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— R. Steven Rainwater
Bloomington VEX Tournament
Ivy Tech Community College, Bloomington, IN
Events include Top-It-Off-2, Pythagorean-2, VEX
Tractor Pull, and a CAD Design Contest.
Indian Trails Public Library, Overland, MO
This year’s ROBOMO will include demonstrations
of mini-Sumo, line-following, mini-Magellan, and
robot soccer. All robots are welcome. There
will be door prizes and a Chinese food buffet
21-23 All Japan MicroMouse Contest
Includes Micromouse, Micromouse Expert level,
and Micro Clipper events.
Roaming Robots Grand Final
“Robots” (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
22-23 Canadian National Robot Games
Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Lots of events including Mini-Sumo, full size
Sumo, fire-fighting robots, line-following, a
walking robot race, Photovore, Search and Rescue,
and an Art and Innovation contest.
Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
Kahanamoku Pool, UoH at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Timed, multitasking tethered mission.
FIRST LEGO League of South Africa
Sci Bono Science Center, Johannesburg,
FIRST LEGO League events.
South’s BEST competition
Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, Auburn
University, Auburn, AL
Different each year, see website for details.
The listed date is for the state-wide championship
contest. A month earlier, the various teams have
regional contests and the winners go on to
compete at the state-wide competition. BEST
is very similar to the FIRST contest except that in
the BEST event, teams of students build robots
from standardized kits with only minimal guidance
from their corporate sponsors.
www.southsbest.org/ or www.bestinc.org/
Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria
Robots are tested on serving cocktails, mixing
cocktails, bartending conversation, lighting
cigarettes/cigars, and other achievements in
electronic cocktail culture.
Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, ESTONIA
17-21 IROC International Robot Olympiad
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
www.iroc.org or www.iiu.edu.my/ICOM/2008
20 SERVO 11.2008