Robot Competitions


 
ROBOT CONTESTS AND COMPETITIONS FAQ                 Updated: Nov 1, 2013

Number of events currently listed: 120
 

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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
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Event Listing by Date
 

Nov 2,     2013 Bloomington VEX Tournament
Nov 8-9,   2013 Texas BEST competition
Nov 9,     2013 STHLM Robot Championship
Nov 10,    2013 International Micro Robot Maze Contest
Nov 16,    2013 AHRC Robot Rally
Nov 16-17, 2013 Robotex
Nov 22-24, 2013 All Japan MicroMouse Contest
Nov 24,    2013 Robocon
Nov 30,    2013 Robotic Arena
Nov,       2013 DPRG RoboRama
Nov,       2013 Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition

Dec 5-8,   2013 ROBOEXOTICA
Dec 7-8,   2013 South's BEST competition
Dec 16-19, 2013 IROC International Robot Olympiad
Dec,       2013 Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops

Jan 3-5,   2014 Techfest
Jan 22-23, 2014 Singapore Robotic Games
Jan 23-26, 2014 ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition
Jan 23,    2014 Powered by Sun
Jan 29,    2014 Kurukshetra
Jan 31,    2014 Robotix
Jan,       2014 FIRST LEGO League of Central Europe
Jan,       2014 Inter-School Robotics Challenge

Feb 14-16, 2014 Motorama Robot Conflict
Feb,       2014 Pragyan
Feb,       2014 Quark Roboficial

Mar 8-9,   2014 METU Robotics Days
Mar 14-15, 2014 AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
Mar 16-20, 2014 APEC Micromouse Contest
Mar 20-22, 2014 Festival de Robotique
Mar 22,    2014 Manitoba Robot Games
Mar 29-30, 2014 RobotChallenge
Mar,       2014 Apogee iStrike
Mar,       2014 Cognizance
Mar,       2014 EMBED National Robotics Challenge
Mar,       2014 Robotics Tournament
Mar,       2014 Techkriti RoboGames

Apr 12,    2014 Brown IEEE Robotics Competition
Apr 23-26, 2014 FIRST Robotics Competition
Apr 23-26, 2014 VEX Robotics World Championship
Apr 25-26, 2014 Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge
Apr,       2014 Alabama Robotics Competition
Apr,       2014 Alcabot-Hispabot
Apr,       2014 Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races
Apr,       2014 CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl
Apr,       2014 DTU RoboCup
Apr,       2014 Istanbul Technical University Robotic Olympics
Apr,       2014 Istrobot
Apr,       2014 Mercury Remote Robot Challenge
Apr,       2014 National Robotics Challenge
Apr,       2014 Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
Apr,       2014 Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge
Apr,       2014 Robotdalen Robotics Innovation Challenge
Apr,       2014 RoboRodentia
Apr,       2014 RObotX
Apr,       2014 Robot-SM

Apr,       2014 The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge
Apr,       2014 Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest
Apr,       2014 UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest
Apr,       2014 UNI MiniSumo Robotics Competition

May 31,    2014 ICRA Robot Challenge
May,       2014 Baltic Robot Sumo
May,       2014 CybAiRBot
May,       2014 Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
May,       2014 Eurobot
May,       2014 Motodrone AFO Competition
May,       2014 NATCAR
May,       2014 National SeaPerch Challenge
May,       2014 RoboFest
May,       2014 RoboRave
May,       2014 SPURT
May,       2014 Chibots SRS Robo-Magellan
May,       2014 Swiss Eurobot
May,       2014 University Rover Challenge
May,       2014 Western Canadian Robot Games

Jun 6-9,   2014 AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
Jun,       2014 Concurso Robótica Radio Servicio Aguilar
Jun,       2014 HBRC Challenge
Jun,       2014 International Autonomous Robot Contest
Jun,       2014 Los Angeles/Orange County Robot Challenge
Jun,       2014 MATE ROV Competition
Jun,       2014 NASA RASCAL Robo-Ops
Jun,       2014 NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge
Jun,       2014 National Underwater Robotics Challenge
Jun,       2014 RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
Jun,       2014 Pobot Junior Cup
Jun,       2014 Robotic Day
Jun,       2014 Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition
Jun,       2014 UK National Micromouse Competition

Jul 6-11,  2014 WCCI Competition
Jul 13-16, 2014 ASABE Robotics Competition
Jul 25,    2014 International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition
Jul 27-31, 2014 AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
Jul 28,    2014 International RoboSub Competition
Jul 30,    2014 Botball National Tournament
Jul,       2014 K*bot World Championships
Jul,       2014 Microtransat Challenge
Jul,       2014 RoboBombeiro
Jul,       2014 Robocore

Aug 7-17,  2014 Missouri State Fair Robot Expo
Aug 12-15, 2014 International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
Aug 29,    2014 DragonCon Robot Battles
Aug,       2014 AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
Aug,       2014 FIRA Robot World Cup

