2023 Robotics Competition

Welcome to a unique robotics competition sponsored by the University of Cincinnati College of Engineering and Applied Sciences where it is our goal to encourage more young people to explore Robotics, Engineering, Science and Technology. 

Event date: April 15, 2023. Check back soon for details.  

Our competition seeks to test your team’s creativity in design, programming, robot construction, and presentation skills. This year your task is to Design and Program your robot to be used at the IECE Airport. We have all heard of flight delays due to crowded planes on the Tarmac awaiting to be moved, long lines for food and other items, and much more as people begin to travel again and there is not enough workers for all the tasks. 

This year we will be providing the floor to Teams. The layout will be standard for every school, this will allow you to focus on your robot design, interfacing with objects, and programming. The floor will consist of progressively harder tasks and complexity. On competition day your team will demonstrate how many tasks you can complete, and if you can repeat tasks up to the defined limit. 

We will have two floor options. For beginning teams we will have Snack attack, this robot in the IECE airport must move the snacks to the locations requested by the passengers. This will require the robot to remain in control of the object through turns and stop at designated locations. For Intermediate and Advanced Teams your floor is the IECE Airport Tarmac, your robot must interface with the planes to assist moving them to the gate, away from the gate, and positioning on the airport. In addition to the floor you will be provided with the planes so you can design an interface (way of connecting, disconnecting for the task) with your robot. 

About the competition

As a team (3 to 10 participants Maximum), your task is to not only build a robot but also build a way for your robot to interface with the assigned objects. Your team score will be based on the completion of tasks, the innovation of the interface with the objects, as well as the complexity of your robot programming/movements such as moving in curves versus straight lines, line following, and accuracy of placing your objects.

The robot should be built using only the parts from the Lego® Ev3/NXT or Mbot Kit, which has been or will be provided to each team as inventory allows.