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AAAI Mobile Robot Competition                for more information :  http://robots.net/rcfaq.html

NAME:       AAAI Mobile Robot Competition (11th annual)
LAST DATE:  Jul 28 - Aug 1, 2002, Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2003
LOCATION:   TBA
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/

 

Acroname Robotics Expo and Contest

NAME:       Acroname Robotics Expo and Contest (2nd annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 5-6, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   Boulder Elk's Lodge, Boulder, CO
EVENTS:     Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot regional contest
            LEGO Line following contest - test of time and accuracy
	    Sumo - the usual
SIZE:       See rules for each contest
AWARDS:     Trophies
INFO:       http://www.robo02.com/
	    http://www.acroname.com/
            email expo@acroname.com
	    

Albany Robot Conflict

NAME:       Albany Robot Conflict
LAST DATE:  Aug 18, 2002, Albany, NY
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2003
LOCATION:   Altamont Fairgrounds, Albany, NY
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other.
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       1lbs (2lbs walking) and 12lbs (24lbs walking)
AWARDS:     Plaques and prizes
INFO:       http://www.arcclub.org/
	    http://robotconflict.com/


Alcabot

NAME:       Alcabot
LAST DATE:  Apr 25-26, 2002, Madrid, SPAIN
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   Madrid, SPAIN
EVENTS:     Line Trackers
            Speeders
	    Maze
	    Sumo
	    Robot Skill Trial
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.depeca.alcala.es/alcabot/alcabot2002/index.htm
	    

All Japan MicroMouse Contest

NAME:       All Japan MicroMouse Contest (23nd)
LAST DATE:  Nov 23-24, 2001, Yokohama, Japan
NEXT DATE:  Nov, 2002
LOCATION:   JAPAN
EVENTS:     Micromouse maze running
            RobotRace - alternate race for Micromouse bots
	    RobotRace Junior - alternate race for Micromouse bots
	    MicroClipper - bots find and flip cans
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm
AWARDS:     Certificates
INFO:       More information and rules available from:
            http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~ntf/mouse/mouse-e.html


AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest

NAME:       AMD Jerry Sanders Creative Design Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 8-9, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Mar 14-15, 2003
LOCATION:   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL
EVENTS:     Several robots compete for possesion of bocce balls and a bowling
            ball. Teams receive points for placing the balls in their home 
	    area and get a bonus for placing them on top of pedastals
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:  Mar 10-14, 2002, Adam's Mark Hotel, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE:  Feb 9-13, 2003
LOCATION:   Fountaineblue Hotel, Miami Beach, FL
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/2003/APEC03_Home_Page.html
OTHER:      The Micromouse contest will be held at 8pm, on the 10th.


ASCE Lunar Robotic Construction Contest

NAME:       ASCE Lunar Robotics Construction Contest (5th bi-annual)
LAST DATE:  Mar 17-21, 2002, Albuquerque, NM
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
LOCATION:   Albuquerque Hilton, Albuquerque, NM
EVENTS:     Robot must survive simulated lunar landing, located simulated
            subsurface lava tube, drill opening into lava tube, and mount
	    an airlock in such a way that it is air tight, allowing the lava
	    tupe to be pressurized.
CLASSES:    Autonomous and teleoperation (extra points for autonomy)
SIZE:       Must fit with in payload launch shroud dimensions (1/12 scale)
AWARDS:     N/A
INFO:       http://www.spaceandrobotics.org/
            http://www.technology.eku.edu/facstaff/BOLES/SP2000/rules2000.htm
OTHER:      The 2002 event will be held in conjuntion with the Space and
            Robotics 2002 Conference and Exposition


Atlanta Robot Rally

NAME:       Atlanta Robot Rally (6th annual)
LAST DATE:  Feb 9, 2002 Atlanta, GA
NEXT DATE:  Feb, 2003
LOCATION:   SciTrek Museum, Atlanta, GA
EVENTS:     Open Contest - contestant chooses his own goal for robot
            Kit Robot Contest - contestant chooses his own goal for kit robot
	    Vacuum Contest - autonomous household vacumming contest
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control.
SIZE:       No limits
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.botlanta.org/Rally/
            AHRC http://www.botlanta.org/
            email: cgrier@ix.netcom.com (Calvin Grier)
OTHER:      Sponsored by the Altanta Hobby Robot Club


