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Walking Robot Contest, mini Sumo, and 3 kg Sumo.
12-13 Cal Games
Woodside High School, Woodside, CA
This year’s event will be a recreation of the FIRST
Robotics 2007 Rack and Roll contest.
DragonCon Robot Battles
Remote-control vehicles destroy each other at a
well-known Atlanta Science Fiction convention.
17-20 Russian Olympiad of Robots
Russian robots compete in Sumo, fire-fighting,
line-following, and RoboCup events. There is also a
cross-country robot race and remote-controlled
vehicle combat to keep things interesting.
19-21 Elevator:2010 Climber Competition
Event Center, Greater Salt Lake City, UT
Autonomous climber robots must ascend a scale
model of a space elevator using power beamed
from the base.
Bot Trot 4Bottle Race
Robot Magazine and the Robot Dreams website
have combined forces to create a robot contest
that you can enter from home. Build the course,
record a video of your robot completing it, and
submit the video by the contest date. The rules
are minimal so almost any robot can enter whether
it has wheels, legs, or tracks; whether it's 21
autonomous or remote-control.
18-21 US-European Micro Air Vehicle Competition
Tiny autonomous flying robots compete against each
other indoors and outdoors. The indoor mission consists of flying into a 3. 6 meter square room through
a window and identifying two targets while avoiding
randomly placed coat hangers. The outdoor mission
requires the robots to fly through obstacles and over
two 1.2 x 1.5 meter placards within a 1 km radius.
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, Rosemont, IL
Chibotica returns with even more events: maze
solving, line-following, mini Sumo, Robo-One, a robot
talent show, and remote-controlled vehicle combat.
26-28 Critter Crunch
Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver, CO
Held in conjunction with MileHiCon. See robot
combat by the folks who invented robot combat
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
Lots of events including Robo-Magellan,
Micromouse, line-following, line maze solving, the
26-28 Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
Pohang Indoor Gymnasium, Pohang City, Korea
Several events are planned for autonomous robots
including Micromouse, MIROzSOT games, and
intelligent robot demonstrations.
24 SERVO 09.2007