Sep 23,    2014 UAV Outback Challenge
Sep,       2014 euRathlon
Sep,       2014 MindSpark
Sep,       2014 National Junior Robotics Competition
Sep,       2014 Nigeria Robotics Championship
Sep,       2014 RoboCup Junior Australia
Sep,       2014 Robothon
Sep,       2014 Robotour
Sep,       2014 Robots Intellect
Sep,       2014 Sumo.uy
Sep,       2014 World Robotic Sailing Championship

Oct,       2014 CalGames
Oct,       2014 Chibotica
Oct,       2014 Critter Crunch
Oct,       2014 Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
Oct,       2014 Latin American Robotics Competition


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Explanation of fields


Each listing may include these fields:

NAME........The name of the competition
LAST DATE...Date of last known occurance of the competition
NEXT DATE...Date on which next competition will be held
LOCATION....Location where next competition will be held
EVENTS......A listing of events in the competition
CLASSES.....Autonomous or Remote-Controlled robots
SIZE........Max size or weight of robots that may enter
AWARDS......Type or value of awards
INFO........URL for rules, entry forms, or additional information

AAAI Mobile Robot Competition


NAME:       AAAI Mobile Robot Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 14-18, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul 27-31, 2014
LOCATION:   Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA
EVENTS:     Different each year, see website
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.aaai.org/Conferences/conferences.php

Alcabot-Hispabot


NAME:       Alcabot-Hispabot
LAST DATE:  Apr 4-10, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   University of Alcala, Madrid, SPAIN
EVENTS:     See website
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.depeca.uah.es/alcabot/

All Japan MicroMouse Contest


NAME:       All Japan MicroMouse Contest
LAST DATE:  Nov 23-25, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 22-24, 2013
LOCATION:   Nagareyama City, Chiba, JAPAN
EVENTS:     Micromouse Classic
            Micromouse Half-size
            Robotrace
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm
AWARDS:     Certificates
INFO:       http://www.ntf.or.jp/mouse/

AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest


NAME:       AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 8-9, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar 14-15, 2014
LOCATION:   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
EVENTS:     Different event each year.
CLASSES:    Autonomous or Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Cash prizes
INFO:       http://jsdc.ec.illinois.edu/

APEC Micromouse Contest


NAME:       APEC Micromouse Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 17-21, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar 16-20, 2014
LOCATION:   Fort Worth, TX
EVENTS:     Micromouse maze running
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm
AWARDS:     Cash prizes and trophies
INFO:       http://www.apec-conf.org/

Apogee iStrike


NAME:       Apogee iStrike
LAST DATE:  Mar 15-19, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2014
LOCATION:   BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, Goa, INDIA
EVENTS:     see website
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.bits-apogee.org/

AHRC Robot Rally


NAME:       AHRC Robot Rally
LAST DATE:  Nov 3, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 16, 2013
LOCATION:   My Inventor Club, Atlanta, GA
EVENTS:     Line following
            Advanced line following
            Beacon killer
            Beacon killer with obstacles
            Navigation by dead reckoning
            Bulldozer
            Mini-Sumo
            Line Maze Solving
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote control
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.botlanta.org/

Alabama Robotics Competition


NAME:       Alabama Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Apr 6, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
EVENTS:     K12 Student-made autonomous robots navigate obstacle course
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote control
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://outreach.cs.ua.edu/robotics-contest/

ASABE Robotics Competition


NAME:       ASABE Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 29 - Aug 1, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Jul 13 - 16, 2014
LOCATION:   Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
EVENTS:     A different agricultural themed contest each year
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://abe-research.illinois.edu/ASABERobotics
INFO:       http://www.asabemeetings.org/

AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition


NAME:       AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Aug 5-8, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2014
LOCATION:   Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, UND, Grand Forks, ND
EVENTS:     Fully autonomous air vehicles and sub-vehicles perform tasks
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       Max takeoff weight 1.5kg, max dimension 1 meter
AWARDS:     Large cash prize which increases each year until won
INFO:       http://iarc.angel-strike.com/
OTHER:      Open to university students only

AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition


NAME:       AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 7-10, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun 6-9, 2014
LOCATION:   Oakland University, Rochester, MI
EVENTS:     Autonomous ground vehicle navigates outdoor obstacle course within
            prescribed time while staying within 5mph speed limit.
CLASSES:    Autonomous (emergency RC control and 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/
OTHER:      Open to college students only.

