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Alabama Robotics Competition



****The 2017 Alabama Robotics Competiton will be held April 8, 2017. Please check back here for registration details (or write to to be added to the mailing list).


The 2016 Alabama Robotics Competition was Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Dr. Nan Boden (Director of Engineering, Google) was our Keynote Speaker! Please see the Schedule page for more details.

Visit the Past Events page to view photos, contest problems, and other results from 2016 event and previous competitions.

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Why another robotics competition?

There are several excellent robotics competitions that already exist, such as the popular BEST Robotics events in Alabama and the world-wide FIRST Lego League competitions. This new contest complements these other events by filling in missing gaps of participation. After hearing from various K-12 teachers, it has been observed that a competition is needed in Alabama that met the following goals:

  • A competition that is open to all grades in K-12.
  • An event in the Spring that offers students studying robotics additional activities to pursue throughout the entire school year (rather than just a Fall focus).
  • An emphasis on programming skills, resulting in autonomous robot control, rather than a robot that is maneuvered by a remote control. Points are scored in this new competition based on the clever solutions of student programs, rather than the skill of a teammate with a remote control.
  • A registration fee that is affordable - only $20 per participant (several Lego competitions have registration, fees, and kit costs over $1,000).

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We gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors for providing support to the Robotics Contest: