Science and Engineering Area

2019 Alabama Robotics Competition

In the 2019 contest, there were 57 teams participating from 38 different schools (238 overall students competing and over 400 parents/teachers attending).

Below are several links and information about the 2019 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 2019 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 2019 event were:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Crawford


Brain-Robot Interaction & Brain-Computer Interfaces for
Novice Programmers


Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) systems are used to translate brain activity to commands. This process allows users to interact with the environment using only their thoughts. In this talk, Dr. Crawford will discuss his brain-robot interaction research that examines the use of brain activity to control robots. He will also discuss his recent work that investigates the design of web-based BCI environments for novice programmers.

Dr. Chris Crawford is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Alabama. He directs the Human-Technology Interaction Lab. His work focuses on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI) and Human-Robot Interaction (HRI).





2019 Sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the Univeristy of Alabama Office of Community Affairs as our campus sponsor. We are very grateful to zyBooks and Edison Robotics as our main corproate sponsors, and several campus collaborators for their help (College of Continuing Studies, Office of Community Affiars, and Department of Computer Science)!