Robotic Competitions

  • VEX Robotics Competitions

    VEX Events: Local VEX Robotics competitions are being held in many different cities, states and countries. Teams can register for the VEX Robotics Competition to get their official VEX Team Identification Number and Team Welcome Kit at

  • FIRST LEGO League Competitions

    First Lego is a robotics program for 9 to 16 year olds (9 to 14 in the US and Canada), which is designed to get children excited about science and technology — and teach them valuable employment and life skills. The work is comprised of programming an autonomous robot (using the LEGO® MINDSTORMS® robot set) to score points on a thematic playing surface and create an innovative solution to a problem as part of their research project.

  • BEST Robotics Competitions

    The mission of this organization is to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, technology, and math through participation in a sports-like science- and engineering-based robotics competition

  • The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center

    The Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE) Center organizes and coordinates national and regional remotely operated vehicle (ROV or underwater robot) competitions for high school, home school, community college, and university students from across the U.S. and Canada.

  • Botball Educational Robotics Program

    Botball is an outreach program that uses robotics technology to engage students in learning the practical applications of science, technology, engineering, and math. Any middle or high school aged student can get involved in Botball.

  • The Edventures in Robotics Challenge (ERC)

    Junkyard Wars, Battlebots, Robot Wars, Sumo Wrestling Robots and more! In the past few years there has been a tremendous surge of interest in mechanical challenges, invention, and robotics. For educators, this phenomenon has provided some wonderful resources for inspiring and motivating children in the areas of math, science, technology, & engineering. In direct response to this need, PCS Edventures developed a new and exciting competition called “The Edventures in Robotics Challenge” (ERC). The ERC is designed to be used at any time throughout the year to generate enthusiasm, prepare students for problem solving challenges, and create a real-world teamwork scenario for students to experience. The ERC is a challenge program designed to be more “approachable” for ALL educators: 1) it does not require any travel; 2) it is inexpensive; and 3) it allows you to utilize materials you may already own.

  • The International RoboCup Competition

    The International RoboCup Competition entails the construction of fully autonomous, fast moving robots, which work together as a team to compete against similar teams of robots in a robotic soccer match. The RoboCup is an excellent test bed for developing new tools and techniques for controlling autonomous systems in uncertain and dynamic environments; applications include space exploration, disaster relief, and national defense. From an educational perspective, it is also a great means for exposing students to the systems engineering approach for designing, building, managing, and maintaining complex systems.

  • National Robotics Challenge

    The National Robotics Challenge is open to students in Middle Schools, High Schools, Vocational Schools, Community Colleges and Universities from the United States. The National Robotics Challenge consists of nine different robotics contests with difficulty levels that are sure to challenge any student that wants to participate.

  • FIRST Tech Challenge

    FIRST Robotics Competition


    Jr. FIRST LEGO League