Auckland Robotic Games

NAME:       Auckland Robotic Games (5th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Feb 17, 2001, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
NEXT DATE:  Feb, 2002
LOCATION:   Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND
EVENTS:     Aucklandianapolis (race event)
            Treasure Hunt
	    BEAM solar race
	    Innovation and Art Robots
	    RoboCup (soccer)
CLASSES:    Autonomous only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.citr.auckland.ac.nz/~jacky/robotgames/current/


AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition

NAME:       AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Jul 29 - Aug 3, 2002, Calgary, CANADA
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2003
LOCATION:   TBA
EVENTS:     Hostage Rescue - robot must locate hostages
            Nuclear Disaster - robot transports sensors to radiation area
	    Biological Emergency - robot returns data from quarentine area
CLASSES:    Autonomous only
SIZE:       No larger than a 10-foot (side) cube when operational
AWARDS:     Large cash prize which increases by $10,000 per year until won
INFO:       http://avdil.gtri.gatech.edu/AUVS/IARCLaunchPoint.html
            http://avdil.gtri.gatech.edu/AUVS/index.html
            robert.michelson@gtri.gatech.edu (Robert Michelson)
OTHER:      The main contest appears limited to university teams. However,
            the latest rules seem to imply that Robotics clubs and other
	    non-student organiztaions may enter teams provide there is at
	    least a token student on the team.


AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition

NAME:       AUVS International Ground Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 6-8, 2001, Coronado Springs, Walt Disney World, FL
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2003
LOCATION:   TBA
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.secs.oakland.edu/SECS_prof_orgs/PROF_AUVSI/index.html
            http://www.auvsi.org/competitions/
OTHER:      This contest is open to college students only.


AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition

NAME:       AUVS International Undersea Robotics Competition (5th annual)
LAST DATE:  Jul 31 - Aug 4, 2002, San Diego, CA
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2003
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
            bales@mit.edu (Dr. Jim Bales)
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, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
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)
	    email info@battlebots.com


Bay Area Robotics Society Robot Races

NAME:       Bay Area Robotics Society Robot Races
LAST DATE:  Sep 22, 2002, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2003
LOCATION:   Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
EVENTS:     Robot Sumo
            Line Slalom
	    The Maze
	    The Maze and Task
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.exploratorium.edu/pr/robotraces0902.html


Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition

NAME:       Boonshoft Museum LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Dec 7, 2002
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 29 - Jul 2, 2002, Norman, OK
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2003
LOCATION:   TBA
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:      $2000 registration fee!


BotBash

NAME:       BotBash
LAST DATE:  Sep 13-15, 2002, Tempe, AZ
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2003
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/
            email web@botbash.com


Canada First Robotic Games

NAME:       Canada First Robotic Games (9th annual)
LAST DATE:  Mar 1-3, 2002, Ontario, CANADA
NEXT DATE:  Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2003
LOCATION:   Humber College Athletic Centre, Etobicoke, Ontario, CANADA
EVENTS:     RoboBiathlon - robots navigate course and fire projectiles
CLASSES:    Remote-Control only
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.canadafirst.org/
            canadafirst@home.com
OTHER:      Entry is limited to high-school level students and a very large
            entry fee of $8,750 per team is required. Originally inspired by 
	    the US FIRST competition (which now has regional events in Canada).


Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races

NAME:       Carnegie Mellon Mobot Races (8th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 19, 2002, CMU
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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/


Central Jersey Robot Conflict

NAME:       Central Jersey Robot Conflict
LAST DATE:  Sep 22, 2001, Cherry Hill, NJ
NEXT DATE:  Oct 10-13, 2002
LOCATION:   ShoreCon Convention, Hilton Hotel, Cherry Hill, NJ
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/
            http://www.completestrategygaming.com/shorecon/


CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition

NAME:       CIRC Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition (3rd annual)
LAST DATE:  Nov 17, 2001, Peoria, IL
NEXT DATE:  Nov 9, 2002
LOCATION:   Peoria, IL
EVENTS:     Japanese (3kg) Sumo 
            Middle Weight (1.5kg) Sumo
	    Mini (500g) Sumo
	    Lego Sumo
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
INFO:       http://www.circ.mtco.com/02smenu.htm


Citrus Robotics Robot Combat

NAME:       Citrus Robotics Robot Combat
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Jan, 2003
LOCATION:   Verness, 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
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Oct 1 - 3, 2002 
LOCATION:   EPFL, Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
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/


Critter Crunch

NAME:       Critter Crunch
LAST DATE:  Oct 26-28 2001, Denver, CO
NEXT DATE:  Oct 18-20, 2002
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


DragonCon Robot Battles

NAME:       DragonCon Robot Battles
LAST DATE:  Sep 2, 2002, Atlanta, GA
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2003
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.scenic-city.com/robot/  (Robot Battle page)
            http://www.dragoncon.org/  (DragonCon home page)
            email: kellylockhart@yahoo.com (Kelly Lockhart)
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:  Feb 16, 2002, The Science Place, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE:  Feb, 2003
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 21, 2002, The Science Place, Dallas, TX
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Oct 12, 2002
LOCATION:   See web site
EVENTS:     Wall Following 
            Quick Trip
            Line Following
	    Mini Sumo
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, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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


Eurobot

NAME:       Eurobot (6th annual)
LAST DATE:  May 10-12, 2002, France
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
LOCATION:   La Ferte Bernard, FRANCE
EVENTS:     Each year the event is different. The 2002 event is called
            The Flying Billiards.
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:  May 23-29, 2002, Seoul, Korea
NEXT DATE   May, 2003
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/
            email fira@fira.net


FIRST Robotics Competition

NAME:       FIRST Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  Apr 25-27, 2002 (National Championship)
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003 (National Championship)
LOCATION:   EPCOT, Orlando, FL
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. Note that there are regional
	    FIRST events in Canada as well as an unrelated competition 
	    called Canada FIRST.


Hobby Show Robot Conflict

NAME:       Hobby Show Robot Conflict
LAST DATE:  Mar 23-24, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
LOCATION:   Fort Washington Expo Center, Philadelphia, PA
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       1lb (2lbs walking), 12lbs (24lbs walking), 30lbs (55lbs walking)
AWARDS:     Plaques and prizes provided by sponsers
INFO:       http://robotconflict.com/


IEE World Micromouse Championships

NAME:       IEE World Micromouse Championships (11th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Mar 14, 2000, London, UK
NEXT DATE:  2002
LOCATION:   TBA
EVENTS:     Teenage (full-time pre-university students)
            Intermediate (Univeristy & other non-industry)
            Advanced (Industry and previous winners)
CLASSES:    Autonmous only.
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm. No height limit.
AWARDS:     Cash prizes and the "IEE coveted Brass Cheese Trophie"
INFO:       http://www.iee.org/Micromouse/
OTHER:      There will be no IEE Micromouse competition in 2001


Indonesian Robot Contest

NAME:       Indonesian Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 23, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
LOCATION:   Graha, Institute of Technology, Surabaya, INDONESIA
EVENTS:     "Reach the top of Mt. Bromo"
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     Winner sent to Robocon in Japan
INFO:       http://www.eepis-its.edu/irc2002/


International Robot Games Festival

NAME:       International Robot Games Festival
LAST DATE:  Aug 24 - Nov 25, 2001, Japan
NEXT DATE:  2003
LOCATION:   TBA
EVENTS:     RoboCup demonstration - Soccer played by autonomous robots
            Robot GrandPrix - A collection of several smaller contests
	    Intelligent Robot Contest - Timed task execution
	    Sumo - the usual
	    Micromouse - the usual
	    Kawasaki Contest - R/C robots fight in 1.8 meter ring
	    Micro-robot Joint Contest - various contests for 2cm robots
	    Japan Micom Car Rally - Autonomous robot-car race
	    Senmon Gakko Competition - Obstacle course and balloon bursting
	    International Design Contest - Mixed nationality teams build bots
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules for each contest
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robofesta.net/e-contents/E_index/E_index.html


