Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition

Ages:High School

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:Engineering, Robotics, STEM

Scope:National

Registration Opens
Jun 1, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Sep 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

https://www.roboticseducation.org/teams/bell-advanced-vertical-robotics/

Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky.

Over the course of a single season, students will have:

  • Built, programmed, and flown the most advanced drone available in competition robotics
  • Designed, 3D printed, and implemented their own robotic components
  • Soldered and wired on-board electronic components
  • Learned how industry aerospace experts code for aerial kinematics
  • Overcome the challenges of “in the field” systems integration
  • Utilized project management skills to balance development cycles of ground and aerial robots
  • Delivered technical presentations to compete for judged awards
What are competition events like?
  • Events are one day long, and are all held on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
  • All teams play up to 4 scheduled matches over the course of the day.
  • Teams will be expected to interview for judged awards.
  • Teams will have an assigned pit space, roughly 10ft x 10ft, with a table and a power outlet.
  • Events are free and open to the public. Spectator seating is available!

During a one-day Event, a Team will participate in both the Firefighting Challenge (4 matches) and a Presentation to determine a combined overall score. Throughout the day of the competition, each team will have a scheduled time to make a presentation to the judges. Presentations will be limited to 12 minutes and consist of two parts. More details can be found on the competition website.
Competition Awards

Team Award.

Competition Awards are based on a Team’s performance during the event. Competition Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Teams, based on their ranking at the end of the event.

Judge's Awards

Team Award.

Judge’s awards are evaluated by presentation judges, referees, event staff, and other volunteers.

  1. Best Overall Design Award: The Best Overall Design Award will be given to the Team that demonstrates the best overall design for their AVR Drone and Sphero RVR.
  2. Exemplary Team Award: This award will be given to the Team that best demonstrates professionalism, passion, and respect to both fellow competitors and event staff.
  3. Presentation Award: This award will be given independent of on-Field performance and is instead based solely on the Team’s performance in the presentation event and the submittal of their Engineering Notebook for the judges’ review.
  4. Judge’s Choice Award: The Judge’s Choice Award will be given to an outstanding Team who doesn’t necessarily fit into the category of one of the other three Judge’s Awards.

Website: https://www.roboticseducation.org/teams/bell-advanced-vertical-robotics/

Managing Organization: Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Contact:

BellAVR@roboticseducation.org

Entry Fee: $4000

Eligibility:
Open to high school students (grades 9-12) from across the United States. Regional qualifying events will take place in Austin TX, Grandville MI, Arlington TX, and Washington DC. The minimum number of students on a team is 7. There is no maximum, but we would typically recommend no more than 10-15 students for a single team.

Registration Opens
Jun 1, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Sep 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Overview

Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky.

Process

Over the course of a single season, students will have:
  • Built, programmed, and flown the most advanced drone available in competition robotics
  • Designed, 3D printed, and implemented their own robotic components
  • Soldered and wired on-board electronic components
  • Learned how industry aerospace experts code for aerial kinematics
  • Overcome the challenges of “in the field” systems integration
  • Utilized project management skills to balance development cycles of ground and aerial robots
  • Delivered technical presentations to compete for judged awards
What are competition events like?
  • Events are one day long, and are all held on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
  • All teams play up to 4 scheduled matches over the course of the day.
  • Teams will be expected to interview for judged awards.
  • Teams will have an assigned pit space, roughly 10ft x 10ft, with a table and a power outlet.
  • Events are free and open to the public. Spectator seating is available!

Criteria

During a one-day Event, a Team will participate in both the Firefighting Challenge (4 matches) and a Presentation to determine a combined overall score. Throughout the day of the competition, each team will have a scheduled time to make a presentation to the judges. Presentations will be limited to 12 minutes and consist of two parts. More details can be found on the competition website.

Awards

Competition Awards

Team Award.

Competition Awards are based on a Team’s performance during the event. Competition Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Teams, based on their ranking at the end of the event.

Judge's Awards

Team Award.

Judge’s awards are evaluated by presentation judges, referees, event staff, and other volunteers.

  1. Best Overall Design Award: The Best Overall Design Award will be given to the Team that demonstrates the best overall design for their AVR Drone and Sphero RVR.
  2. Exemplary Team Award: This award will be given to the Team that best demonstrates professionalism, passion, and respect to both fellow competitors and event staff.
  3. Presentation Award: This award will be given independent of on-Field performance and is instead based solely on the Team’s performance in the presentation event and the submittal of their Engineering Notebook for the judges’ review.
  4. Judge’s Choice Award: The Judge’s Choice Award will be given to an outstanding Team who doesn’t necessarily fit into the category of one of the other three Judge’s Awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.roboticseducation.org/teams/bell-advanced-vertical-robotics/

Managing Organization: Robotics Education & Competition Foundation

Contact:

BellAVR@roboticseducation.org

Entry Fee: 4000

Eligibility:
Open to high school students (grades 9-12) from across the United States. Regional qualifying events will take place in Austin TX, Grandville MI, Arlington TX, and Washington DC. The minimum number of students on a team is 7. There is no maximum, but we would typically recommend no more than 10-15 students for a single team.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Jun 1, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York

Registration Closes
Sep 30, 2022 12:01am
America/New_York