Robot competitions have existed almost as long as robots. Most competitions are designed to improve the skills and knowledge of the robot builders, while others are designed to spur new technological developments that will result in more intelligent and useful robots.
Most local robot clubs and organizations hold contests to encourage members to learn about robotics by actually building robots with the goal of completing specific tasks.
Competitions are also being used very successfully by many educational organizations to promote the science and math skills of students.
More recently, corporate media events known by names such as Robot Wars and Battlebots have come on the scene. These events consist of two or more radio controlled vehicles which appear to fight and destroy each while actually being controlled by humans off-screen. These "robot" events have become the professional wrestling of the robot world and spurred endless debates on the use (and misuse) of the word "robot".
Only sites related to robot competitions, "robot" combat events, and associated team sites should be submitted here.
Subcategories exist for events that many websites associated with them. Please use a subcategory if it is appropriate.
Anything to do with BattleBots - teams, details, etc.
Robot Wars sites go in the Robot Wars category. Please submit sites to the correct category, as this _greatly_ speeds up the submission process!
FIRST, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, a non-profit organisation, aiming to "generate an interest in science and engineering among today's youth", holds an annual robot-building competition.
Please submit team sites only. The listing should have the team name followed by the team number in parenthesis. Please also include any other vitally important information VERY IMPORTANT!- If your site already appears in the US or Canadian Team subcategory, it will not be added to the main category of team
RoboCup is a competition for robots which play soccer.
Please sumbit sites for RoboCup teams only. Site name should include team name and league.
If you want loads of Robot Wars links and websites, take a peek.