2022 IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition

Welcome to the 2022 IEEE Region 5 Undergraduate Student Robotics Competition!

This year’s competition will be in an in-person Underwater Robotics Competition to collect ‘trash’ from the ocean floor, midwater, and surface. typical operational challenges. The competition rules can be found and downloaded here.

Eligibility: The competition is open to teams of no more than 5 and no less than 2 undergraduate students who are enrolled in a College or University within the IEEE Region 5 boundaries. The competition encourages a multidisciplinary approach to robot development and recognizes the participation of students who may already be members of SAE, ASME, EEGS, etc. Therefore, only one team member will be required to be a current IEEE Student Member.

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 – Wednesday, December 31, 2021
  • Last Day to Register – Monday, February 28th, 2022
  • Competition Day – Saturday, April 2nd, 2022

Intent to Compete and Participation in the Discord Group

Each team MUST complete the online Intent to Compete form (below) to be invited to the competition Discord group. Once your Discord group invitation is processed, you will have access to rule updates, student Q&A and scheduling. Students must register to be placed on the April 2nd 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 2nd, 2022.

Registration will be open until 12:00 am CST (Central Standard Time), Monday, February 28th, 2022.

Awards and Award Distribution

Place2022 Division A2022 Division B

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

Contact Information and Frequently Asked Questions

For more information on the competition read the FAQs or contact the Student Robotics Competition Chair, Dr. Nate Wiggins at robotics@r5conferences.org for assistance with your Team’s intent to compete.


IEEE Robotics Intent to Compete