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The Robotics Alliance Project actively supports three national robotics competitions and has information on many others.

Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV Competition


The MATE competition challenges K-12, community college, and university students from all over the world to design and build ROVs to tackle missions modeled after scenarios from the ocean workplace. The competition's class structure of beginner, intermediate, and advanced complements the education pipeline by providing students with the opportunity to build upon their skills - and the application of those skills - as they engineer increasingly more complex ROVs for increasingly more complex mission tasks.

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+ Vist the official Marine Advanced Technology Education ROV Competition website

VEX Robotics

VEX Robotics

The VEX Robotics Competition provides a challenging, affordable and accessible opportunity for students to design, build and program robots to compete in exciting tournaments throughout the United States and the world.

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+ Vist the official VEX Robotics website

FIRST Robotics Competition

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The FIRST Robotics Competition is an exciting, nationwide competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way.

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+ Vist the official FIRST Robotics Competition website

Botball Robotics


The Botball Robotics Competition gives young people the opportunity to design, build, and program their own autonomous mobile robots to compete against other teams regionally and nationally.

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Best Robotics

Best Robotics

BEST Robotics aims to inspire students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science- and engineering-based robotics competition.

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You can find out about many other competitions and webcasts by checking this website for updates.

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Last Updated: June 26, 2019
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