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Robot Competition FAQ for April 2005

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ROBOT CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FAQ                      Updated: Apr 1, 2005

Number of events currently listed: 88
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This listing contains brief summaries of known robot competitions around the
world, answering the frequently asked questions; Where and when can I find a
robot competition? Submission of new contest information is encouraged. All 
information received will be made available to the public through monthly 
postings of this listing to newsgroups and the web.

I'm attempting to follow up on the incomplete entries but have listed what I
know (however little that may be) at this time.  If anyone can fill me in on
one of the partial listings or knows of a competition that I've left out, send
me email! If you find out-dated copies of this document on other web sites,
please ask the webmaster to link to this official copy which can found at 
http://robots.net/rcfaq.html

Send updates, new listings, corrections, complaints, and suggestions to:

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Event Listing by Date
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Apr 3,     2005 Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
Apr 9-10,  2005 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
Apr 11,    2005 Harrisburg Science Festival
Apr 11-16, 2005 BattleBotsIQ
Apr 12-14, 2005 DTU RoboCup
Apr 15,    2005 Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
Apr 16,    2005 Polish Sumo Robot Contest
Apr 16,    2005 RoboRodentia
Apr 16,    2005 UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest
Apr 21-23, 2005 FIRST Robotics Competition
Apr 23,    2005 RoboFest
Apr 27,    2005 Istrobot
Apr 27-29, 2005 Singapore Robotic Games
Apr 28-30, 2005 SAE Walking Machine Challenge
Apr29-May1,2005 Robotica
Apr 30,    2005 The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge
Apr30-May1,2005 PDXBOT
Apr 18-23, 2005 IRRF Open Challenge
Apr,       2005 Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament

May 6,     2005 Alcabot
May 6,     2005 TEAMS
May 11,    2005 Micro-Rato
May 14,    2005 Historical Electronics Museum Robot Festival
May 14,    2005 LVBOTS CHALLENGE
May 14,    2005 Western Canadian Robot Games
May 15,    2005 ChiBots Robotics Contest
May 19-21, 2005 Micro Air Vehicle Competition
May 20,    2005 Eurobot
May 20,    2005 SPURT
May 21,    2005 DPRG RoboRama
May 21-22, 2005 Mechwars
May,       2005 Edventures Robotics Challenge
May,       2005 Atlanta Robot Rally
May,       2005 NATCAR

Jun 4,     2005 TNO Robot Competition
Jun 11,    2005 UK National Micromouse Competition
Jun 13-15, 2005 AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
Jun 15-17, 2005 Argentine Championship Robot Soccer
Jun 17-19, 2005 MATE ROV Competition
Jun 11,    2005 Vancouver Robotic Games
Jun,       2005 NC Robot Street Fight

Jul 2-3,   2005 Robotic Revolution
Jul 9-13,  2005 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
Jul 13-17, 2005 RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
Jul 14-17, 2005 Botball National Tournament
Jul 18-21, 2005 AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
Jul 18-22, 2005 K'Nex K*bot World Championships
Jul,       2005 Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition

Aug 3-7,   2005 AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition
Aug 20,    2005 DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest
Aug 20-21, 2005 RoboCup Junior Australia
Aug 25-29, 2005 ABU Robocon
Aug 27-28, 2005 War-Bots Xtreme

Sep 2-5,   2005 DragonCon Robot Battles

Oct 1,     2005 Robot-Liga
Oct 8,     2005 DARPA Grand Challenge
Oct 8-9,   2005 Robothon
Oct 21-23, 2005 Critter Crunch
Oct,       2005 CSUS Ant-Weight Competition and Engineering Expo
Oct,       2005 FIRA Robot World Cup
Oct,       2005 House of NERC
Oct,       2005 Robot Fighting League National
Oct,       2005 RoboMaxx

Nov 5,     2005 CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition
Nov,       2005 AESS National Robotics Contest
Nov,       2005 All Japan MicroMouse Contest
Nov,       2005 Eastern Canadian Robot Games
Nov,       2005 PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
Nov,       2005 Robot Riots
Nov,       2005 Robotex
Nov,       2005 South's BEST competition
Nov,       2005 Texas BEST competition

Dec 10,    2005 Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition
Dec,       2005 Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
Dec,       2005 LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt
Dec,       2005 Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
Dec,       2005 RoboPraxis

           2005 Elevator:2010 Climber Competition

Jan 20-26, 2006 Techfest

Feb 19-23, 2006 APEC Micromouse Contest
Feb,       2006 DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
Feb,       2006 Robotix

Mar 18-19, 2006 Manitoba Robot Games
Mar,       2006 AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
Mar,       2006 RoboGames
Mar,       2006 Roboticon

Apr,       2006 HISPABOT
Apr,       2006 Melexis Safety Trophy


Subject: Copyright notice Copyright (C) 1994 - 2005 by R. Steven Rainwater. Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire document is permitted in any medium, provided this notice is preserved.
Subject: Explanation of fields Each listing may include these fields: NAME........The name of the competition and/or sponsoring organziation. LAST DATE...Date of the last known occurance of the competition. NEXT DATE...Date on which the next competition will be held. LOCATION....Location where next competition is to be held EVENTS......A listing of the events included in the competition. CLASSES.....Autonomous or Remote-Controlled robots. SIZE........Notes on size or weight of robots that may enter. AWARDS......Type or value of awards for winners. INFO........Who to contact for rules, entry forms, or additional information. OTHER.......Misc. additional information.
Subject: AAAI Mobile Robot Competition NAME: AAAI Mobile Robot Competition (12th annual) LAST DATE: Jul 25-29, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jul 9-13, 2005 LOCATION: Pittsburgh, PA EVENTS: Robot Challenge - Robot navigates conference center Robot Rescue - Robots locate injured humans in disaster area Hors d'oeuvres anyone - Robots serve and interact with humans CLASSES: Autonomous only. SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/National/
Subject: AESS National Robotics Contest NAME: AESS National Robotics Contest LAST DATE: Nov 10, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Barcelona, SPAIN EVENTS: See rules SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://aess.upc.es/concursrobot/
Subject: Alcabot NAME: Alcabot LAST DATE: Apr 28, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 6, 2005 LOCATION: University of Alcala, Madrid, SPAIN EVENTS: See website SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.depeca.uah.es/alcabot/
Subject: All Japan MicroMouse Contest NAME: All Japan MicroMouse Contest (23rd) LAST DATE: Nov 19-21, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Tokyo, JAPAN EVENTS: Micromouse Micromouse Expert Micro Clipper CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 25cm x 25cm AWARDS: Certificates INFO: http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~ntf/mouse/taikai/taikai.html
Subject: AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest NAME: AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest (17th annual) LAST DATE: Mar 11-12, 2005 NEXT DATE: Mar, 2006 LOCATION: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL EVENTS: Different event each year. 2004 event is Tetris. Robots must manipulate standard Tetris shapes to form a complete puzzle. CLASSES: Autonomous or Remote-Control SIZE: 3ft x 3ft x 3ft and 150lbs maximum AWARDS: Cash prizes INFO: http://dc.cen.uiuc.edu/
Subject: APEC Micromouse Contest NAME: APEC Micromouse Contest LAST DATE: Mar 6-10, 2005 NEXT DATE: Feb 19-23, 2006 LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana EVENTS: Micromouse maze running CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 25cm x 25cm AWARDS: Cash prizes and trophies INFO: http://www.apec-conf.org/
Subject: Argentine Championship Robot Soccer NAME: Argentine Championship Robot Soccer LAST DATE: Jun 5, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jun 15-17, 2005 LOCATION: Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA EVENTS: Middle League SimuroSot robot soccer CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.unimoron.edu.ar/cafr2005/
Subject: Atlanta Robot Rally NAME: Atlanta Robot Rally (8th annual) LAST DATE: May 15, 2004 NEXT DATE: May, 2005 LOCATION: SciTrek Museum, Atlanta, GA EVENTS: Open Contest - contestant chooses his own goal for robot Vacuum Contest - autonomous household vacumming contest Mini-Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: No limits AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.botlanta.org/Rally/
Subject: AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition NAME: AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition LAST DATE: Jul 19-24, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jul 18-22, 2005 LOCATION: Dismounted Battlespace Battle Lab, Fort Benning, GA EVENTS: Fully autonomous ingress of 3km to an urban area, locate a particular structure from among many, identify all of the true openings in the correct structure, fly in or send in a sensor that can find one of three targets and relay video or still photographs back 3km to the origin in under 15 minutes. CLASSES: Autonomous only SIZE: No size limit, weight must be under 90kg/198lbs (including fuel) AWARDS: Large cash prize which increases by $10,000 per year until won INFO: http://avdil.gtri.gatech.edu/AUVS/IARCLaunchPoint.html OTHER: Open to college students only.
Subject: AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition NAME: AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition LAST DATE: Jun 12-14, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jun 13-15, 2005 LOCATION: Oakland University, Rochester, MI EVENTS: Autonomous ground vehicle navigates outdoor obstacle course within prescribed time while staying within 5mph speed limit. CLASSES: Autonomous only (emergency R/C control & manual stop required) SIZE: Length between 3 and 9 feet. Width < 5'. Height < 6' (excluding antenna). Propulsion must be by direct ground contact and powered by combustible fuel or electricity. Payload is a 20 pound block approximately like an 18"x8"x8" cinder block. AWARDS: $20,000 of prize money. See rules for award levels INFO: http://www.igvc.org/deploy/ OTHER: Open to college students only.
