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Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
Richardson Pool, Pearl Harbor Naval Station,
ROV teams engage in timed, multitasking
missions with tethered vehicles.
ICRA Robot Challenge
The challenge includes several events such
as Mobile Microbotics, Mobile Manipulation,
human-robot interaction, and a virtual
Technology Park Warnemunde Ltd.,
SPURT stands for School Projects Using Robot
Techniques and the goal is to build robots that
race each other on the SPURT track.
University of Applied Science, Wels, Austria
Eurobot regional. This year’s event is called
“Feed the World.”
The first of the twice annual competitions put on by
the Dallas Personal Robotics Group. The competition
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consists of several events for autonomous robots.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
Lots of events including game competitions
between two autonomous robots, a robot
exhibition, the robofashion show, a Mini-Urban
challenge, fire-fighting contest, and a VEX contest.
UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA
NATCAR is a high speed line-following contest
for large (up to 14” wheelbase), autonomous,
Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania
Regional Eurobot event for autonomous robots.
Western Canadian Robot Games
Calgary Aerospace Museum, Calgary, Alberta,
Events include Sumo, mini-Sumo, line-following,
mine sweeper, LEGO Mindstorms, BEAM robots,
and an Artbot contest.
This year’s Eurobot championship for the student
autonomous robot contest is called “Feed the
World” and the robot that collects the most fruits,
vegetables, and seeds is the winner.
ION Autonomous Lawnmower Competition
Autonomous lawn mowing robots compete to
see which can mow the grass faster.