International RoboSub Competition


NAME:       International RoboSub Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 22-28, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul 28 - Aug 3, 2014
LOCATION:   SSC Pacific TRANSDEC, San Diego, CA
EVENTS:     Autonomous underwater vehicles must complete an underwater
            course with various requirements.
CLASSES:    Autonomous
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.robosub.org/

Baltic Robot Sumo


NAME:       Baltic Robot Sumo
LAST DATE:  May 12, 2012
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Riga, Latvia
EVENTS:     Mini Sumo
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Cup as a traveling award and other prizes
INFO:       http://www.balticrobotsumo.org/

Bloomington VEX Tournament


NAME:       Bloomington VEX Tournament
LAST DATE:  Nov 3, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 2, 2013
LOCATION:   Bloomington, IN
EVENTS:     Light the Lamp (RC)
            Full Pull XL
            F8 Autonomous
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://sites.google.com/site/bloomingtonroboticsclub/

Botball National Tournament


NAME:       Botball National Tournament
LAST DATE:  Jul 6-10, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul 30 - Aug 3, 2014
LOCATION:   Galen Center, Los Angeles, 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/

Brown IEEE Robotics Competition


NAME:       Brown IEEE Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Apr 13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr 12, 2014
LOCATION:   Brown University, Providence, RI
EVENTS:     Maze navigation
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       Robot must fit within 25 cm cube
AWARDS:     Trophies and certificates
INFO:       http://brown.edu/Departments/Engineering/Organizations/Ieee/competition/

CalGames


NAME:       CalGames
LAST DATE:  Oct 4-5, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2014
LOCATION:   Freemont High School, Sunnyvale, CA
EVENTS:     FIRST-based
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.wrrf.org/

Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races


NAME:       Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races (10th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 19, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   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/

Chibotica


NAME:       Chibotica
LAST DATE:  Oct 14, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2014
LOCATION:   Libertyville, IL
EVENTS:     Line following
	    Robot Drag Racing
            Maze solving
            Mini-sumo challenge
            Talent show
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Will be announced at competition
INFO:       http://www.chibots.org/

Chibots SRS Robo-Magellan


NAME:       Chibots SRS Robo-Magellan
LAST DATE:  May 18, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   see website
EVENTS:     SRS Robo-Magellan
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.chibots.org/

CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl


NAME:       CIRC Central Illinois Bot Brawl
LAST DATE:  Apr 13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Illinois State University Redbird Arena, Normal, IL
EVENTS:     RC Combat
            Autonomous Sumo
            Line Following
            Line Maze
            Checkers on a Sumo Ring
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Sponsored prizes, trophies and certificates
INFO:       http://circ.mtco.com/

Cognizance


NAME:       Cognizance
LAST DATE:  Mar 23-25, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Mar 22-24, 2013
LOCATION:   IIT Roorkee, INDIA
EVENTS:     Armageddon, Powerdrift, Cyborg Breakin, Breachwars and Robosapiens
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://cognizance.org.in/

Concurso Robótica Radio Servicio Aguilar


NAME:       Concurso Robótica Radio Servicio Aguilar
LAST DATE:  Jun 1, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Tapachula, Chiapas, MEXICO
EVENTS:     see rules
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://electronica-aguilar.blogspot.com/

Critter Crunch


NAME:       Critter Crunch
LAST DATE:  Oct 18-20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2014
LOCATION:   Hyatt Regency Tech Center, 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/
            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.

CybAiRBot


NAME:       CybAiRBot
LAST DATE:  May 13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Poznan, Poland
EVENTS:     Sumo (Japanese rules)
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.sumo.put.poznan.pl/

DragonCon Robot Battles


NAME:       DragonCon Robot Battles
LAST DATE:  Aug 30 - Sep 2, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2014
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:      Event is part of the DragonCon Science Fiction convention

DPRG RoboRama


NAME:       DPRG RoboRama
LAST DATE:  May 11, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Nov, 2013
LOCATION:   Dallas, TX
EVENTS:     see rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Prizes and certificates awarded for each event
INFO:       http://www.dprg.org/competitions/

DTU RoboCup


NAME:       DTU RoboCup
LAST DATE:  Apr 9-11, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
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.robocup.dtu.dk/

EMBED National Robotics Challenge


NAME:       EMBED National Robotics Challenge
LAST DATE:  Mar 7, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2014
LOCATION:   Malta
EVENTS:     Student NXT Mindstorms robot contest
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://embed.skola.edu.mt/?p=370

euRathlon


NAME:       euRathalon
LAST DATE:  Sep 23-27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   TBA
EVENTS:     robots compete in simulated disaster response
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Cash prizes
INFO:       http://www.eurathlon.eu/

Eurobot


NAME:       Eurobot
LAST DATE:  May 9-12, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   France
EVENTS:     Each year the event is different, see rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.eurobot.org/

Festival de Robotique


NAME:       Festival de Robotique
LAST DATE:  Mar 14-16, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar 20-22, 2014
LOCATION:   Stade Uniprix, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA
EVENTS:     FIRST LEGO, FRC, FLL, jrFLL, Zone01
CLASSES:    Autonomous and remote-control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://festivalderobotique.ca/

