Science and Engineering Area

2018 Alabama Robotics Competition

In the 2018 contest, there were 59 teams participating from 42 different schools (246 overall students competing and over 350 parents/teachers attending).

Below are several links and information about the 2018 event.

Competition Photos

Competition Problems

Competition Schedule and Team Rosters

Award Recipients

The award winners received a textbook from zyBooks, a Visa gift card, and a trophy. The following teams and participants received awards at the 2018 event (the team numbers can be cross-referenced with the official contest schedule and team rosters for student names).

Grades K-5

Grades 6-8

Grades 9-12

Volunteers and Organizers

The volunteers and organizers of the 2018 event were:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Kenneth Ricks


Robots aren’t just for Earth


Dr. Kenneth Ricks is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Department Head in the UA Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His focus is Computer Engineering with specific emphasis on robotics, and he is currently the Faculty Advisor for the four-time national champion Alabama Astrobotics Team. Before joining UA, Dr. Ricks worked for NASA at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. 




2018 Sponsor

We gratefully acknowledge zyBooks as our main sponsor for the Robotics Contest!