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This article is from the Robotics FAQ, by Kevin Dowling nivek@cs.cmu.edu with numerous contributions by others.

17 Robotics Competitions part1

There are a number of robot gatherings where robot builders can bring
their creations to show and compete with others.

Competition List

[3]AAAI Robot Competitions

[4]AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition

[5]AUVS Ground Robotics Competition

[6]BEAM Robot Olympics

[7]Hong-Kong Robot Ping Pong Competition

[8]IEEE Micromouse Competitions

[9]IJCAI Robot Competition

[10]International Festival of Science and Technology

[11]International Fire-Fighting Home Robot Contest

[12]Robot Symposium and Navigation Contest

[13]Robot Wars

[14]SAE Walking Machine Decathalon

[15]Sumo Robot Competition

[16]Western Candian Robot Games

Steve Rainwater also maintains a robot contests and competitions list
that is posted regularly to comp.robotics

net: [17]srainwater@ncc.com
fax: 214-650-1929
bbs: 214-258-1832
url: [18]http://www.ncc.com/ncc/rcfaq.html

AAAI Robot Competitions

Each year, starting in 1990, at the annual meeting of the American
Association of Artificial Intelligence a robotics competition is
sponsored. Rules and locations vary from year to year. See conference
announcements for details.

AUVS International Aerial Robotics Competition

The home page for the AUVS ground, air, and undersea competitions is
at [19]AUVS Competition Home Page The AUVS International Aerial
Robotics Competitiont is a competition sponsored by the Association
for Unmanned Vehicle Systems (See above) to encourage aspiring
engineers and scientists to pursue careers in fields allied to
unmanned system technology, particularily in the more difficult realm
of unmanned aerial vehicles. It is a yearly competition held on the
campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.

The general goal of the competition is to create autonomous flying
vehicles capable of carrying out a set of predefined tasks. The
vehicles must compete based on their ability to sense the structured
enviroment of the Competition Arena. They may be intelligent or
preprogrammed, but they must not be flown by a remote human operator.

The 1996 International Aerial Robotics Competition rules are different
this year. Fully autonomous air vehicles must start at the corner of a
60 by 120 foot arena and find a simulated toxic waste dump somewhere
within the confines of the arena. The dump consists of five partially
buried 55-gallon drums with various orientations.

The vehicle must map the coordinates of each drum with one meter
accuracy and further must read the labels on the drums to determine
which ones contain radioactive waste versus biohazard waste. Finally,
a sample must be taken from one of the drums and returned to the
launch point. The sample is simulated by finding and acquiring a small
(3-inch) orange spool-shaped disk that has been placed on one of the
drums.

Each team has one hour to complete the mission. As many data-gathering
may be attempted during the hour as feasible in order to demonstrate
the best possible performance, but all mapping data, drum
identification, and sample return must be completed in a single run.
Points will be scored based on the best run during that hour. Up to
$10,000 will be awarded to the winning team. The official AUVS Aerial
Robotics Competition page is at
[20]http://avdil.gtri.gatech.edu/AUVS/IARCLaunchPoint.html

AUVS Ground Robotics Competition

The home page for the AUVS ground, air, and undersea competitions is
at [21]AUVS Competition Home Page The objective of this competition is
to build a completely autonomous vehicle capable of navigating itself
around a grass track outlined with white lines. There are also
obstacles on the track to avoid. Red and white hay bales, and a sand
pit last year.

 

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