Subject: AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition NAME: AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition (5th annual) LAST DATE: Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2004 NEXT DATE: Aug 3-7, 2005 LOCATION: US Navy TRANSDEC, San Diego, CA EVENTS: Autonomous underwather vehicles must complete an underwater course with various requirements. CLASSES: Autonomous only SIZE: Not greater than 6 feet long x 3 feet wide x 2 feet deep. Not greater than 100kg mass. AWARDS: cash prizes. See rules for award levels INFO: http://www.auvsi.org/competitions/water.cfm OTHER: This contest is open to college students only. Robotics clubs and organizations are excluded from participating unless at least 75% of their team are students. Note that in addition to the usual definition of autonomous, no outside hardware of any kind may be used (e.g. GPS satellites, a tethered computer, etc.)
Subject: BattleBotsIQ NAME: BattleBotsIQ LAST DATE: Apr 21-24, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 11-16, 2005 LOCATION: Universal Studios, Orlando Florida EVENTS: Student-built "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.battlebotsiq.com/
Subject: Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition NAME: Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition LAST DATE: Dec 11, 2004 NEXT DATE: Dec 10, 2005 LOCATION: Boonshoft Museum, Dayton, OH EVENTS: Obstacle Course & Tasks CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.boonshoftmuseum.org/special_events.php3
Subject: Botball National Tournament NAME: Botball National Tournament LAST DATE: Jul 25-29, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jul 14-17, 2005 LOCATION: University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL EVENTS: Robot move black and white balls on game board CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Robot of appropriate size is provided in kit form AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.botball.org/ OTHER: $2300 registration fee!
Subject: Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races NAME: Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races (10th annual) LAST DATE: Apr 16, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 15, 2005 LOCATION: Wean Hall, CMU, Pittsburgh, PA EVENTS: Mobot Slalom MoboJoust CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: Cash prizes of $1,000 for 1st, $500 for 2nd, $250 for 3rd INFO: http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mobot/
Subject: ChiBots Robotics Contest NAME: ChiBots Robotics Contest LAST DATE: Nov 14, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 15, 2005 LOCATION: Schaumburg Dist. Library in Schaumburg, IL EVENTS: Basic line following Advanced line following Solaroller Line-maze solving Pound of Wood mini-sumo challenge CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: N/A INFO: http://www.chibots.org/
Subject: CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition NAME: CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition (5rd annual) LAST DATE: Nov 6, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov 5, 2005 LOCATION: Peoria, IL EVENTS: Japanese (3kg) Sumo Light Weight (1kg) Sumo Mini (500g) Sumo Lego (1kg) Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules INFO: http://www.circ.mtco.com/competitions.htm
Subject: Critter Crunch NAME: Critter Crunch LAST DATE: Oct 22-24, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct 21-23, 2005 LOCATION: Four Points Sheraton Hotel, Denver, CO EVENTS: Robot combat - 2lbs and 20lbs event catagories CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: Starting size of 12"x12"x12". Expansion during event okay. Weight limit of 20lbs. Power source must meet OSHA requirements for indoor use. AWARDS: Handmade art objects created by local artist. Awards for 1st, 2nd 3rd place as well as "amusing and arbitrary accomplishments". INFO: http://www.milehicon.org/critrule.htm History: http://www.owlhouse.org/laboratory/critter.html OTHER: This contest was created by the Denver Area Mad Scientists. This group still governs the contests. This is the original robot battle competition and predates Robot Wars and Battle Bots by more than 10 years. The competition is usually held in conjuction with the MileHiCon convention each year. Additional contests are sometimes held in other areas using the same rules
Subject: CSUS Ant-Weight Competition and Engineering Expo NAME: CSUS Ant-Weight Competition and Engineering Expo LAST DATE: Oct 17, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct, 2005 LOCATION: CSUS University Union, Sacramento, CA EVENTS: R/C vehicle combat and robot exhibition CLASSES: Remote-Control SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.sacbot.com/
Subject: DARPA Grand Challenge NAME: DARPA Grand Challenge LAST DATE: Mar 13, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct 8, 2005 LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA EVENTS: All-terrain, cross-country race CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: No size or weight limits apply. AWARDS: $1,000,000 prize to winner (if any) INFO: http://www.grandchallenge.org/ http://www.darpa.mil/grandchallenge/
Subject: DragonCon Robot Battles NAME: DragonCon Robot Battles LAST DATE: Sep 3-6, 2004 NEXT DATE: Sep 2-5, 2005 LOCATION: Atlanta, GA EVENTS: 12 pound max weight single combat 60 pound max weight single combat CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: Weight limits only. AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.dragoncon.org/ OTHER: The event is held as part of a Science Fiction convention called DragonCon.
Subject: DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest NAME: DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest LAST DATE: Feb 15, 2005 NEXT DATE: Feb, 2006 LOCATION: The Science Place, Dallas, TX EVENTS: Robot navigates maze and puts out fire. CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.dprg.org/competitions/ http://www.trincoll.edu/events/robot/rules01.htm (Rules) OTHER: This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College Fire-Fighting contest.
