Links – Events

  • RoboGames – RoboGames is the Olympics of Robots – we 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. Some robots are autonomous, some are remote controlled – but they’re all cool! As an open event, anyone can compete – this means you.
  • Northern California FTC – The FIRST Tech Challenge is an exciting robotics competition designed for high school students. It offers the traditional challenge of a FIRST competition paired with an accessible and affordable robotics kit.
  • US FIRST Robotics Competitions – FIRST inspires young people to be science and technology leaders, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self confidence, communication, and leadership.
  • FIRST LEGO League – The best way to summarize FIRST LEGO League is to say that it is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in US/CAN/MEX), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills.
  • Cereal Hack – Cereal Hack is presented by Hacker Lab. Hacker Lab is a Collaborative Tech Workspace located in Sacramento.
  • California State Fair – The Fair attracts guests from all over the world by offering affordable family entertainment and a wide selection of attractions showcasing the international diversity of the Golden State. Some attractions feature robots and robotics clubs.
  • Robot Party on USTREAM – Online robot party every Thursday at 5PM PST.
  • The AFRON Robot Design Challenge – The Goal of the AFRON “10 Dollar Robot” Design Challenge: Design a new class of affordable robots for learning (especially in primary and secondary schools).
  • Powerhouse Science Center – The future home of the Discovery Museum Science and Space Center.
  • FIRST Sacramento Regional – For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology Sacramento Regional event.
  • Robotics Hackathon – What is the most efficient way for a geek to have lots of fun with other fellow geeks while making awesome robots? It is probably participating in the Cloud Robotics Hackathon, where you get to hack for a full weekend on robots in order to make them do cool and useful stuff using the power of cloud-computing.
  • Robot Art Competition – An international competition for all ages, the contest’s goal is to challenge teams to produce something visually beautiful with robotics—that is, to have a robot use physical brushes and paint to create an artwork.