World's Largest Robot Competition Enters Sixteenth Year with Annual International RoboGames

Hundreds of robots from across the globe will compete at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in sunny Pleasanton, California, just east of San Francisco

PLEASANTON, Calif., April 4, 2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — RoboGames, the world’s largest robot competition, will host its 16th annual international event April 6-9 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds. Presented by Visit Tri-Valley, this family-friendly celebration of all things robotics will showcase hundreds of robots from across the globe competing in more than 40 robot events, including 250 pound robot combat, humanoid kung-fu, soccer, and 11 events just for kids, along with demonstrations by leading robotics industry designers and engineers.

Attracting thousands of contestants and more than 500 robots, this year’s event will feature tiny quarter-sized autonomous robots, hockey and soccer-playing humanoid robots, art robots, and more. Audiences will watch with anticipation as 250 combat robots flip their opponents 15 feet into the air and spin blades sharp enough to cut through one-inch thick steel, like butter.

“From year to year, it’s inspiring to witness the increasingly global impact of RoboGames. At previous events, for example, both the medal-winning Indonesian team and Mexican team had the honor of meeting their home countries’ respective Presidents,” said David Calkins, co-founder of RoboGames. “We are really excited to be entering the 16th year of this truly one-of-a-kind event, and can’t wait to watch as thousands of tech enthusiasts, sports fans, robot engineers and more converge to enjoy this year’s RoboGames.”

Robogames highlights include:

  • Combots and Sumo wrestling bots
  • Soccer bots, football kicker bots, basketball bots and hockey bots
  • Fire-fighting bot competitions and autonomous explorer bots
  • Art bots, bartending robots, mechanical marvels and more!

For those who can’t attend in person, watch us live on the web:

This year’s participating countries include: Brazil, Canada, China, Ecuador, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, UK, USA, and Ukraine.

Pleasanton Mayor Karla Brown will be in attendance at the RoboGames ribbon cutting ceremony taking place at the Alameda County Fairgrounds (Hall B) on Thurs, April 6 at 12pm.

Event specific information

Dates: Thur-Sun, Ap 6-9, 2023. Doors open at 11am, events start at 12:30pm

Location: Alameda County Fairgrounds, Valley Avenue Gate 8, Pleasanton, CA

Cost: $45 at the door, $40 online with discount code “hardcore” at

On-line: Watch the games online at

About RoboGames

RoboGames was founded in 2004 as the ROBOlympics. Founder David Calkins, who worked with all types of robot competitions, realized the need for cross-pollination between events, as too many robot builders over-specialized within their own field. By bringing together builders from combat robotics (mechanical engineering), soccer robotics (computer programming), sumo robotics (sensors), androids (motion control) and art robots (aesthetics), robot builders can exchange ideas and learn more.

RoboGames also seeks to recognize engineers around the world in varying disciplines with consistent rule-sets and low-cost or free contestant fees. By offering gold, silver, and bronze medals, and inviting the best robot builders from countries across the globe, RoboGames gives everyone a chance to excel and compete on a level playing field. For more information, please contact: [email protected] or (415) 786-8034 or visit

Previous events’ media coverage has spanned all four networks, CNN, ESPN, Sports Center, and the Discovery Channel, providing a high level of visibility.

About Visit Tri-Valley

Visit Tri-Valley is a destination marketing organization (DMO) that represents the award-winning wineries, vibrant culinary and cultural arts scene, hotels and lodging, brew pubs and retailers within the cities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton. With creative itineraries like the wine trail, beer trail, ice cream trail and caffeine trail, there is a plethora of activities for locals and visitors alike. More information about Visit Tri-Valley can be found at


David Calkins
(415) 297-2789
[email protected]

Rhiannon Ford
(415) 786-8034
[email protected]

Todd Dibs, STS
Director of Sports Development at Visit Tri-Valley
[email protected]

Pull Quote

“This is the most fantastic robot event I’ve seen!”

Media Contact

David Calkins, RoboGames, Inc, 1 925-426-7600, [email protected],


SOURCE RoboGames, Inc

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