Subject: DPRG RoboRama NAME: DPRG RoboRama (2005.a) LAST DATE: Sep 18, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 21, 2005 LOCATION: The Science Place, Dallas, TX EVENTS: Quick Trip - Entry-level event. Robot moves from A to B and back Line Following - Robot must follow a line on the floor T-Time - Robot moves through three points on a T-shape course Can Can - Robot must locate and retrieve empty soda cans CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Max 48" x 48" x 96", 300lbs. No expansion allowed AWARDS: Prizes and certificates awarded for each event INFO: http://www.dprg.org/competitions/ OTHER: The Dallas Personal Robotics Group holds the RoboRama Competition bi-annually (e.g. 2005.a and 2005.b). It has been held since 1997.
Subject: DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest NAME: DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest LAST DATE: Feb 15, 2005 NEXT DATE: Aug 20, 2005 LOCATION: See web site EVENTS: Wall Following Quick Trip Line Following Mini Sumo Robot Talent Show CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Three classes, see rules AWARDS: Prizes and certificates awarded for each event INFO: http://www.dprg.org/competitions/
Subject: DTU RoboCup NAME: DTU RoboCup LAST DATE: Apr 20-22, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 12-14, 2005 LOCATION: Technical University of Denmark, Copenhagen, DENMARK EVENTS: Varied course including line and wall following CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Max 50cm high, 45cm wide AWARDS: Cash prizes INFO: http://www.iau.dtu.dk/robocup/about_robocup.html
Subject: Eastern Canadian Robot Games NAME: Eastern Canadian Robot Games LAST DATE: Nov 13-14, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Ontario Science Centre, Ontario CANADA EVENTS: Fire Fighter Sumo Photovore Solaroller Walker Triathalon Art & Innovation CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.robotgames.ca/
Subject: Eurobot NAME: Eurobot (6th annual) LAST DATE: May 21-23, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 20, 2005 LOCATION: Yverdon-Les-Bains, SWITZERLAND EVENTS: Each year the event is different, see rules CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.eurobot.org/ OTHER: Website provides in multiple languages. Contest is open to teams and robot clubs from all over the world.
Subject: Edventures Robotics Challenge NAME: Edventures Robotics Challenge LAST DATE: May 6-16, 2004 NEXT DATE: May, 2005 LOCATION: Challenge takes place at location of participant EVENTS: International Space Station Challenge CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.edventures.com/erc/ OTHER: The challenge is not against other robot builders. Each team attempts to complete the challenge and provides digital photos to the judges who make a final determination. There is not a single winner in the traditional sense.
Subject: Elevator:2010 Climber Competition NAME: Elevator:2010 Climber Competition LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: 2005 LOCATION: San Francisco, CA EVENTS: Autonomous climber must ascend a 60 meter scale model of a space elevator using power from a 10kW Xenon search light. CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 50kg max AWARDS: $50,000, $20,000, and $10,000 prizes INFO: http://www.elevator2010.org/site/competitionClimber2005.html
Subject: FIRA Robot World Cup NAME: FIRA Robot World Cup LAST DATE: Oct 27-31, 2004, BEXCO, Busan, KOREA NEXT DATE Oct, 2005 LOCATION: TBA EVENTS: HuroSot - Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament S-HuroSot - Single Humanoid Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament RoboSot - Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament S-RoboSot - Single Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament MiroSot - Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament S-MiroSot - Single Micro Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament NaroSot - Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament S-NaroSot - Single Nano Robot World Cup Soccer Tournament KheperaSot - Khepera World Cup Soccer Tournament S-KheperaSot - Single Khepera World Cup Soccer Tournament CLASSES: Autonomous only SIZE: See rules for each event AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.fira.net/
Subject: FIRST Robotics Competition NAME: FIRST Robotics Competition LAST DATE: Apr 15-17, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 21-23, 2005 (National Championship) LOCATION: Atlanta, GA EVENTS: Given a standard kit of parts, a set of rules, and a design workshop, corporate-sponsered teams of high school students assisted by professional engineers design and build robots. CLASSES: Remote-Control SIZE: Variable - defined in FIRST rules for each competition. AWARDS: Scholorships and other prizes. INFO: http://www.usfirst.org/ http://www.innovationfirst.com/firstrobotics/ OTHER: This competition is geared primarily towards teams of high school students with either coporate or university "sponsers" who work together to design and build the robots. FIRST is an acronym for Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology. FIRST was previously known as "U.S. FIRST" but is now open to students world-wide.
Subject: Harrisburg Science Festival NAME: Harrisburg Science Festival LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: Apr 11, 2005 LOCATION: Harrisburg, PA EVENTS: Maze Solving, Mine Sweeping CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.smsd.us/faculty%20pages/wjb/robotics/
Subject: Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge NAME: Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge LAST DATE: Dec 6, 2004 NEXT DATE: Dec, 2005 LOCATION: Oahu, HI EVENTS: Timed, multitask, tethered mission CLASSES: Remote-control SIZE: see MATE ROV competition rules AWARDS: N/A INFO: http://www.phys.hawaii.edu/~aapt/calendar/events2003-04.html OTHER: For more info email markr@soest.hawii.edu or wgspeed@earthlink.net Regional for the MATE ROV competition
