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.
Motodrone AFO Competition
AFO stands for Autonomous Flying Objects.
Robots are judged on their ability to hover in
changing wind conditions, fly stably between
way points, photograph objects, recover from
unexpected dives, and perform precise takeoff
International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
MAV Surveillance (smallest to complete course
wins), MAV Endurance, Ornithopter Competition,
and Design Competition.
MATE ROV Competition
University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Remotely operated underwater robots built
by student teams compete to complete a
series of tasks.
International Autonomous Robot Contest
San Diego County Fairgrounds, San Diego, CA
Events in this competition include Technical
Presentation, Urban Challenge, and the
Gold Rush Challenge.
7-11 Botball National Tournament
Robots move black and white balls on a game
board. A robot of appropriate size is provided
in kit form.
AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
Events include Semantic Robot Vision Challenge,
Human-Robot Interaction Challenge, Integration
Challenge, and Robot Exhibition.
AUVS International Underwater
Space and Naval Warefare System Center,
San Diego, CA
Autonomous underwater vehicles must complete
an underwater course with various requirements.
Bots cannot be greater than six feet long x three
feet wide x two feet deep, and not be greater than
100 kg mass.
San Miguel Pavilion, Guarda, Portugal
This is a fire-fighting robot contest.
CIG Car Racing Competition
This is a competition for race cars controlled
by artificially evolved neural nets.
K’NEX K*bot World Championships
Las Vegas, NV
This event includes Two-wheel drive K*bots
(autonomous), Four-wheel drive K*bots
(autonomous), Cyber K*bot Division (RC), and
Motorless K*bot Division (simple machines).
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