The Robot Games 2008 will get underway in June, geeks. The list of competitions include, autonomous auto, sumo, beam, bot hockey, combat, robot soccer, humanoid challenges, humanoid competitions, tetsujin, and art bot, micromouse maze and more. They also have a "Best of Show" category which can be any kind of robot doing anything. Robots from various countries participate in this event and there are, as in the human Olympics, Gold, Silver, and Bronze medal categories.
Implications - Believe it or not, the RoboGames are the world's biggest open robot competition, as anointed by the Guinness Book of World Records. Some of the robots are autonomous, but many are propelled by humans through remote controls.
There are over 70 different events. If you're a fan of robots, this is for you.