Subject: HISPABOT NAME: HISPABOT LAST DATE: Apr 29-30, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr, 2006 LOCATION: University of Alcala, Mardrid, SPAIN EVENTS: Trackers Speeders Maze Free trial Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: Cash prizes up to 600 euros INFO: http://www.depeca.uah.es/alcabot/hispabot2004/concurso_eng.htm
Subject: Historical Electronics Museum Robot Festival NAME: Historical Electronics Museum Robot Festival LAST DATE: 2004 NEXT DATE: May 14, 2005 LOCATION: Historical Electronics Museum, Linthicum, MD EVENTS: Fire-fighting FIRST Sumo Robot combat CLASSES: Remote-Control and autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.robotfest.com/
Subject: House of NERC NAME: House of NERC LAST DATE: Oct 16-17, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct, 2005 LOCATION: Frieden's Firehall, Friedens, PA EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control SIZE: 1lbs (2lbs walking) and 12lbs (24lbs walking) AWARDS: Plaques and prizes INFO: http://robotconflict.com/
Subject: IRRF Open Challenge NAME: IRRF Open Challenge LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: Apr 18-23, 2005 LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV EVENTS: Autonomous 300 mile off-road race CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.irrf.org/ http://forum.irrf.org/
Subject: Istrobot NAME: Istrobot LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: Apr 27, 2005 LOCATION: Slovak University of Technology, Bratislave, Slovakia, EU EVENTS: Line following IEEE Micromouse Mini Sumo Free Style - show off whatever robot can do CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.robotics.sk/
Subject: K'NEX K*bot World Championships NAME: K'NEX K*bot World Championships LAST DATE: Jul 19-23, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jul 18-22, 2005 LOCATION: Las Vegas, NV EVENTS: Two-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous) Four-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous) Cyber K*bot Division (R/C) CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.livingjungle.com/
Subject: Robot-Liga NAME: Robot-Liga LAST DATE: Oct 2, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct 1, 2005 LOCATION: Kaiserlauter, GERMANY EVENTS: Collect Robo Volley Sumo Mini-Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.robotliga.de/
Subject: LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt NAME: LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt LAST DATE: Dec 11, 2004 NEXT DATE: Dec, 2005 LOCATION: Great Lakes Science Center, Cleveland, OH EVENTS: Robot egg hunt CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.eecs.cwru.edu/courses/lego375/egghunt.html OTHER: The egg hunt is for students of the Case Western Reserve University Autonomous LEGO Robotics class.
Subject: LVBOTS CHALLENGE NAME: LVBOTS CHALLENGE LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: May 14, 2005 LOCATION: Rancho High School, Las Vegas, NV EVENTS: Line following Line maze solving Mini Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.lvbots.org/
Subject: Manitoba Robot Games NAME: Manitoba Robot Games (9th Annual) LAST DATE: Mar 19-20, 2005 NEXT DATE: Mar 18-19, 2006 LOCATION: Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA EVENTS: Atomic Hockey - ping pong partical physics Sumo - Japanese style Sumo - Western style Mini-Tractor Pull - robot pulls weighted sled in minimal time Robo-Critters - contest for kids with supplied robot-kit CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: See rules AWARDS: Prizes award in each event INFO: http://www.scmb.mb.ca/
Subject: MATE ROV Competition NAME: MATE ROV Competition LAST DATE: Jun 25-27, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jun 17-19, 2005 LOCATION: Neutral Buoyancy Lab, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX EVENTS: ROV must locate and retrieve objects of varying size and shape CLASSES: Remote-Control SIZE: 84cm x 61cm x 61cm AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.marinetech.org/rov_competition/ OTHER: Open to High School and College Students only
Subject: Mechwars NAME: Mechwars LAST DATE: Oct 25-26, 2003 NEXT DATE: May 21-22, 2005 LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: 60lb, 120lb, 375lb AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.tcmechwars.com/
Subject: Melexis Safety Trophy NAME: Melexis Safety Trophy LAST DATE: Apr 24-25, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr, 2006 LOCATION: Leuven, BELGIUM EVENTS: Autonomous cars navigate scale traffic environment CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 500mm x 400mm x 750mm, 50kg AWARDS: 10,000 euros worth of prizes INFO: http://www.trophy.melexis.com/ OTHER: There will not be a 2005 contest
Subject: Micro Air Vehicle Competition NAME: Micro Air Vehicle Competition (8th annual) LAST DATE: Apr 9-11, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 19-21, 2005 LOCATION: Konkuk University, Seoul, South Korea EVENTS: MAV Surveillance (smallest to complete course wins) MAV Endurance Ornithopter Competition Design Competition CLASS: Autonomous and Radio Control. See rules. SIZE: No limit but winner is judged on how small it is. AWARDS: Trophies INFO: http://clubs.engr.arizona.edu/mav/home.html http://artm.konkuk.ac.kr/ OTHER: Contests must agree to sell their entries to the contest organizer for $1,500 each.
Subject: Micro-Rato NAME: Micro-Rato LAST DATE: May 5, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 11, 2005 LOCATION: University of Aveiro, Aveiro, PORTUGAL EVENTS: Micro-Rat competition (similar to micro-mouse but larger) CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://microrato.ua.pt/