FIRA Robot World Cup


NAME:       FIRA Robot World Cup
LAST DATE:  Aug 24-29, 2013
NEXT DATE   Aug, 2014
LOCATION:   Denver, CO
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
SIZE:       See rules for each event
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.fira.net/

FIRST LEGO League of Central Europe


NAME:       FIRST LEGO League of Central Europe
LAST DATE:  Jan 11-12, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan, 2014
LOCATION:   Obrigheim, GERMANY
EVENTS:     FIRST LEGO League
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.hands-on-technology.de/en/firstlegoleague/

FIRST Robotics Competition


NAME:       FIRST Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Apr 24-27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr 23-26, 2014
LOCATION:   St. Louis, MO
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/

Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge


NAME:       Greater Philadelphia SeaPerch Challenge
LAST DATE:  Apr 26-27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr 25-26, 2014
LOCATION:   Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
EVENTS:     Tethered underwater ROV missions
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.phillyseaperch.org/

Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge


NAME:       Hawaii Underwater Robot Challenge
LAST DATE:  May 19, 2012
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Richardson Pool, Pearl Harbor, Honolulu, HI
EVENTS:     Timed, multitasking, tethered mission
CLASSES:    Remote-control
SIZE:       see MATE ROV competition rules
AWARDS:     N/A
INFO:       http://www.materover.org/
OTHER:      Regional for the MATE ROV competition

HBRC Challenge


NAME:       HBRC Challenge
LAST DATE:  Jun 26, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Mountain View, CA
EVENTS:     TABLEBot Phase I, Phase II, Phase III
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.hbrobotics.org/

ICRA Robot Challenge


NAME:       ICRA Robot Challenge
LAST DATE:  May 6-10, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May 31 - Jun 5, 2014
LOCATION:   Hong Kong, CHINA
EVENTS:     Micro-Robot Challenge
            Virtual Manufacturing Challenge
            Solutions in Perception Challenge
            Modular and Reconfigurable Robot Challenge
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.icra2013.org/

Inter-School Robotics Challenge


NAME:       Inter-School Robotics Challenge
LAST DATE:  Jan 24, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan, 2014
LOCATION:   The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon, India
EVENTS:     Building Blocks
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.bulo.in/irc.aspx

International Autonomous Robot Contest


NAME:       International Autonomous Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Jun 29-30, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, San Diego, CA
EVENTS:     Autonomous navigatioun around fixed obstacles
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     cash prizes
INFO:       http://www.iaroc.org/

International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition


NAME:       International Autonomous Robot Racing Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 26-27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul 25, 2014
LOCATION:   University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS:     Autonomous navigatioun around fixed obstacles
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     cash prizes
INFO:       http://robotracing.wordpress.com/

International Micro Air Vehicle Competition


NAME:       International Micro Air Vehicle Competition
LAST DATE:  Sep 17-20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Aug 12-15, 2014
LOCATION:   Delft, THE NETHERLANDS
EVENTS:     Indoor MAV
            Outdoor MAV
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Radio Control. See rules.
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.imavs.org/

International Micro Robot Maze Contest


NAME:       International Micro Robot Maze Contest
LAST DATE:  Nov 4, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 10, 2013
LOCATION:   Nagoya University, JAPAN
EVENTS:     Micro robot racer (1cm cube)
            Climbing competition (1cm cube)
            Maze Solver (1 inch cube)
            2 leg robot competition (2 inch)
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://imd.eng.kagawa-u.ac.jp/maze/

ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition


NAME:       ION Autonomous Snowplow Competition
LAST DATE:  Jan 24-27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan 23-26, 2014
LOCATION:   St. Paul, MN
EVENTS:     Autonomous snowplow robots must remove snow on designated path
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.autosnowplow.com/

IROC International Robot Olympiad


NAME:       IROC International Robot Olympiad
LAST DATE:  Dec 17-20, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Dec 16-19, 2013
LOCATION:   Denver, CO
EVENTS:     Agricultural robots
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.iroc.org/

Istanbul Technical University Robotic Olympics


NAME:       Istanbul Technical University Robotic Olympics
LAST DATE:  Apr 11-13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Istanbul, TURKEY
EVENTS:     Line following
            Mini Sumo
            Fire Fighting
            Vacuum Cleaner
            Maze Solving
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.ituro.org/

Istrobot


NAME:       Istrobot
LAST DATE:  Apr 1, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   STU, Bratislava, Slovakia, EU
EVENTS:     Line following
            IEEE Micromouse
            Mini Sumo
            Free Style
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robotics.sk/

Korea Intelligent Robot Contest


NAME:       Korea Intelligent Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Oct 19-20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2014
LOCATION:   Pohang City, Korea
EVENTS:     Intelligent robots
            Cleaning robots
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://irc.piro.re.kr/

K*bot World Championships


NAME:       K*bot World Championships
LAST DATE:  Jul 22-26, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2014
LOCATION:   Las Vegas, NV
EVENTS:     Two-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous)
            Four-wheel drive K*bots (autonomous)
            Cyber K*bot Division (RC)
            Motorless K*bot Division (simple machines)
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.kbotworld.com/

