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ROBOT CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FAQ Updated: Nov 1, 2003 Number of events currently listed: 83

THIS LISTING IS PUBLISHED IN THE FOLLOWING FORMS: * Posted monthly in comp.robotics.misc, comp.answers, news.answers * Available in HTML format at http://robots.net/rcfaq.html * Available in ASCII format at http://www.faqs.org/faqs/robotics-faq/ * Available in condensed form in Servo Magazine 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 encourage. 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: Email steve@ncc.com Fax 972-404-0269

Event Listing by Date

Nov 7-9, 2003 Robot Riots Nov 8, 2003 CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition Nov 8-9, 2003 Olimpiada Robotica Nov 9, 2003 ChiBots Robotics Contest Nov 15, 2003 DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest Nov 15-16, 2003 Eastern Canadian Robot Games Nov 22, 2003 PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition Nov 20-22, 2003 Texas BEST competition Nov 21-23, 2003 All Japan MicroMouse Contest Nov 22, 2003 TNO Robot Competition Dec 6, 2003 Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition Dec 6, 2003 Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge Dec 6, 2003 Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops Dec 13, 2003 Robotics Society of America Robot Games Dec 13, 2003 LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt Jan 17, 2004 MURC Jan 24-26, 2004 CLIFFHANGER Jan 24-26, 2004 Yantriki Feb 22-26, 2004 APEC Micromouse Contest Mar 12-13, 2004 AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest Mar 13, 2004 DARPA Grand Challenge Mar 13-14, 2004 Manitoba Robot Games Mar 20-21, 2004 ROBOlympics Mar28-Apr1,2004 University of Florida Student Robotic Competition Mar, 2004 Citrus Robotics Robot Combat Mar, 2004 DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest Mar, 2004 BattleBots Mar, 2004 Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest Mar, 2004 Roboticon Apr 15-17, 2004 FIRST Robotics Competition Apr 16-17, 2004 OTEA National Robotics Competition Apr 16, 2004 Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races Apr 17, 2004 RoboRodentia Apr 17, 2004 UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest Apr 18, 2004 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest Apr 20-22, 2004 DTU RoboCup Apr 23-24, 2004 Steel Conflict Apr 24, 2004 RoboFest Apr28-May1,2004 SAE Walking Machine Challenge Apr, 2004 DPRG RoboRama Apr, 2004 Alcabot Apr, 2004 Micro Air Vehicle Competition Apr, 2004 Northwest Robot Sumo Tournament Apr, 2004 The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge May 14, 2004 SPURT May 15, 2004 Atlanta Robot Rally May 18-20, 2004 Singapore Robotic Games May 21-24, 2004 Eurobot May, 2004 Indonesian Robot Contest May, 2004 Micro-Rato May, 2004 National Festival of Robotics May, 2004 NATCAR May, 2004 PDXBOT May, 2004 Western Canadian Robot Games Jun 5, 2004 Argentine Championship Robot Soccer Jun 12-14, 2004 AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition Jun27-Jul4,2004 RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup Jun, 2004 MATE ROV Competition Jun, 2004 Botball National Tournament Jun, 2004 RoboFestA Jun, 2004 UK National Micromouse Competition Jul 19-23, 2004 K'Nex K*bot World Championships Jul 25-29, 2004 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition Jul, 2004 AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition Jul, 2004 NC Robot Street Fight Jul, 2004 Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition Aug 28-29, 2004 Southern Assault Aug, 2004 AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition Aug 2004 Robot Wars Aug, 2004 SOZBOTS Sep 3-6, 2004 DragonCon Robot Battles Sep 11, 2004 ABU Robocon Sep, 2004 RoboJoust Sep, 2004 FIRA Robot World Cup Sep, 2004 BotBash Sep, 2004 RoboCup Junior Australia Oct, 2004 House of NERC Oct, 2004 RoboMaxx Oct, 2004 Critter Crunch Oct, 2004 Robothon Oct, 2004 Twin Cities Mechwars Oct, 2004 Cleaning Robot Contest

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Copyright (C) 1994 - 2003 by R. Steven Rainwater.
Verbatim copying and distribution of this entire document is permitted in 
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Explanation of fields


Each listing includes a number of different 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.


