National Robotics Challenge

Ages:Elementary, Middle School, High School, Undergraduate

Types:Tournament, Performance

Categories:engineering, Robotics, STEM

Scope:National

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At the National Robotics Challenge we believe that engineering is not just about taking the same parts as someone else and changing how they are put together. Engineering is about finding the materials and equipment that is best for the problem you are given.

The National Robotics Challenge contests are open to students in 6th grade through graduate school. This not only allows your students to continue with robotics as they move on, but it also let’s them meet students at the next level that will inspire and encourage them.

Build a self-propelled, remote controlled or sensing robot, designed to force another robot outside a ring. The competition ring will be a square painted flat black, measuring 15’ 2” across. This inside square is surrounded by a two-inch (2”) wide, painted or taped, flat white ring. Another white one-inch (1”) wide, line will surround the inner ring with 2 inches (2”) between them. When any part of the Sumo crosses completely over the 1” white outer ring it will lose the heat.

Students are judged on their application of technological principles and concepts, and their ability to solve difficult problems through a team approach. During the judging for each contest, only the contest facilitator and judges/officials are permitted in the designated contest area. Instructors, team advisors, parents and additional competition attendees are prohibited from entering into the roped off area of the contest while judging is occurring. Concerns regarding, or objections to a judge’s ruling must be brought to the attention of the Director of Contest Judging or Director of Events at the time of the contest judging. For all contests and special awards, the decisions of the judge(s) are final and binding. For complete criteria descriptions see the contest manual.
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Website: http://www.thenrc.org/

Managing Organization: EduEverything, Inc.

Contact:

nrc@thenrc.org

Entry Fee: $70

Eligibility:
The National Robotics Challenge contests are open to students in 6th grade through graduate school. <strong>Levels</strong> Individual students and teams are invited to participate in the following divisions, based on the current academic level of the most senior team member: <strong>Elementary</strong> • Students enrolled in a public, private or home school offering instruction less than middle school. <strong>Middle School</strong> • Students enrolled in a public, private or home-school offering instruction between and including grades six, seven and/or eight. <strong>High School</strong> • Students enrolled in a public, private or home-school offering instruction between and including grades nine, ten, eleven and/or twelve. <strong>Post-Secondary</strong> • Students enrolled in a public or private school offering instruction at less than the baccalaureate level or a public or private school offering programs at or beyond the baccalaureate level (included community college, technical institute and university undergraduate and graduate students.)

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

At the National Robotics Challenge we believe that engineering is not just about taking the same parts as someone else and changing how they are put together. Engineering is about finding the materials and equipment that is best for the problem you are given.

The National Robotics Challenge contests are open to students in 6th grade through graduate school. This not only allows your students to continue with robotics as they move on, but it also let’s them meet students at the next level that will inspire and encourage them.

Process

Build a self-propelled, remote controlled or sensing robot, designed to force another robot outside a ring. The competition ring will be a square painted flat black, measuring 15’ 2” across. This inside square is surrounded by a two-inch (2”) wide, painted or taped, flat white ring. Another white one-inch (1”) wide, line will surround the inner ring with 2 inches (2”) between them. When any part of the Sumo crosses completely over the 1” white outer ring it will lose the heat.

Criteria

Students are judged on their application of technological principles and concepts, and their ability to solve difficult problems through a team approach. During the judging for each contest, only the contest facilitator and judges/officials are permitted in the designated contest area. Instructors, team advisors, parents and additional competition attendees are prohibited from entering into the roped off area of the contest while judging is occurring. Concerns regarding, or objections to a judge’s ruling must be brought to the attention of the Director of Contest Judging or Director of Events at the time of the contest judging. For all contests and special awards, the decisions of the judge(s) are final and binding. For complete criteria descriptions see the contest manual.

Awards

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Participate

Website: http://www.thenrc.org/

Managing Organization: EduEverything, Inc.

Contact:

nrc@thenrc.org

Entry Fee: $70

Eligibility:
The National Robotics Challenge contests are open to students in 6th grade through graduate school. <strong>Levels</strong> Individual students and teams are invited to participate in the following divisions, based on the current academic level of the most senior team member: <strong>Elementary</strong> • Students enrolled in a public, private or home school offering instruction less than middle school. <strong>Middle School</strong> • Students enrolled in a public, private or home-school offering instruction between and including grades six, seven and/or eight. <strong>High School</strong> • Students enrolled in a public, private or home-school offering instruction between and including grades nine, ten, eleven and/or twelve. <strong>Post-Secondary</strong> • Students enrolled in a public or private school offering instruction at less than the baccalaureate level or a public or private school offering programs at or beyond the baccalaureate level (included community college, technical institute and university undergraduate and graduate students.)

Deadlines

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