IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition

The Student Robotics Competition is sponsored by the IEEE Region 5 Committee. The student teams will be challenged to build autonomous robots within the competition rules and guidelines. The competition will use a point system with the winning team receiving the highest number of points. The competition rules can be downloaded found here.

Eligibility: The IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition invites the IEEE Student Branches, Eta Kappa Nu, and students at universities throughout IEEE Region 5 to send, undergraduate teams to compete in the competition.  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.  Team substitutions are at the discretion of the competition chair.


Welcome to the 2021 IEEE Region 5 Undergraduate Student Robotics Competition!  This year’s competition has been redesigned to accommodate social distancing, restrictions on group sizes and limited availability of on-campus facilities.  The competition is open to Teams of 1 or more undergraduate students who are enrolled in a College or University with an IEEE Region 5 Student Chapter.


The remote competition will occur on Saturday, April 10th 2021 from 0800 hours thru approximately 1830 hours Mountain Daylight Saving Time (DST). We will make a best effort attempt to assign time slots on a “first come, first served” basis when the Intent to complete is received. We will reach out to the registered Team member 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 the rules, Q&A and scheduling. At least one team member must have a Gmail account to participate in the Group.  In order to be placed on the schedule for the Competition, Students must also register for the Competition.

On or about March 15th, 2021 we will ask each team to declare the Division they intend to compete in. Descriptions of Division A and Division B are in the rules.



Awards and Award Distribution

The IEEE Region 5 Treasurer will post the Division and Team Participation Award details here (link). The process and/or paperwork required for receiving the Team awards are here (link).
The Denver Robot Competition Committee will strive to post the award recipients on this website no later than 2000 hours Mountain DST on April 10th, 2021.

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 Competition Submission