AAAI Mobile Robot Competition


NAME:       AAAI Mobile Robot Competition (12th annual)
LAST DATE:  Jul, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Jul 25-29, 2004
LOCATION:   San Jose Convention Center, San Jose, CA
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/


Alcabot


NAME:       Alcabot
LAST DATE:  Apr 28, 2003, Madrid, SPAIN
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2004
LOCATION:   Madrid, SPAIN
EVENTS:     Line Trackers
            Speeders
            Maze
            Sumo
            Robot Skill Trial
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.depeca.uah.es/alcabot/
            

All Japan MicroMouse Contest


NAME:       All Japan MicroMouse Contest (23nd)
LAST DATE:  Nov, 2002, Yokohama, Japan
NEXT DATE:  Nov 21-23, 2003
LOCATION:   The Panasonic Center, 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


AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest


NAME:       AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest (17th annual)
LAST DATE:  Mar 14-15, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Mar 12-13, 2004
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/


APEC Micromouse Contest


NAME:       APEC Micromouse Contest
LAST DATE:  Feb 9-13, Fountaineblue Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
NEXT DATE:  Feb 22-26, 2004
LOCATION:   The Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA
EVENTS:     Micromouse maze running
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm
AWARDS:     Cash prizes and trophies
INFO:       http://www.apec-conf.org/
            http://www.apec-conf.org/2004/APEC04_Home_Page.html


Argentine Championship Robot Soccer


NAME:       Argentine Championship Robot Soccer
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Jun 5, 2004
LOCATION:   Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
EVENTS:     Middle League SimuroSot robot soccer
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.exa.unicen.edu.ar/cafr2004/pages/cafr2004.html


Atlanta Robot Rally


NAME:       Atlanta Robot Rally (8th annual)
LAST DATE:  Feb 15, 2003 Atlanta, GA
NEXT DATE:  May 15, 2004
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/


AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition


NAME:       AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 22 - Jul 25, 2003, Ft. Benning, Georgia
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2004
LOCATION:   Ft. Benning's McKenna MOUT site near Columbus, Georgia
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.


AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition


NAME:       AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul, 2003, Coronado Springs, Walt Disney World, FL
NEXT DATE:  Jun 12-14, 2004
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.


AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition


NAME:       AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition (5th annual)
LAST DATE:  Aug 7-10, 2003, San Diego, CA
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2004
LOCATION:   TBA
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.)


BattleBots


NAME:       BattleBots
LAST DATE:  Mar, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2004
LOCATION:   San Francisco, CA
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Cash prizes and The Golden Nut
INFO:       http://www.battlebots.com/
            http://www.battlebots.com/bnc_rules.asp  (rules)


Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition


NAME:       Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Dec 7, 2002, Dayton, OH
NEXT DATE:  Dec 6, 2003
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


Botball National Tournament


NAME:       Botball National Tournament
LAST DATE:  Jun, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2004
LOCATION:   San Jose, CA
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!


BotBash


NAME:       BotBash
LAST DATE:  Sep, 2003, Tempe, AZ
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2004
LOCATION:   Tempe, AZ
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.botbash.com/


Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races


NAME:       Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races (10th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003, CMU
NEXT DATE:  Apr 16, 2004
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/


ChiBots Robotics Contest


NAME:       ChiBots Robotics Contest
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Nov 9, 2003
LOCATION:   Schaumburg Public Library, Schaumburg, IL
EVENTS:     Basic line following
            Advanced line following
            Pound of Wood mini-sumo challenge
            Solaroller
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     N/A
INFO:       http://www.chibots.org/


CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition


NAME:       CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition (3rd annual)
LAST DATE:  Nov 9, 2002, Peoria, IL
NEXT DATE:  Nov 8, 2003
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/2003/sumorules.htm


