Botball

Ages:Middle School, High School

Type:Tournament

Categories:Engineering, Robotics, STEM

Scope:National

Contact


info@kipr.org

The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards.

By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.

In January, February, and March, the Botball® Educator Workshops provide team leaders and mentors with technology training and introduce the details of that year’s game. Then, after a build period of about 7 weeks, students bring their robots to their regional tournament to compete against other students in the current season’s game challenge.

Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program, and document robots in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.

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Teams of students must build an autonomous Botball robot and program it using code they write, to compete in a specific Botball challenge field. The teams then take their robots to the tournaments to see if their autonomous robot can outperform others!

Robots are scored based on tasks unique to each year's competition theme.

Website: http://www.botball.org/

Managing Organization: KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

Contact:

info@kipr.org

Eligibility:
Teams from Middle and High schools around the United States are eligible to register. They must have an adult mentor.

Overview

The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards.

By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.

In January, February, and March, the Botball® Educator Workshops provide team leaders and mentors with technology training and introduce the details of that year’s game. Then, after a build period of about 7 weeks, students bring their robots to their regional tournament to compete against other students in the current season’s game challenge.

Students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills to design, build, program, and document robots in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.

Process

Teams of students must build an autonomous Botball robot and program it using code they write, to compete in a specific Botball challenge field. The teams then take their robots to the tournaments to see if their autonomous robot can outperform others!

Criteria

Robots are scored based on tasks unique to each year's competition theme.

Participate

Website: http://www.botball.org/

Managing Organization: KISS Institute for Practical Robotics

Contact:

info@kipr.org

Eligibility:
Teams from Middle and High schools around the United States are eligible to register. They must have an adult mentor.