Olympics serves ROBOlympics with cease-and-desist

David Calkins, president of the Robotics Society of America, tells Boingboing that the ROBOlympics -- a biannual robot game and expo -- has been C&D'd by the recently-scandal-ridden US Olympic Committee.

The bot-builders' expo has apparently been asked to stop using, well, the name ROBOlympics. "Of course, the hinge is the term 'athletic event,' " says David. "Are robot events athletic? Doesn't really matter if I can't afford the lawyers."

The ROBOlympics event is slated to take place at Fort Mason Center Herbst Pavilion, San Francisco, California, in March of 2004, and will include contestants from around the world to help promote robotics, engineering, and education.