Citrus Robotics Robot Combat


NAME:       Citrus Robotics Robot Combat
LAST DATE:  Mar, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2004
LOCATION:   Inverness, FL
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       see rules
INFO:       http://www.citrusrobotics.com/


Cleaning Robot Contest


NAME:       Cleaning Robot Contest (2nd annual)
LAST DATE:  Oct 27-31, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2004
LOCATION:   N/A
EVENTS:     Robotic Floor Cleaning
            Robotic Window Cleaning
            Housekeeping Ideas Contest
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.service-robots.org/cleaningrobotscontest/
            http://www.icra-iros.com/iros2003/


CLIFFHANGER


NAME:       CLIFFHANGER
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Jan 24-26, 2004
LOCATION:   N/A
EVENTS:     Rope-climbing
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.techfest.org/cliffhanger/


Critter Crunch


NAME:       Critter Crunch
LAST DATE:  Oct 24-26, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2004
LOCATION:   Sheraton Hotel, Lakewood, 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/contests32.htm#critter
            Rules: http://www.milehicon.org/critrule.htm
            History: http://www.owlhouse.org/laboratory/critter.html
            jdmorse@chisp.net (John Morse)
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


DARPA Grand Challenge


NAME:       DARPA Grand Challenge
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Mar 13, 2004
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.darpa.mil/grandchallenge/
OTHER:      DARPA recently announced that a maximum of 20 robots would be
            allowed to compete. Over 100 teams are building robots, so you
            may want to inquire with DARPA before starting a new team.


DragonCon Robot Battles


NAME:       DragonCon Robot Battles
LAST DATE:  Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2003, Atlanta, GA
NEXT DATE:  Sep 3-6, 2004
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. 


DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest


NAME:       DPRG Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 15, 2003, The Science Place, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2004
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.


DPRG RoboRama


NAME:       DPRG RoboRama (2003.a)
LAST DATE:  Sep 20, 2003, The Science Place, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2004
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. 2002.a and 2002.b). It has been held since 1997.


DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest


NAME:       DPRG Table-Top Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 15, 2003, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE:  Nov 15, 2003
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/


DTU RoboCup


NAME:       DTU RoboCup
LAST DATE:  Apr 24, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Apr 20-22, 2004
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


Eastern Canadian Robot Games


NAME:       Eastern Canadian Robot Games
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Nov 15-16, 2003
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/


Eurobot


NAME:       Eurobot (6th annual)
LAST DATE:  May, 2003, France
NEXT DATE:  May 21-23, 2003
LOCATION:   La Ferte Bernard, FRANCE
EVENTS:     Each year the event is different. The 2004 event is Rugby
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.anstj.org/robot/concours/eurobot/garde_en.html
OTHER:      Website provides in multiple languages. Contest is open to teams
            and robot clubs from all over the world.


FIRA Robot World Cup


NAME:       FIRA Robot World Cup
LAST DATE:  Sep 28 - Oct 3, 2003, Vienna, Austria
NEXT DATE   Sep, 2004
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/


FIRST Robotics Competition


NAME:       FIRST Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003 (National Championship)
NEXT DATE:  Apr 15-17, 2004 (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.


Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge


NAME:       Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Dec 6, 2003
LOCATION:   University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
EVENTS:     Timed, multitask, tethered mission
CLASSES:    N/A
SIZE:       N/A
AWARDS:     N/A
INFO:       N/A
OTHER:      For more info email markr@soest.hawii.edu or wgspeed@earthlink.net


House of NERC


NAME:       House of NERC
LAST DATE:  Oct 4-5, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2004
LOCATION:   Germansville Firehall, Germansville, 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/


Indonesian Robot Contest


NAME:       Indonesian Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  May 3, 2003
NEXT DATE:  May, 2004
LOCATION:   Jakarta, INDONESIA
EVENTS:     "Takraw Space Conqueror Asia"
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.kri.or.id/eng/index.php


K'NEX K*bot World Championships


NAME:       K'NEX K*bot World Championships
LAST DATE:  Jul 14-18, 2003, Las Vegas, NV
NEXT DATE:  Jul 19-23, 2004
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/


LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt


NAME:       LEGO MY EGG-O Robotic Egg Hunt
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Dec 13, 2003
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.


