Twindly Bridge Charter School, Wasilla, AK
Students build robots to solve a maze using a simplified
variant of the micromouse rules.
Events include Jousting, Line following, Triathlon, Fire
Fighting, Aerial, and Robotovate.
Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
This year's challenge is called RoboBowl.
16 Dallas Personal Robotics Group RoboRama
Events include Big Table Top 2, Can Can Soccer, Plastic
Fastner Sumo, and Line Following.
21-24 Swiss Eurobot
Yverdon-les-Bains, La Marive, Switzerland
Swiss regional for the Eurobot competition.
UC Davis Campus, Davis, CA
High-speed autonomous robot cars race along a line
following track that relies on a magnetic field rather than
a painted line.
26-30 ICRA Robot Challenge
Events this year include the Amazon Picking Challenge,
Humanoids Applications Challenge, IEEE RAS MNRA
Mobile Microbotics Challenge, and the Humanitarian
Robotics and Automation Challenge.
28-30 University Rover Challenge
Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, UT
Student-built planetary rovers must navigate an extreme
Technology Park Warnemunde
Student-built robots race on the SPURT track.
30 National SeaPerch Challenge
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Student-built ROVs compete in underwater challenge.
31 Seattle Bot Battles
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
RC vehicle destruction in 1 lb, 3 lb, and 12 lb classes.
Know of any robot competitions I’ve missed? Is your local school or robot group planning a
contest? Send an email to email@example.com and tell me about it. Be sure to include the date and
location of your contest. If you have a website with contest info, send along the URL as well, so we
can tell everyone else about it. For last-minute updates and changes, you can always find the most
recent version of the Robot Competition FAQ at Robots.net: http://robots.net/rcfaq.html.
— R. Steven Rainwater
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