Subject: NATCAR NAME: NATCAR LAST DATE: May 26, 2004 NEXT DATE: May, 2005 LOCATION: National Semiconductor HQ, Santa Clara, CA EVENTS: Autonomous robot car race CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 14 inch max wheelbase, 3 feet max length AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/natcar/ OTHER: A high-speed variation on line-following in which the line is a wire taped to a black floor with white tape. The wire produces a 75KHz magnetic field, so either optical or magnetic sensors may be used.
Subject: Robotica NAME: Robotica: National Festival of Robotics LAST DATE: Apr 22-25, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 29 - May 1, 2005 LOCATION: PORTUGAL EVENTS: N/A CLASSES: N/A SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://robotica2005.dem.uc.pt/
Subject: NC Robot Street Fight NAME: NC Robot Street Fight LAST DATE: Jul 4-5, 2003, Salisbury, NC NEXT DATE: Jun 2005 LOCATION: Salisbury, NC EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other CLASSES: Remote-Control SIZE: Five classes (see rules) AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.litewav.com/combat/ncrsf/ncrobotstreetfight.shtml
Subject: Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament NAME: Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament (10th annual) LAST DATE: Apr, 2003 NEXT DATE: Apr, 2004 LOCATION: Seaview Gymnasium, Edmonds Community College, Lynnwood, WA EVENTS: Robot Sumo - Japanese style Mini Robot Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous or Remote-Control SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.nwrst.com/
Subject: PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition NAME: PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition LAST DATE: Nov 20, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Challenger Learning Center, Phoenix, AZ EVENTS: Mini-Sumo Maze runners Line following CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Mini-sumo: 100mm x 100mm x .5kg Maze: 8 1/2" x 11" footprint AWARDS: Trophies & "really neat" coffee cups INFO: http://www.parex.org/autoevent1.shtml
Subject: PDXBOT NAME: PDXBOT LAST DATE: Jun 6, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 30 - May 1, 2005 LOCATION: Smith Center Ballroom, Portland State University, Portland, OR EVENTS: Nano-Sumo Mini-Sumo Micro-Sumo Japan Sumo Line-Following Robo-Magellan CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.pdxbot.org/
Subject: Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest NAME: Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest LAST DATE: Apr 3, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 3, 2005 LOCATION: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA EVENTS: Robot navigates maze and puts out fire. CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/ OTHER: This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College Fire-Fighting contest.
Subject: Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops NAME: Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops LAST DATE: Dec 4, 2004 NEXT DATE: Dec, 2005 LOCATION: Penn State Abington, Abington, PA EVENTS: Robots must pick up and shoot or dunk foam balls CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/robo-hoops/contest04.htm
Subject: Polish Sumo Robot Contest NAME: Polish Sumo Robot Contest LAST DATE: Jun 12, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 16, 2005 LOCATION: Poznan, POLAND EVENTS: Sumo CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 20cm x 20cm, 3000 grams max AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.sumo.put.poznan.pl
Subject: RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup NAME: RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup LAST DATE: Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2004 NEXT DATE: July 13-17, 2005 LOCATION: Osaka, Japan EVENTS: Soccer Simulation - Teams demo and test their robots Small-size Robot Soccer - F180 robots play soccer Mid-size Robot Soccer - Larger robots play soccer Sony Legged Robot Soccer - Legged robots play soccer RoboCup Junior - small robots play soccer Humanoid Soccer - humanoid robots play soccer Rescue Robots - NIST Standard Rescue Robot Test Field CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Small/F180 robots are 180 sq cm or less (e.g. 10cm x 18cm) Mid-Size roboat are 50cm x 50cm x 80cm Junior robots are under 220 sq cm and 22cm in diameter AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.robocup.org/
Subject: ABU Robocon NAME: ABU Robocon LAST DATE: Sep 11, 2004 NEXT DATE: Aug 25-29, 2005 LOCATION: Seoul, KOREA EVENTS: Robots must "climb the Great Wall and light the holy fire" CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.kbs.co.kr/aburobocon2004/ http://www.cctv.com/aburobocon2005/
Subject: RoboCup Junior Australia NAME: RoboCup Junior Australia LAST DATE: Sep 4-5, 2004 NEXT DATE: Aug, 20-21, 2005 LOCATION: Open University, Queensland, AUSTRALIA EVENTS: Dance, Rescue, Soccer CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/
Subject: RoboFest NAME: RoboFest LAST DATE: Apr 24, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 23, 2005 LOCATION: Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI EVENTS: Lego robot competition Lego robot exhibition Advanced robot competition Advanced robot exhibition CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://robofest.net/
Subject: RoboGames NAME: RoboGames LAST DATE: Mar 24-27, 2005 NEXT DATE: Mar, 2006 LOCATION: San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA EVENTS: FIRA, BEAM, Mindstorms, and Combat CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.robolympics.net/
Subject: RoboMaxx NAME: RoboMaxx LAST DATE: Oct 9-10, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct, 2005 LOCATION: Josephine County Fairgrounds, Grants Pass, OR EVENTS: Open Class Maze Solving 3kg Sumo Mini Sumo Micro Sumo Nano Sumo CLASSES: See rules SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.sorobotics.org/RoboMaxx/