Manitoba Robot Games


NAME:       Manitoba Robot Games (9th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Mar 22, 2003, Manitoba, CANADA
NEXT DATE:  Mar 13-14, 2004
LOCATION:   Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
            Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
EVENTS:     Atomic Hockey - ping pong partical physics
            Sumo - Japanese style
            Sumo - Western style
            Robotic seek and capture - hide and seek with robots
            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/mrg.html


MATE ROV Competition


NAME:       MATE ROV Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 19-21, 2003, MIT, Cambridge, MA
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2004
LOCATION:   TBA
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


Micro-Rato


NAME:       Micro-Rato
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, PORTUGAL
NEXT DATE:  May, 2004
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/


MURC


NAME:       MURC
LAST DATE:  Jul 19, 2003, Manhattan, KS
NEXT DATE:  Jan 17, 2004
LOCATION:   Lakewood, CO
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       150g, 1lbs, 3lbs, 12lbs
AWARDS:     Trophies and contingency prizes
INFO:       http://www.murconline.com/


NATCAR


NAME:       NATCAR
LAST DATE:  May, 2003
NEXT DATE:  May, 2004
LOCATION:   N/A
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/index.html


National Festival of Robotics


NAME:       National Festival of Robotics
LAST DATE:  May 8-11, 2003, Lisboa, Portugal
NEXT DATE:  May, 2004
LOCATION:   PORTUGAL
EVENTS:     N/A
CLASSES:    N/A
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://robotica2004.isr.ist.utl.pt/


NC Robot Street Fight


NAME:       NC Robot Street Fight
LAST DATE:  Jul 4-5, 2003, Salisbury, NC
NEXT DATE:  Jul 2004
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


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/


Olimpiada Robotica


NAME:       Olimpiada Robotica
LAST DATE:  Nov 2-3, 2002, Columbia
NEXT DATE:  Nov 8-9, 2003
LOCATION:   Commercial Center Vizcaya de Medellin, COLUMBIA
EVENTS:     Robot race through maze
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.upb.edu.co/automatica/olimpiada/olimpiada.html


PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition


NAME:       PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Nov 2, 2002, Phoenix, AZ
NEXT DATE:  Nov 22, 2003
LOCATION:   Challenger Learning Center, Phoenix, AZ
EVENTS:     Mini-Sumo
            Novice Maze Solving
            Advanced Maze Solving
            Expert Maze Solving
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


PDXBOT


NAME:       PDXBOT
LAST DATE:  May 25, 2003
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
LOCATION:   Smith Center Ballroom, Portland State University, Portland, OR
EVENTS:     Mini-Sumo
            Micro-Sumo
            Japan Sumo
            Line-Following
            Talent Show
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.portlandrobotics.org/PDXBOT/


Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest


NAME:       Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar, 2003, Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2004
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/competitions.htm
OTHER:      This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College
            Fire-Fighting contest.


Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops


NAME:       Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
LAST DATE:  2002, Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
NEXT DATE:  Dec 6, 2003
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/robo-hoops.htm


OTEA National Robotics Competition


NAME:       OTEA National Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Apr 16-17, 2004
LOCATION:   Marion, OH
EVENTS:     Journey Robot
            Sumo
            BASIC Stamp Sumo
            Manufacturing Robotic Workcell
            Pick and Place
            Open Robot Construction
            Robot Maze
            Dragster Design
            Problem Solving
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZES:      see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.ohiotech.org/competitions.html


RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup


NAME:       RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
LAST DATE:  Jun 2003
NEXT DATE:  Jun 27 - Jul 5, 2004
LOCATION:   Lisbon, Portugal
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/


