PiE Robotics Competition


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Spring 2021 Robotics Competition Applications are closed.

Applications for Spring 2022 will open in the winter.

The Timeline

  • Kickoff
  • Design Review
  • Exhibition
  • Scrimmage
  • Final Comp
  • Date: March 6th, 2021
    Time: 9am-5pm (check-in at 8am)

    Kick off the season with PiE! We will complete the activities of both events in one jam packed day. We’ll start with a presentation from the Director, the Head Referee, and the keynote speaker! After you’ll meet your mentors, get your robot, and learn about the game.

  • Date: March 20th, 2021
    Time: 9am-12pm

    Students have the opportunity to present their robot designs to PiE staff and alumni, university professors, and industry professionals. It allows them an opportunity to practice formal presentations to judges and receive feedback on potential prototypes.

  • Date: April 2nd-April 13th, 2021
    Time: Sign up at worksessions.pierobotics.org

    Exhibition is a worksession style event where students can sign up for 30 minute slots to test run the robots on the field. They’ll be able to get assistance from staff, test their prototyped arm and code if it’s ready, and practice driving.

  • Date: April 24th, 2021
    Time: 9am-5pm (check-in at 8am)

    Scrimmage is the second to last event in the RC season. It is an opportunity for students to test their robots in practice matches and familiarize themselves with competition procedures. Robots that pass inspection may compete in practice matches against other teams, while a practice field remains open for teams to test their robots.

  • Date: May 1st-2nd, 2021
    Time: 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday

    Final Competition is the last event of the season! Professors, alumni, and industry professionals serve as judges in various categories as teams participate in qualification matches, alliance selection, and finally, the elimination bracket. Awards are given during the closing ceremony for engineering professionalism, mechanical design, software excellence, and the bracket winners.

How It Works

We provide mentorship and a responsive Piazza forum

Your team designs and builds an awesome, strategic robot

You compete in one epic tournament!