K'NEX K*bot World Championships

NAME:       K'NEX K*bot World Championships
LAST DATE:  Jul 15-19, 2002, Las Vegas, NV
NEXT DATE:  Jul 14-18, 2003
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 28, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 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 (7th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 6-7, 2002, Manitoba, CANADA
NEXT DATE:  Mar 22, 2003
LOCATION:   Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
            190 Rupert Street
	    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 for each contest
AWARDS:     Prizes award in each event
INFO:       http://www.scmb.mb.ca/mrg.html
            email: rcdesign@mb.sympatico.ca
OTHER:      Robot Seek and Capture contest is limited to grade students of
            junior level up to S1/Grade 9 and senior level up to S4/Grade 12.


MATE ROV Competition

NAME:       MATE ROV Competition
LAST DATE:  May 19-22, 2002, Cape Canaveral, FL
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
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


Melexis Safety Trophy

NAME:       Melexis Safety Trophy
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   BELGIUM
EVENTS:     Robot car must navigate simulated traffic situations
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       L700mm x W500mm x H800mm, 50Kg
AWARDS:     Citroen C3
INFO:       http://www.melexis.com/home_trophy.htm


METU Robot Games

NAME:       METU Robot Games
LAST DATE:  Oct 14, 2001
NEXT DATE:  Oct, 2002
LOCATION:   Middle East Technical University Campus, Ankara, TURKEY
EVENTS:     Robo-Top - Robots compete two at time to capture tennis balls
            Open Category - points awarded for creativity, technology, etc.
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       30cm x 30cm footprint
AWARDS:     $10,000 in prizes. See rules for distribution.
INFO:       http://robot.metu.edu.tr/
            email: robot@metu.edu.tr
OTHER:      Participation in games is limited to students.


Micro-Rato

NAME:       Micro-Rato
LAST DATE:  Apr 24-25, 2002, University of Aveiro, Aveiro, PORTUGAL
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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:  Aug, 2002, Olathe, KS
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2003
LOCATION:   N/A
EVENTS:     "Robots" (R/C vehicles) attempt to destroy each other
CLASSES:    Remote-Control
SIZE:       Antweight, Beetleweight, 12lb, 30lb
AWARDS:     Trophies and contingency prizes
INFO:       http://www.murconline.com/


NATCAR

NAME:       NATCAR
LAST DATE:  May, 2002
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
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:  Apr, 2002, Guimaraes, Portugal
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   Guimaraes, PORTUGAL
EVENTS:     N/A
CLASSES:    N/A
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robotica.dei.uminho.pt/robotica2001/


NC Robot Street Fight

NAME:       NC Robot Street Fight
LAST DATE:  Apr 6, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Dec 7, 2002
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, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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.sinerobotics.com/sumo/
            http://www.edcc.edu/campus/maps/campus.stm  (Map)
            email bill@sinerobotics.com (Bill Harison)


Olimpiada Robotica

NAME:       Olimpiada Robotica
LAST DATE:  2001
NEXT DATE:  Nov 2-3, 2002, Columbia
LOCATION:   C. C. Monterrey Great Commercial Center, COLUMBIA
EVENTS:     Robot race through maze
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.geocities.com/olimpiadarobotica2002/


PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition

NAME:       PAReX Autonomous Robotics Competition
LAST DATE:  May 18, 2002, Phoenix, AZ
NEXT DATE:  Nov 2, 2002, Challenger Learning Center, Phoenix, AZ
LOCATION:   Challenger Learning Center, Phoenix, AZ
EVENTS:     Mini-Sumo
            Begining Maze Solving
	    Advanced 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


PARTS Mini-Sumo Robot Competition

NAME:       PARTS Mini-Sumo Robot Competition (4th Annual)
LAST DATE:  May 19, 2002
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
LOCATION:   Smith Center Ballroom, Portland State University, Portland, OR
EVENTS:     Mini-Sumo
            Micro-Sumo
	    Line-Following
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       10cm x 10cm x 10cm. No more than 500 grams.
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.portlandrobotics.org/


Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest

NAME:       Penn State Abington Fire-Fighting Robot Contest
LAST DATE:  Mar 23, 2002, Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
LOCATION:   Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS:     Robot navigates maze and puts out fire.
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/
OTHER:      This is a regional qualifier for the Trinity College
            Fire-Fighting contest.