ABU Robocon


NAME:       ABU Robocon
LAST DATE:  Aug 31, 2002, Bangkok
NEXT DATE:  Sep 11, 2004
LOCATION:   Seoul, KOREA
EVENTS:     Robots must build and cross a bridge
CLASSES:    Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.kbs.co.kr/aburobocon2004/


RoboCup Junior Australia


NAME:       RoboCup Junior Australia
LAST DATE:  Sep 11, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2003
LOCATION:   AUSTRALIA
EVENTS:     Dance, Rescue, Soccer
CLASSES:    Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/


RoboFest


NAME:       RoboFest
LAST DATE:  Aug, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Apr 24, 2004
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/


RoboFest


NAME:       RoboFesta
LAST DATE:  Jun, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2004
LOCATION:   United Kindom
EVENTS:     Robot Explorer & Explorer Junior
            RoboCup Junior, Middle, Legged
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robofesta-europe.org/britain/


RoboJoust


NAME:       RoboJoust
LAST DATE:  Sep 20 - 21, 2003, Las Vegas, NV
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2004
LOCATION:   Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       1lb, 12lb, 30lb, 60lb, 120lb, 220lb, 140lb
AWARDS:     N/A
INFO:       http://www.robojoust.com/


ROBOlympics


NAME:       ROBOlympics
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Mar 20-21, 2004
LOCATION:   Ft. Mason Herbst Pavilion, 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/


RoboMaxx


NAME:       RoboMaxx
LAST DATE:  Oct 11-12, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2004
LOCATION:   Central Point, OR
EVENTS:     Open Class
            Maze Solving
            3kg Sumo
            Mini Sumo
            Micro/Nano Sumo
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.sorobotics.org/RoboMaxx/


RoboRodentia


NAME:       RoboRodentia 
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Apr 17, 2004
LOCATION:   California Polytechnic State University, 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


Robothon


NAME:       Robothon
LAST DATE:  Oct 25-26, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2004
LOCATION:   Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
EVENTS:     Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot regional contest
            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.seattlerobotics.org/robothon/


Roboticon


NAME:       Roboticon
LAST DATE:  Mar 15-16, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2004
LOCATION:   University of Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS:     Robotic Soccer for Lego robots
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://roboticon.cs-club.org/


Robot Riots


NAME:       Robot Riots
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Nov 7-9
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/


Robot Wars


NAME:       Robot Wars 
LAST DATE:  Aug, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Aug 22-31, 2004
LOCATION:   Nottingham, RAF, Newton, UK
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       N/A
AWARDS:     N/A
INFO:       http://robotwars.com/
            http://robotwars.co.uk/


SAE Walking Machine Challenge


NAME:       SAE Walking Machine Challenge (16th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003, Golden, CO
NEXT DATE:  Apr 28 - May 1, 2004
LOCATION:   Union College, Schenectady, NY
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


Robotics Society of America Robot Games


NAME:       Robotics Society of America Robot Games
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Dec 13, 2003
LOCATION:   San Francisco, CA
EVENTS:     Line Following
            Autonomous Mini Sumo
            Autonomous Fullsize Sumo
            NASA Lego Mindstorms Challenge
            Space-Elevator Climbing Event
            Walker Challenge
            BEAM Robot Competition
            Maze challenge
            AIBO Performance
            Robot combat
            Best of Show
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://robotics-society.org/games/


Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition


NAME:       Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition (14th annual)
LAST DATE:  Jul 15-17, 2003, Great World City, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2004
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


Singapore Robotic Games


NAME:       Singapore Robotic Games
LAST DATE:  May, 2003, Republic of Singapore
NEXT DATE:  May 18-20, 2004
LOCATION:   Singapore Science Centre, 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/


Southern Assault


NAME:       Southern Assault
LAST DATE:  Sep, 2003, Hendersonville, NC
NEXT DATE:  Aug 28-29, 2004
LOCATION:   Hendersonville, NC
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/


SOZBOTS


NAME:       SOZBOTS
LAST DATE:  Aug 16-17, 2003, Los Angeles, CA
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2004
LOCATION:   TBA
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.   
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       16oz max weight
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.sozbots.com/


