The world’s largest robot competition (described as the “Olympics of Robots”), the International RoboGames, is celebrating its tenth year in 2013. Organizers Simone Davalos and David Calkins “invite the best minds from around the world to compete in over 50 different events: combat robots, fire-fighters, LEGO bots, hockey bots, walking humanoids, soccer bots, sumo bots, and even androids that do kung-fu.” RoboGames 2013 takes place in San Mateo, California at the San Mateo County Expo Center from Friday to Sunday, April 19-21 and tickets are available to purchase online now. The Blight’s Neil Girling took a set of great photos from last year’s event.
Celebrate 10 great years of RoboGames history with hundreds of your closest friends from all around the world as they bash, crash, smash and elegantly configure their autonomous navigation programs to triumph in over 50 different robotic sporting events. This year there are contestants from 20 different countries, competing in 60 events!
Tiny robot sumo wrestlers, heavyweight combat bots, fire fighting machines, kung-fu androids, robot hockey and everything in between! See the sights, cheer for your favorites, and explore the robot midway with stunning wares to suit any robot-loving inclination.
Also: flame thowers and explosive carnage.