Penn State Abington Robo-Trailblazers

NAME:       Penn State Abington Robo-Trailblazers
LAST DATE:  Dec 8, 2001, Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
NEXT DATE:  2002
LOCATION:   Penn State Abington, Abington, PA
EVENTS:     Robot navigates around obstacles and interacts with model train
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.ecsel.psu.edu/~avanzato/robots/contests/


RI/SME Student Robotic Engineering Challenge

NAME:       RI/SME Student Robotic Engineering Challenge (16th annual)
LAST DATE:  May 4-5, 2002, Pittsburgh, PA
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
LOCATION:   Pittsburgh, PA
EVENTS:     Manufacturing Workcell - Design and build a workcell
            Block Scramble - Use robotic assembling to stack blocks
	    Flexible Manufacturing - reprogram existing workcell
	    Journey Robot - robot must complete obstacle course
	    Top of the Hill - robot must place and retrieve objects
	    Lunar Object Search - robot must locate and specific rock
	    Pick and Place - table-top robot moves objects
	    Product Design - design and build a soccer robot
            Robot Construction - build a robot to perform a given task
	    Robot Maze - standard micromouse kits
	    Robot Simulation - Build a virtual robot in a VR environment
	    Sumo - the usual
	    Up and Down the Staircase - robot must ascend and descend stairs
            Special Design - Design 3D robot simulations
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZES:      see rules
AWARDS:     see rules
INFO:       http://www.sme.org/robotcontest
            email cartkat@sme.org
OTHER:      Middle School, High School, and Post-Secondary School students are
            eligible to participate. See rules for specific requirements.


RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup

NAME:       RoboCup Robot Soccer World Cup
LAST DATE:  Jun 19-23, Fukouka, JAPAN
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2003
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
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, Tokyo, JAPAN
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2003
LOCATION:   Bangkok, THAILAND
EVENTS:     Cubic Bingo - team robot bingo
CLASSES:    Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE:       1.2m x 1.2m x 3m, less than 50kg
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.abu.org.my/programme/robocon/robocon.htm
            http://www.nhk.or.jp/bunken/BCRI-rup/h16-ru2.html
            http://fibo.kmutt.ac.th/announcement/abu/abu_news9.htm
            http://www.nep21.co.jp/robocon/kokunai/index2002.html
            email robocon@nep21.co.jp


RoboCup Junior Australia

NAME:       RoboCup Junior Australia
LAST DATE:  Sep 12-14, Melbourne, 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 17, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Aug, 2003
LOCATION:   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 7-8, 2002, Rome ITALY
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2003
LOCATION:   Rome, ITALY
EVENTS:     Robot Explorer & Explorer Junior
            RoboCup Junior, Middle, Legged
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.pacinottiroma.it/torneo.htm
            email robotica@pacinottiroma.it


RoboFlag

NAME:       RoboFlag
LAST DATE:  Mar 13, 2002, Carleton University, CANADA
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
LOCATION:   Bell Theatre, Carleton University, Ottawa, CANADA
EVENTS:     Capture the Flag
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       Must fit within 30.5 cm cube. No weight restriction.
AWARDS:     See rules and FAQ
INFO:       http://roboflag.carleton.ca/
            email wsitch@doe.carleton.ca (William Sitch)


RoboJoust

NAME:       RoboJoust
LAST DATE:  Jul 13, 2002, Las Vegas, NV
NEXT DATE:  Nov 9-10, 2002
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/


