Coming Events: When Robots Attack!

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If you find yourself in the Bay Area this weekend, you may want to check out the geekiest of GeekDad activities you’re likely to find anywhere this side west of Mos Eisley.  The 2007 RoboGames are coming to San Francisco, and it’s good fun for the entire family.  From the RoboGames website:

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Combat robots, 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!


This is the only event in the world that both Geeks and Jocks agree on:

The Best Ten North American Geek Fests – Wired Magazine
SportCenter’s Top Ten- ESPN
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No matter what your favorite robot sport is, the best bots in the world will be in San Francisco this June. Past events have seen the stands filled with people watching 340 pound robots shoot flame and smash into each other; Androids cart-wheeling down the soccer field; and even
Canadians showing off hockey playing robots. This year we also host the
Federation of International Robot-soccer Association annual Robot World Cup.

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Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for Geeklets. The spectacle takes place at the Festival Pavilion in Fort Mason, Friday through Sunday, June 15-17, noon to 10 pm. Read all about it on the official RoboGames website.

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