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Rescue Robot Contest
Autonomous and teleoperated search and
9-13 AUVS International Aerial Robotics
Autonomous aerial robots and sub-vehicles
compete in a series of tasks.
ROBOMO Competition and Expo
Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO
ROBOMO (the St. Louis Area Robotic Group)
will be joining with various other local robot
groups for a day of robot competitions of all
types for all ages.
DragonCon Robot Battles
Autonomous and remote control robots battle
at the popular science fiction convention.
5-12 Microtransat Challenge
County Kerry, Ireland
Autonomous sail boats start on a race across the
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Atlantic ocean; this will take three to four months
FIRA Robot World Cup
This is the big annual robot soccer competition
which includes RoboSot robot soccer, MiroSot
micro robot soccer, HuroCup single humanoid
robot soccer, AndroSot multiple humanoid robot
soccer, and AMiRESot minirobot soccer. If your
robot likes to play soccer, this is the place to be.
Don't forget your vuvuzela!
RobotCup Junior Australia
Students and mentors create robots that compete
in challenges such as robot soccer, robot rescue,
and robot dance.
Autonomous robots must perform a navigation
task in a park.
3-10 Devyanin Mobile Robots
Moscow State University,
Moscow, Russian Federation
Autonomous robot race.
Robot combat — 2 lb and 20 lb event categories.
Autonomous and remote control.