Kurukshetra


NAME:       Kurukshetra
LAST DATE:  Jan 30 - Feb 2, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2014
LOCATION:   Guindy, Chennai, INDIA
EVENTS:     K!onstructor, Khimera, Pandemonium
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.kurukshetra.org.in

Latin American Robotics Competition


NAME:       Latin American Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Oct 18-20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2014
LOCATION:   Fortaleza, Brazil
EVENTS:     Brazilian Robotics Competition
            Robocup Latin American Open
            Brazilian National Olympiad
            National Robotics Fair
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.cbrobotica.org/

Los Angeles/Orange County Robot Challenge


NAME:       Los Angeles/Orange County Robot Challenge
LAST DATE:  Jun, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Santa Anna High School, Santa Ana, CA
EVENTS:     3-wall
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       20x15 cm
AWARDS:     cash awards
INFO:       http://www.sahsrobotics.org/

Manitoba Robot Games


NAME:       Manitoba Robot Games (9th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Mar 16, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar 22, 2014
LOCATION:   Tec Voc High School, Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA
EVENTS:     Mini-Sumo - Japanese style
            Sumo - Western style
            Mini-Tractor Pull - robot pulls weighted sled in minimal time
            Super Scramble - Walk, wheel or track, first over mixed terrain
            Line Follower - 4 layouts, flat and inclined
            Robo-Critters - contest for kids with supplied robot-kit
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Prizes awarded in each event
INFO:       http://www.scmb.mb.ca/

MATE ROV Competition


NAME:       MATE ROV Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 20-22, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center, Federal Way, WA
EVENTS:     Varies each year, see website
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       84cm x 61cm x 61cm
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.marinetech.org/
OTHER:      Open to High School and College Students only

Mercury Remote Robot Challenge


NAME:       Mercury Remote Robot Challenge
LAST DATE:  Apr 20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Stillwater, OK
            Puebla, MEXICO
EVENTS:     Teleoperated robots navigate course 100 miles from operator
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       12x12 inches
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://mercury.okstate.edu/

METU Robotics Days


NAME:       METU Robotics Days
LAST DATE:  Mar 9-10, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar 8-9, 2014
LOCATION:   METU Culture & Convention Center, TURKEY
EVENTS:     see rules
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://topluluk.odturobotgunleri.org.tr/

Microtransat Challenge


NAME:       Microtransat Challenge
LAST DATE:  Jul, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2014
LOCATION:   Atlantic ocean
EVENTS:     Robot boat race
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.microtransat.org/

MindSpark


NAME:       MindSpark
LAST DATE:  Sep 27-29, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   College of Engineering, Pune, INDIA
EVENTS:     Robowars, Dogfight, Search and Destroy
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.mind-spark.org/

Missouri State Fair Robot Expo

NAME:       Missouri State Fair Robot Expo
LAST DATE:  8-18 Aug, 2013
NEXT DATE:  7-17 Aug, 2014
LOCATION:   Missouri State Fair, Sedalia, MO
EVENTS:     see website
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.mostatefair.com/

Motodrone AFO Competition


NAME:       Motodrone AFO Competition
LAST DATE:  May 17-20, 2012
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Finowfurt, GERMANY
EVENTS:     Autonomous Flying Objects
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.motodrone.de/

Motorama Robot Conflict


NAME:       Motorama Robot Conflict
LAST DATE:  Feb 15-17, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Feb 14-16, 2014
LOCATION:   Harrisburg, PA
EVENTS:     "Robots" (RC vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES:    Remote-control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.nerc.us/

NASA RASCAL Robo-Ops


NAME:       NASA RASCAL Robo-Ops
LAST DATE:  Jun 4-6, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
EVENTS:     Teleoperated Planetary Rovers
CLASSES:    Remote-controled
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.nianet.org/RASCAL/

NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge


NAME:       NASA Sample Return Robot Challenge
LAST DATE:  Jun 4-9, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
EVENTS:     Navigate unknown terrain, avoid obstacles, return with a sample
CLASSES:    autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     1.5 million USD in cash prizes
INFO:       http://challenge.wpi.edu/

NATCAR


NAME:       NATCAR
LAST DATE:  May 20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   UC Davis Campus, Davis, 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.