Subject: RoboPraxis NAME: RoboPraxis LAST DATE: Dec 17-18, 2004 NEXT DATE: Dec, 2005 LOCATION: Cherry Hill, NJ EVENTS: Collision Avoidance Line Following RoboSapien Challenge Robot Dancing 12 pound robot combat 3 pound robot combat 1 pound robot combat CLASSES: See rules SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.sjrobotics.org/
Subject: RoboRodentia NAME: RoboRodentia LAST DATE: Apr 17, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 16, 2005 LOCATION: Mott Gymnasium, California Polytechnic, San Luis Obispo, CA EVENTS: Autonomous micromouse-like robot must navigate maze, pick up balls, and place balls in a "nest". CLASSES: Autonomous only SIZE: No limit (must navigate 12" wide paths in 8'x4' arena) AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://ieee.ee.calpoly.edu/ieee_cs/modules.php?name=Roborodentia http://www.ceng-web.calpoly.edu/openhouse/saturday.php
Subject: Robothon NAME: Robothon LAST DATE: Sep 25-26, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct 8-9, 2005 LOCATION: Seattle Center, Seattle, WA EVENTS: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot regional contest SRS/SERVO Magazine Robo-Magellan Line Maze - line follower maze running Mini Sumo - Traditional Mini Sumo - Advanced 3kg Sumo CLASSES: Remote-Control and Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.robothon.org/
Subject: Roboticon NAME: Roboticon LAST DATE: Mar 19-20, 2005 NEXT DATE: Mar, 2006 LOCATION: University of Guelph, Ontario, CANADA EVENTS: Robotic Soccer for Lego robots CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: see rules AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.cs-club.org/index.php?page=roboticon
Subject: Robot Fighting League National NAME: Robot Fighting League National LAST DATE: Oct 8-10, 2004 NEXT DATE: Oct, 2005 LOCATION: Herbst Pavilion, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.botleague.com/
Subject: Robot Riots NAME: Robot Riots LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Toronto, Ontario, CANADA EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.robotriots.com/
Subject: Robotex NAME: Robotex LAST DATE: Nov 26, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Tallinn Technical University, ESTONIA EVENTS: N/A CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: N/A AWARDS: N/A INFO: http://www.robotex.ee/
Subject: Robotic Revolution NAME: Robotic Revolution LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: Jul 2-3, 2005 LOCATION: New Orleans, LA EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.secr.org/
Subject: Robotix NAME: Robotix LAST DATE: Feb 4-6, 2005 NEXT DATE: Feb, 2006 LOCATION: IIT Khargpur, West Bengal, INDIA EVENTS: Fastrack.manual Fastrack.auto Softandroid CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: see rules AWARDS: Cash prizes and certificates INFO: http://www.robotixiitkgp.com/
Subject: SAE Walking Machine Challenge NAME: SAE Walking Machine Challenge (16th Annual) LAST DATE: Apr 28 - May 1, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 28-30, 2005 LOCATION: Montreal, Quebec, CANADA EVENTS: 1. Dash - point A to point B speed event. 2. Load Retrieval - point A to point B, receive load, return to A 3. Slalom - maneuver through tight turns and narrow gates 4. Trip Wire - point A to point B while avoiding trip wires 5. Object Seeking - A to B, pick up object, B to A 6. Obstacle Challenge - A to B while avoiding obstacles CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote Control SIZE: 1m high x 1m wide x 3m long maximum AWARDS: see rules INFO: http://www.sae.org/STUDENTS/walking.htm OTHER: Competition open to teams of undergraduate students only
Subject: Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition NAME: Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition (15th annual) LAST DATE: Apr 13-14, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jul, 2005 LOCATION: Great World City, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE EVENTS: Micromouse maze running CLASS: Autonomous SIZE: 25cm x 25cm AWARDS: Trophies INFO: http://www.np.edu.sg/~adp-alpha/micromouse/mice_main.htm
Subject: Singapore Robotic Games NAME: Singapore Robotic Games LAST DATE: May 18-20, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 27-29, 2005 LOCATION: REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE EVENTS: Legged Robot Obstacle Race Legged Robot Marathon Race Wall Climbing Robot Race Pole Balancing Gladiator Micromouse (open) Micromouse (JC/ITE) Micromouse (Secondary School) School Robotic Competitions Robot Sumo Robot Colony Competition Robot Soccer CLASSES: Varies by event, see rules. SIZE: Varies by event, see rules. AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://guppy.mpe.nus.edu.sg/srg/
Subject: South's BEST competition NAME: South's BEST competition LAST DATE: Nov 19-20, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL EVENTS: Different each year, see web site for details. The listed date is for the state-wide championship contest. A month earlier, the various teams have regional contests and the winners go on to compete at the state-wide competition. BEST is very similar to the larger FIRST contest except that in the BEST event, teams of students build robots from standardized kits with only minimal guidance from their corporate sponsers. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.southsbest.org/ http://www.bestinc.org/
Subject: SPURT NAME: SPURT (School Projects Using Robot Techniques) LAST DATE: May 14, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 20, 2005 LOCATION: Rostock-Warnemunde, GERMANY EVENTS: Race on the SPURT track CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: Must fit on track and be less than 20cm broad AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://spurt.uni-rostock.de/
