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Events included in this competition are parallel
slalom, slalom enhanced, standard Sumo, mini
Sumo, and micro Sumo.
— R. Steven Rainwater
CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl
Lakeview Museum, Peoria, IL
This competition has lots of events for both
autonomous robots and remote control
combat machines including Sumo, mini Sumo,
line following, and line maze.
AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
Robots must move balloons around a field to play
Tic-Tac-Toe. To make it more challenging, teams
must perform specific tasks in order to obtain
METU Robotics Days
METU Cultural Congress Center, Turkey
A large conference that includes workshops, as
well as a wide range of contests like line following,
Sumo, mini Sumo, team mini Sumo, slaloming,
stair climbing, trash hunting, and robot triathlon.
Manitoba Robot Games
TecVoc High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
This competition includes events such as Sumo,
mini Sumo, line following, robot tractor pull,
SuperScramble, Frequent Flyer, COGMATION, and
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8-10 BotsIQ (previously known as BattleBots IQ)
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA
In this competition, students build remote
controlled combat vehicles.
Trinity College Fire Fighting Home
Trinity College, Hartford, CT
Autonomous robots must navigate a scale model
of a house, search for a fire, and extinguish it.
Technical University of Denmark,
Varied course including line and wall following.
FIRST Robotics Competition
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
This is the big championship for FRC teams.
National Robotics Challenge
This is the NRC Championship.
Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
CMU, Pittsburgh, PA