National Junior Robotics Competition


NAME:       National Junior Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Sep 14, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   Science Centre, Singapore
EVENTS:     See rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.njrc.com.sg/

National Robotics Challenge


NAME:       National Robotics Challenge
LAST DATE:  Apr 11-13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Marion, OH
EVENTS:     See rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.nationalroboticschallenge.org/

National SeaPerch Challenge


NAME:       National SeaPerch Challenge
LAST DATE:  May 18, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Indianapolis, IN
EVENTS:     See rules
CLASSES:    remote control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.seaperch.org/seaperch_challenge/

National Underwater Robotics Challenge


NAME:       National Underwater Robotics Challenge
LAST DATE:  Jun 7-9, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Chandler, AZ
EVENTS:     See rules
CLASSES:    Remote Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.h2orobots.org/

Nigeria Robotics Championship


NAME:       Nigeria Robotics Championship
LAST DATE:  Sep 23-28, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State, NIGERIA
EVENTS:     Line Following, BOT Brush Robot, Mango Picking Roobot
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.futminna.edu.ng/niroc/

Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest


NAME:       Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Apr 13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
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/users/avanzato/robots/contests/firefighting/
OTHER:      This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College
            Fire-Fighting contest.

Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge


NAME:       Penn State Abington Mini Grand Challenge
LAST DATE:  Apr 16, 2011
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS:     Outdoor autonomous mobile robot navigation
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     $500 prize
INFO:       http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/users/avanzato/robots/contests/outdoor

Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops


NAME:       Penn State Abington Robo-Hoops
LAST DATE:  Dec 6, 2008
NEXT DATE:  Dec, 2013
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/

Pobot Junior Cup


NAME:       Pobot Junior Cup
LAST DATE:  Jun 1, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Sophia-Antipolis, France
EVENTS:     Waste collection robots
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.pobot.org/

Powered by Sun


NAME:       Powered by Sun
LAST DATE:  Jan 24, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Jan 23, 2014
LOCATION:   Ostrava, Czech Republic
EVENTS:     Race of solar powered robots
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://napajenisluncem.vsb.cz/

Pragyan


NAME:       Pragyan
LAST DATE:  Feb 28 - Mar 3, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Feb, 2014
LOCATION:   National Institute of Technology, Trichy, India
EVENTS:     Traffic Rush, Fix the Android, Diner Dash, Lanka Reloaded
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.pragyan.org/

Quark Roboficial


NAME:       Quark Roboficial
LAST DATE:  Feb 1-3, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Feb, 2014
LOCATION:   BITS Pilani KK Birla Goa Campus, Zuarinagar, Goa, India
EVENTS:     Amphibious, Raider of the Lost Ark, RoboKombat, Anaglyph
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.bits-quark.org/

RoboBombeiro


NAME:       RoboBombeiro
LAST DATE:  Jul 6, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2014
LOCATION:   San Miguel Pavilion, Guarda, Portugal
EVENTS:     Fire fighting robot contest
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://robobombeiro.ipg.pt/

Robocon


NAME:       Robocon
LAST DATE:  Nov, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 24, 2013
LOCATION:   Tokyo, Japan
EVENTS:     See rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.official-robocon.com/

Robocore


NAME:       Robocore
LAST DATE:  July 7-9, 2013
NEXT DATE:  July, 2014
LOCATION:   São Paulo, Brazil
EVENTS:     Sumo LEGO/VEX, Line following, Bot Hockey, combat
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robocore.net/modules.php?name=GR_Eventos

RoboCup Junior Australia


NAME:       RoboCup Junior Australia
LAST DATE:  Sep 20-22, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   University of Queensland, Brisbane, St Lucia, QLD, AUSTRALIA
EVENTS:     Rescue, Soccer
CLASSES:    Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robocupjunior.org.au/

RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup


NAME:       RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
LAST DATE:  Jun 27-30, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   tba
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
            RoboCup@Home - real world robot event
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/
            http://www.robocup2013.org/

Robotdalen Robotics Innovation Challenge


NAME:       Robotdalen Robotics Innovation Challenge
LAST DATE:  Apr 25, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Eskilstuna, Sweden
EVENTS:     demonstrate robot with most commercial potential
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Commercialization assistance
INFO:       http://www.robotdalen.se/ric2013

ROBOEXOTICA


NAME:       ROBOEXOTICA
LAST DATE:  Dec 6-9, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Dec 5-8, 2013
LOCATION:   Vienna, AUSTRIA
EVENTS:     Serving cocktails
            Mixing cocktails
            Bartending conversation
            Lighting cigarettes/cigars
            Other achievements in electronic cocktail culture
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.roboexotica.org/

RoboFest


NAME:       RoboFest
LAST DATE:  May 13, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI
EVENTS:     Game Competition - 2 autonomous robots work together
            Robot Exhibition
            Vision Centric Robot Challenge
            RoboShove
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://robofest.net/

RoboRave


NAME:       RoboRave
LAST DATE:  May 3-4, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Albuquerque, NM
EVENTS:     Fire Fighting, Line Following, Jousting, Robotovate
CLASSES:    autonomous except Robotovate which is remote control
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     cash prizes
INFO:       http://www.roborave.org/

RoboRodentia


NAME:       RoboRodentia
LAST DATE:  Apr 20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   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
SIZE:       No limit (must navigate 12" wide paths in 8'x4' arena)
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       https://sites.google.com/site/calpolycomputerengineering/

