IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition

Welcome to the 2021 IEEE Region 5 Undergraduate Student Robotics Competition!

This year’s competition has been redesigned to be virtual and remote in order to accommodate social distancing, restrictions on group sizes and limited availability of campus facilities. No travel is required. The undergraduate student teams will be challenged to compete using autonomous drones. The competition rules can be downloaded found here.

Eligibility: The competition is open to Teams of 1 or more undergraduate students who are enrolled in a College or University with an active IEEE Region 5 Student Branch. The students must register for the IEEE Region 5 Student Conference and at least one student must be a current or pending IEEE or IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu member.

Important Dates

  • Last Day to Submit an Intent to Compete – Monday, March 1st, 2021
  • Last Day to Register – Saturday, March 27th, 2021
  • Competition Day – Saturday, April 10th, 2021 – follow the results on Twitter!

The remote competition will occur on Saturday, April 10th 2021 from 0800 hours thru approximately 1830 hours Mountain Time. After March 27th, 2021 we will reach out to the registered Teams for their preferred time slot. If it is taken, we will assign a slot.

Intent to Compete and Participation in the Google Group

Each team MUST complete the online Intent to Compete form (below) to be invited to the competition Google Group. Once your Google Group invitation is processed, you will have access to rule updates, student Q&A and scheduling. At least one team member must have a Gmail account to participate in the Group. Students must register to be placed on the April 10th competition schedule.


Each team MUST complete the online Intent to Compete form (below) and Register their team. Only one registration is needed per team. Please register under the name of one of the team members and include on the form the team name that was submitted on the Intent to Compete form.  A deposit of $50 per team is required with the registration. This deposit will be refunded after the competition to those who participate on April 10.

Registration will be open until 12:00 am MST (Denver time), April 1, 2021.

Awards and Award Distribution

Place2021 Division A2021 Division B

The IEEE Region 5 Treasurer will provide the process and/or paperwork for receiving the Team awards to the winners.

The Denver Robot Competition Committee will notify the Google Group no later than 2000 hours Mountain DST on April 10th, 2021 and this website will be updated as well.

Contact Information

Contact the Student Robotics Competition Chair, Dr. Mike Mattice at for assistance with your Team’s intent to compete. Use the Google Group for all other competition questions.

IEEE Robotics Intent to Compete