Subject: TEAMS NAME: TEAMS LAST DATE: N/A NEXT DATE: May 6, 2005 LOCATION: Applied Physics Lab, Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, MD EVENTS: Similar to BEST/FIRST contests but limited to Maryland schools CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.theodysseyschool.org/~teams/
Subject: Techfest NAME: Techfest LAST DATE: Jan 28-30, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jan 20-22, 2006 LOCATION: Techfest 2005, IIT, Mumbai, INDIA EVENTS: Survivor and Yantriki CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.techfest.org/
Subject: The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge NAME: The Tech Museum of Innovation's annual Tech Challenge (15th annual) LAST DATE: Apr 24, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 30, 2005 LOCATION: San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA EVENTS: Pick a Pike - robot must find and collect a plastic fish in Lake Davis and return it to shore within three minutes. CLASSES: see rules SIZE: see rules AWARDS: US Savings bonds and other prizes. See website. INFO: http://www.thetech.org/learning/challenge/tech/ OTHER: The "challenge" is different each year. Information about it is available at special "challenge clinic" that occurs six weeks prior to the event. Video tapes of prior competitions are available.
Subject: Texas BEST competition NAME: Texas BEST competition LAST DATE: Nov 12-13, 2004 NEXT DATE: Nov, 2005 LOCATION: Moody Coliseum, SMU, Dallas, TX EVENTS: Different each year, see web site for details. The listed date is for the state-wide championship contest. A month earlier, the various teams have regional contests and the winners go on to compete at the state-wide competition. BEST is very similar to the larger FIRST contest except that in the BEST event, teams of students build robots from standardized kits with only minimal guidance from their corporate sponsers. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.texasbest.org/ http://www.bestinc.org/
Subject: TNO Robot Competition NAME: TNO Robot Competition LAST DATE: Nov 22, 2003, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS NEXT DATE: Jun 5, 2005 LOCATION: Den Haag, THE NETHERLANDS EVENTS: 5 missions within a 4 meter x 6 meter area CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: 60cm x 60cm and must cost less than 2500 euro AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://www.tno.nl/instit/fel/felnews/nl/robotcompetitie.html OTHER: Open to TNO institutes and Dutch organizations
Subject: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest NAME: Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest LAST DATE: Apr 18, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 9-10, 2005 LOCATION: Trinity College, Hartford, CT EVENTS: The goal of the contest is to produce a computer controlled robot capable of navigating through a mock house, locating a fire, and extinguishing the flames. Robot with the shortest time wins. CLASSES: Autonomous only. SIZE: 31cm x 31cm x 31cm. Expansion of robot or extension of probes is not permited at any time. No weight limit. AWARDS: $12,000 in prizes. See rules for distribution. INFO: http://www.trincoll.edu/events/robot/
Subject: UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest NAME: UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest (Eighth Annual) LAST DATE: Apr 17, 2004 NEXT DATE: Apr 16, 2005 LOCATION: University of California, Davis campus, CA EVENTS: Micromouse faces an unknown path from start to finish of maze. The maze cannot be solved by wall hugging. Mouse must map maze and determine shortest path, using advanced algorithms. CLASSES: autonomous only SIZE: Maximum base of 25 cm. by 25 cm. No height restriction (must fit through door of building!). AWARDS: Non-cash prizes for both categories. INFO: http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/umouse/
Subject: UK National Micromouse Competition NAME: UK National Micromouse Competition LAST DATE: Jun 19, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jun 11, 2005 LOCATION: Technology Innovations Center, Birmingham, UNITED KINDGOM EVENTS: Micromouse CLASS: Autonomous SIZE: see rules AWARDS: Brass cheese and cash prizes INFO: http://www.tic.ac.uk/micromouse/
Subject: Vancouver Robotic Games NAME: Vancouver Robotic Games LAST DATE: Jun 13, 2004 NEXT DATE: Jun 11, 2005 LOCATION: BCIT Campus, Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA EVENTS: Mini-Sumo Basic Line Following Advanced Line Following BEAM: Solar Roller BEAM: Photovore Walker Triathalon CLASSES: Autonomous SIZE: See rules AWARDS: See rules INFO: http://vancouverroboticsclub.org/
Subject: War-Bots Xtreme NAME: War-Bots Xtreme LAST DATE: Nov 26-27, 2004 NEXT DATE: Aug 27-28, 2005 LOCATION: Saskatoon Saskatchewan, CANADA EVENTS: "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other. CLASSES: Remote-Control only SIZE: LW, MW, and HW AWARDS: $10,000 in prize money INFO: http://www.warbotsxtreme.com/
Subject: Western Canadian Robot Games NAME: Western Canadian Robot Games LAST DATE: May 15, 2004 NEXT DATE: May 14, 2005 LOCATION: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Alberta, CANADA EVENTS: Robot Sumo Wrestling - western standards (5kg,9"x9") Mini Sumo Walking Robot Triatholon (3 events for walking robots) Robot Art and Innovation - open class Atomic Hockey - Ping Pong Particle Physics Well Head Blowout - similar to fire extinguiser contests BEAM Solarroller - Solar-powered bot race BEAM Photovore - More solar-powered bots SolarSpeeder Competition General exhibition, workshops and lectures CLASSES: Autonomous and Remote-Control SIZE: Varies with contest, see rules. AWARDS: Cash prizes ranging from $50 - $500 INFO: http://www.robotgames.net/robot_games.htm OTHER: Not all BEAM events occur at all BEAM competitions. =============================================================================

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