RobotChallenge


NAME:       RobotChallenge
LAST DATE:  Mar 23-24, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar 29-30, 2014
LOCATION:   Vienna, AUSTRIA
EVENTS:     Parallel Slalom
            Slalom Enhanced
            Standard Sumo
            Mini Sumo
            Micro Sumo
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.robotchallenge.org/

Robothon


NAME:       Robothon
LAST DATE:  Sep 21, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   The Armory, Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
EVENTS:     SRS Robo-Magellan
            Line Following
            Line Maze
            Mini Sumo
CLASSES:    Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robothon.org/

Robotic Arena


NAME:       Robotic Arena
LAST DATE:  Dec 15, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 30, 2013
LOCATION:   Wroclaw, POLAND
EVENTS:     Mini/Micro/Nano Sumo, micromouse, line following, freestyle
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.roboticarena.org/

Robotic Day


NAME:       Robotic Day
LAST DATE:  Jun 8, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun 8, 2014
LOCATION:   Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC
EVENTS:     Bear Rescue, Ketchup House, Line Following, Mini Sumo, RoboCarts
CLASSES:    autonomous and remote-control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Cups, certificates, sponsored prizes
INFO:       http://www.roboticday.org/

Robotics Tournament


NAME:       Robotics Tournament
LAST DATE:  Mar, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2014
LOCATION:   Rybnik, POLAND
EVENTS:     Micromouse
            Line following
            Freestyle
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.robotictournament.pl/

Robotour


NAME:       Robotour
LAST DATE:  Sep 21, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   POLAND
EVENTS:     Autonomous navigation in a park carrying a 5L barrel of beer
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.robotika.cz/

Robot-SM


NAME:       Robot-SM
LAST DATE:  Apr 27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Chalmer University of Technology, Gothenburg, SWEDEN
EVENTS:     Sumo, Mini-Sumo, Micro-Sumo, Line following, Folkrace, Freestyle
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.robotsm.se/

Robotex


NAME:       Robotex
LAST DATE:  Nov 23-25, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 16-17, 2013
LOCATION:   Tallinn University of Technology, Tallinn, Estonia
EVENTS:     see rules
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Cash and non-cash prizes
INFO:       http://www.robotex.ee/

Robotix


NAME:       Robotix
LAST DATE:  Feb 1-4, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan 31 - Feb 3, 2014
LOCATION:   IIT Khargpur, West Bengal, India
EVENTS:     Abyss, Overhaul, A.C.R.O.S.S., Lumos, The Seeker, Marauder's Map
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Cash prizes and certificates
INFO:       http://www.robotix.in/

Robots Intellect


NAME:       Robots Intellect
LAST DATE:  Sep 27, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   Kaunas, LITHUANIA
EVENTS:     Robots must fetch 1 kilo "bag of gold"
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     9000 EUR
INFO:       http://www.robotsintellect.lt/

RObotX


NAME:       RObotX
LAST DATE:  Apr 29, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   Sibiu, France
EVENTS:     Eurobot event
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.robotx.ro/

Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition


NAME:       Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE:  Nov 15-18, 2010
NEXT DATE:  Nov, 2013
LOCATION:   Ngee Ann Polytechnic, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS:     Micromouse maze running
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm
AWARDS:     Trophies
INFO:       http://www.np.edu.sg/soe/outreach/competition/micromouse/Pages/default.aspx

Singapore Robotic Games


NAME:       Singapore Robotic Games
LAST DATE:  Jan 22-23, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan 22-23, 2014
LOCATION:   The Marquee, Science Centre, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS:     Picomouse
            Sumo
            Robot Soccer
            Intelligent Robot Competition
            Wall Climbing
            Pole Balancing
            Underwater Robots
            Legged Robot Marathon
            Robot Colony
            Humanoid Competition
            School Robotic Competition
CLASSES:    Varies by event, see rules.
SIZE:       Varies by event, see rules.
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://guppy.mpe.nus.edu.sg/srg/

South's BEST competition


NAME:       South's BEST competition
LAST DATE:  Dec 1-2, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Dec 7-8, 2013
LOCATION:   Auburn University, Auburn, AL
EVENTS:     see rules
CLASSES:    Remote-control only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.southsbest.org/ 
            http://www.bestinc.org/

Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition


NAME:       Sparkfun Autonomous Vehicle Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 8, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Boulder Reservoir, Boulder, CO
EVENTS:     Autonomous ground and air robot contest
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://avc.sparkfun.com/

SPURT


NAME:       SPURT (School Projects Using Robot Techniques)
LAST DATE:  May 3, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   University of Rostock, 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/

STHLM Robot Championship


NAME:       STHLM Robot Championship
LAST DATE:  Nov 10, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov 9, 2013
LOCATION:   Stockholm, SWEDEN
EVENTS:     Sumo, folk-race, line following, freestyle
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.robotchampion.se