RoboMaxx

NAME:       RoboMaxx
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Oct 12 - 13, 2002
LOCATION:   Central Point, OR
EVENTS:     Open Class
            Mini-Sumo beginner
	    Mine-Sumo advanced
	    Maze Solver
	    Lego Creations
	    Mini Bbots
	    Micro Sumo
	    Line followers
CLASSES:    See rules
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.1sorc.com/robomaxx/


RoboRodentia

NAME:       RoboRodentia 
LAST DATE:  Apr 19-21 2002, Cal Poly
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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://www.ieee.calpoly.edu/cs/RoboRodentia.html
            email: mdupuy@calpoly.edu
OTHER:      Open to Cal Poly students only


Robothon

NAME:       Robothon
LAST DATE:  May 3-4, 2002, Seattle, WA
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
LOCATION:   Seattle Center, Seattle, WA
EVENTS:     Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot regional contest
            Northwest Regional Botball Championship
            Line Maze - line follower maze running
	    Mini Sumo - like Sumo but smaller
	    3kg Sumo
            Floor Exercise - free form exhibition
CLASSES:    Remote-Control and Autonomous
SIZE:       See rules.
AWARDS:     $1500 in cash prizes. See rules for distribution.
INFO:       http://www.seattlerobotics.org/robothon/
            email robothon@seattlerobotics.org


Roboticon

NAME:       Roboticon
LAST DATE:  N/A
NEXT DATE:  Mar 15-16, 2003
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 Wars

NAME:       Robot Wars 
LAST DATE:  Jan 24-30, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Jan, 2003
LOCATION:   Docklands, London, 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/usa-rules.html


SAE Walking Machine Challenge

NAME:       SAE Walking Machine Challenge (15th Annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 25-27, 2002, Aguascalientes, MEXICO
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   Golden, CO
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 Retrieval - A to B, pick up object, B to A
            6.  Obstacle Course - point A to point B while avoiding obstacles
            7.  Object Seek in Obstacle Course - Find the traffic cone
            8.  Hill Climb - point A to point B over a hill
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
            http://bonaterra.edu.mx/robotics/
            email fpatino@bonaterra.edu.mx
OTHER:      Competition open to teams of undergraduate students only


San Francisco Robotics Society Robot Games

NAME:       San Francisco Robotics Society Robot Games
LAST DATE:  Mar, 2002, Exploratorium, San Francisco
NEXT DATE:  Mar, 2003
LOCATION:   Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
EVENTS:     The Line Slalom
            Autonomous Mini Sumo
            Autonomous Lightweight Sumo
	    Autonomous Heavyweight Sumo
	    Lego Mindstorms Challenge
	    Hexapod Challenge
	    BEAM Robot Competition
	    Maze challenge
	    AIBO Performer
	    Open Events
CLASSES:    Autonomous and Remote-Control
SIZE:       See rules
AWARDS:     See rules
INFO:       http://www.robots.org/


Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition

NAME:       Singapore Inter-School Micromouse Competition (12th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   Great World City, Level 1 Atrium, REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE
EVENTS:     Micromouse maze running
CLASS:      Autonomous
SIZE:       25cm x 25cm
AWARDS:     Trophies
INFO:       http://www.np.edu.sq/alpha/mice_hp.htm


Singapore Robotic Games

NAME:       Singapore Robotic Games
LAST DATE:  May 18-20, 2002, Republic of Singapore
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
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/
            mpeangh@nus.edu.sg (Dr. Marcelo H. Ang Jr.)


