- University of Strathclyde
- United Kingdom (Glasgow)
The 1st International Robot Olympics was held on 27–28 September 1990 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, UK.
An Olympic torch was carried from the Parthenon Greek restaurant through the streets of Glasgow by Trolleyman (a golf-cart-like wheeled robot that eventually suffered power failure) before robot representatives from the USA, Japan, Canada, Europe and the former Soviet Union participated in events such as collision avoidance, wall climbing, speaking and bipedal walking.
Unfortunately, a carpet laid especially for the event was the undoing of most entrants, who became caught in the pile.