Sumo.uy


NAME:       Sumo.uy
LAST DATE:  Sep 11-14, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   Facultad de Ingenieria - Udelar, Montevideo, Uruguay
EVENTS:     Sumo, Liceal, LARC IEEE Open/SEK, Line following, Vision
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.fing.edu.uy/sumo.uy

Swiss Eurobot


NAME:       Swiss Eurobot
LAST DATE:  May 3-4, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Sion (Valais), Switzerland
EVENTS:     Eurobot regional
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       120cm
AWARDS:     Cup and certificates
INFO:       http://www.swisseurobot.ch/

Techfest


NAME:       Techfest
LAST DATE:  Jan 3-5, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jan 3-5, 2014
LOCATION:   Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, INDIA
EVENTS:     International Robotics Challenge
            Cassiopeian Wars
            Robotron
            Dimensions
            Xtreme Machines
            Code Master
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.techfest.org/

Techkriti RoboGames


NAME:       Techkriti RoboGames
LAST DATE:  Mar 14-17, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2014
LOCATION:   Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
EVENTS:     see website
CLASSES:    Autonomous and remote control
SIZE:       See website
AWARDS:     See website
INFO:       http://www.techkriti.org/#/competitions/robogames/

The Tech Museum of Innovation's Annual Tech Challenge


NAME:       The Tech Museum of Innovation's annual Tech Challenge
LAST DATE:  Apr 20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   San Jose, CA
EVENTS:     see website
CLASSES:    see website
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     US Savings bonds and other prizes. See website.
INFO:       http://techchallenge.thetech.org/

Texas BEST competition


NAME:       Texas BEST competition
LAST DATE:  Nov 9-11, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Nov, 2013
LOCATION:   Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, TX
EVENTS:     Total Recall
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.eng.unt.edu/texasbest/
            http://www.bestinc.org/

Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest


NAME:       Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest 
LAST DATE:  Apr 6-7, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
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
SIZE:       31cm x 31cm x 31cm. Expansion of robot or extension of probes 
            is not permited at any time. No weight limit.
AWARDS:     Cash and non-cash prizes. See rules for distribution.
INFO:       http://www.trincoll.edu/events/robot/

UAV Outback Challenge


NAME:       UAV Outback Challenge
LAST DATE:  Sep 24-25, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep 23, 2014
LOCATION:   Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
EVENTS:     Search and Rescue Challenge, Airborne Delivery Challenge
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.uavoutbackchallenge.com.au/

UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest


NAME:       UC Davis Picnic Day MicroMouse contest
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
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
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/

UNI MiniSumo Robotics Competition


NAME:       UNI MiniSumo Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Apr 26, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2014
LOCATION:   UNI, Cedar Falls, IA
EVENTS:     Ship-in mini-sumo
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.narobotics.org/

University Rover Challenge


NAME:       University Rover Challenge
LAST DATE:  May 30, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Mars Desert Research Station, Hanksville, UT
EVENTS:     Student teams build rovers for extreme desert environment
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://urc.marssociety.org/

UK National Micromouse Competition


NAME:       UK National Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 29, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2014
LOCATION:   Birmingham, UNITED KINDGOM
EVENTS:     Micromouse
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Brass cheese and cash prizes
INFO:       http://www.bcu.ac.uk/tee/events/techfest/micromouse

VEX Robotics World Championship


NAME:       VEX Robotics World Championship
LAST DATE:  Apr 17-20, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Apr 23-26, 2014
LOCATION:   Anaheim, CA
EVENTS:     Elementary, Middle, High school and University VEX contests
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote Control
SIZE:       see website
AWARDS:     see website
INFO:       http://www.vexrobotics.com/competition/

WCCI Competition


NAME:       WCCI Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 10-15, 2012
NEXT DATE:  Jul 6-11, 2014
LOCATION:   Beijing, CHINA
EVENTS:     Human-like bots
            Physical Traveling Saleman problem
            Turing Test Track
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.ieee-wcci2014.org/

Western Canadian Robot Games


NAME:       Western Canadian Robot Games
LAST DATE:  May 11, 2013
NEXT DATE:  May, 2014
LOCATION:   Calgary, Alberta, CANADA
EVENTS:     Sumo, Mini-Sumo
            Art and Innovation Bot
            Classic Line Follower
            Minesweeper
            LEGO Mindstorms
            Humanoid and Walker Challenges
            Off-road Challenge
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       Varies with contest, see rules.
AWARDS:     Cash prizes ranging from $50 - $500
INFO:       http://www.robotgames.com/

World Robotic Sailing Championship


NAME:       World Robotic Sailing Championship
LAST DATE:  Sep 2-6, 2013
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2014
LOCATION:   Brest, FRANCE
EVENTS:     Robot sailboats must navigate an ocean course around buoys
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.roboticsailing.org/

 

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