robot soccer, Sumo, ArtBots,
9 Alabama Robotics
University of Alabama,
K- 12 student-made robots must
navigate an obstacle course.
9 Brown IEEE Robotics
Autonomous robot maze
16 Mercury Remote Robot Challenge
Teleoperated robots navigate a course 50+ miles from
20-23 VEX Robotics World Championship
Elementary, middle, high school, and university level
events for teams from around the world.
22 UNI Sumo Smackdown
UNI, Cedar Falls, IA
Autonomous Mini Sumo.
23 The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual
San Jose, CA
See the website for details on this year's event.
27-30 FIRST Robotics Competition
St. Louis, MO
Student-built robots compete in an annual event.
29-30 Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Student-built ROVs complete an underwater mission.
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Personal CNC Mills
PCNC 1100 Series 3
Shown here with
Shown below is an articulated humanoid
robot leg, built by researchers at the
Drexel Autonomous System Lab (DASL)
with a Tormach PCNC 1100 milling
machine. DASL researcher Roy Gross
estimates that somewhere between 300
and 400 components for “HUBO+” has
been machined on their PCNC 1100.