Robot-Building Lab and Contest at the 1993 National AI Conference

AI Magazine 

A robot-building lab and contest was held at the Eleventh National Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Teams of three worked day and night for 72 hours to build tabletop autonomous robots of legos, a small microcontroller board, and sensors. The robots then competed head to head in two events. The contest was a chance to learn about building machines that operate in the real world. The lab was in a roped-off area of the main exhibition area.