Southern Assault

NAME:       Southern Assault
LAST DATE:  Sep 1, 2002, Hendersonville, NC
NEXT DATE:  Sep, 2003
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:  Jul 20, 2002, Burbank, CA
NEXT DATE:  Jul, 2003
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 24, 2002, Rostock-Warnemunde, GERMANY
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
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:  Aug 24-25, 2002, Pomona, CA
NEXT DATE:  Feb, 2003
LOCATION:   Pomona, 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 10, 2002, San Jose, CA
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2002
LOCATION:   San Jose Civic Auditorium, San Jose, CA
EVENTS:     Olympic Torch Relay Robot
CLASSES:    see rules
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     US Savings bonds and other prizes. See rules.
INFO:       http://www.thetech.org/exhibits_events/competit/tech_challenge/
            Email  challenge@thetech.org
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 17, 2001, Texas A&M University
NEXT DATE:  Nov 22-23, 2002
LOCATION:   Reed Arena, 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 a standardized kits with only minimal
            guidance from by 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:  Jun, 2003
LOCATION:   TNO Physics and Electronics Lab, The Hague, THE NETHERLANDS
EVENTS:     Escape
	    Robosports
	    Desert
	    Rescue
	    Precipice
CLASSES:    Autonomous
SIZE:       60 x 60 cm
AWARDS:     Object of Art Award
            Beginners Award
	    Creativity Award
INFO:       http://www.tno.nl/instit/fel/felnews/nl/robotcompetitie.html
OTHER:      Contest is open to Dutch teams from TNO (Netherlands Organization
            for Applied Scientific Research), Universities and other
	    knowledge institutions.
	    

Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest

NAME:       Trinity College Fire Fighting Home Robot Contest 
LAST DATE:  Apr 21, 2002 Trinity College, Hartford, CT.
NEXT DATE:  Apr 13, 2003
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/
            email:  jmendel141@aol.com (Jake Mendelssohn)
OTHER:      Anyone may enter a robot. Video tapes of previous contests are 
            available.


Twin Cities Mechwars

NAME:       Twin Cities Mechwars
LAST DATE:  Jul 12-23, 2002, St. Paul, MN
NEXT DATE:  Oct 12-13, 2002
LOCATION:   Maplewood, 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 20, 2002 University of California, Davis campus
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
LOCATION:   University of California, Davis campus, CA
EVENTS:     Micromouse faces an unknown path from start to finish of maze.  
            The maze cannot be solved by wall hugging. Mouse must map maze 
	    and determine shortest path, using advanced algorithms.
CLASSES:    autonomous only
SIZE:       Maximum base of 25 cm. by 25 cm.  No height restriction (must
            fit through door of building!).
AWARDS:     Non-cash prizes for both categories.
INFO:       http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/umouse/index.html
            http://www.ece.ucdavis.edu/
            ieee_mm@ece.ucdavis.edu
OTHER:      Contest follows official rules of the IEEE Central Area Region 6.
            Open to anyone who wishes to participate. According to a recent
	    email from Jeremey Brown, the official UC Davis Micromouse page 
	    is no longer being maintained by anyone currently working on the 
	    Micromouse competitions. He suggested contacting someone in the 
	    general UC Davis Engineering department if additional information
	    is needed.


UK National Micromouse Competition

NAME:       UK National Micromouse Competition
LAST DATE:  Jun 1, 2002, London, UK
NEXT DATE:  Jun, 2003
LOCATION:   Royal Holloway University, London, UK
EVENTS:     Micromouse
CLASS:      Autonomous
SIZE:       see rules
AWARDS:     Brass cheese and cash prizes
INFO:       http://micromouse.cs.rhul.ac.uk/
            http://www.cs.rhul.ac.uk/eca/micromouse/news.htm
            email a.johnstone@cs.rhul.ac.uk


Micro Air Vehicle Competition

NAME:       Micro Air Vehicle Competition (6th annual)
LAST DATE:  Apr 11-13, 2002, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
NEXT DATE:  Apr, 2003
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.me.byu.edu/mav/index2.htm
            http://aeroweb.aero.ufl.edu/microav/Main.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 10-11, 2002, Southern Alberta Institute Of Technology
NEXT DATE:  May, 2003
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/
            BEAM Home http://www.nis.lanl.gov/robot/
	    BEAM FAQ http://www.solarrobotics.net/
            info@robotgames.com
OTHER:      Not all BEAM events occur at all BEAM competitions.
            2002 will be the last year western-style/size sumo will be run.
	    2003 will standard Japanese sumo (20cm x 20cm, 3kg)


Yantriki

NAME:       Yantriki
LAST DATE:  Feb 1-3, 2002
NEXT DATE:  Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2003
LOCATION:   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

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