We really love robotics and wanted to bring the contest back but wanted it to be more programmer-friendly. We're hoping that a simple reference design and less mechanically-challenging contest will get more CS folks interested and participating.
Where's a good place to discuss/ask questions about the rules?
EDIT: Just found https://github.com/Defconbots/2014_Competition_Rules/issues
Anyone in the Santa Monica/LA area want to take a stab at this competition?