SPURT


NAME:       SPURT (School Projects Using Robot Techniques)
LAST DATE:  May, 2003, Rostock-Warnemunde, GERMANY
NEXT DATE:  May 14, 2004
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/


Steel Conflict


NAME:       Steel Conflict
LAST DATE:  Feb, 2003, Pomona, CA
NEXT DATE:  Apr 23-24, 2004
LOCATION:   Anaheim, CA
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.steelconflict.com/


The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge


NAME:       The Tech Museum of Innovation's annual Tech Challenge (15th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 26, 2003, San Jose, CA
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2004
LOCATION:   San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA
EVENTS:     TBA
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     US Savings bonds and other prizes. See website.
INFO:       http://www.thetech.org/tech_challenge/
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.


Texas BEST competition


NAME:       Texas BEST competition
LAST DATE:  Nov 22-23, 2002, Texas A&M University
NEXT DATE:  Nov 20-22, 2003
LOCATION:   Texas A&M University, College Station, 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/


TNO Robot Competition


NAME:       TNO Robot Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 1, 2002, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS
NEXT DATE:  Nov 22, 2003
LOCATION:   The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS
EVENTS:     See website
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.tno.nl/instit/fel/felnews/nl/robotcompetitie.html
            

Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest


NAME:       Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest 
LAST DATE:  Apr 13, 2003 Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
NEXT DATE:  Apr 18, 2004
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/


Twin Cities Mechwars


NAME:       Twin Cities Mechwars
LAST DATE:  Oct 25-26, 2003
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2004
LOCATION:   St. Paul, 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/


UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest


NAME:       UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest (Eighth Annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 12, 2003 University of California, Davis campus
NEXT DATE:  Apr 17, 2004
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/~ieee/umouse/umouse.html


UK National Micromouse Competition


NAME:       UK National Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun, 2003, London, UK
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2004
LOCATION:   Technology Innovations Center, Birmingham, UNITED KINDGOM
EVENTS:     Micromouse
CLASS:      Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Brass cheese and cash prizes
INFO:       http://micromouse.cs.rhul.ac.uk/


University of Florida Student Robotic Competition


NAME:       University of Florida Student Robotic Competition
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Mar 28 - Apr 1, 2004
LOCATION:   University of FL Conference Center, Gainesville, FL
EVENTS:     Nuclear Fuel Disaster Remediation
CLASSES:    Autonomous or Remote Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://plaza.ufl.edu/niezreck/Robots_Competition_2004.html


Micro Air Vehicle Competition


NAME:       Micro Air Vehicle Competition (8th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2003, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2004
LOCATION:   TBA
EVENTS:     Surveillance - robot must fly 600 meters, locate and photograph
            a 1.5 meter target hidden behind a fenced enclosure 1.5m high.
            Heavy-Lift - robot must lift payload, fly 2 minutes and land
            safely. Smallest robot wins.
CLASS:      Autonomous and Radio Control. See rules.
SIZE:       No limit but winner is judged on how small it is.
AWARDS:     Trophies
INFO:       http://www.mae.ufl.edu/mav/mav/mav.htm
            http://www.nd.edu/~mav/competition.htm
            email daj@aero.ufl.edu
OTHER:      Contests must agree to sell their entries to the contest organizer
            for $1,500 each.


Western Canadian Robot Games


NAME:       Western Canadian Robot Games
LAST DATE:  May, 2003, Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology
NEXT DATE:  May, 2004
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:       WCRG Home http://www.robotgames.com/
OTHER:      Not all BEAM events occur at all BEAM competitions.


Yantriki


NAME:       Yantriki
LAST DATE:  Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2003, Bombay, INDIA
NEXT DATE:  Jan 24-26, 2004
LOCATION:   TECHFEST 2004, IIT, Bombay, INDIA
EVENTS:     Multiple levels and events, see rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.me.iitb.ernet.in/yantriki/
            http://www.techfest.org/



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