2023 IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition

The 2023 student robotics competition will encourage cooperative behaviors between a ground robot and small drone by expanding on the 2021 drone-based pandemic competition and the 2017 ground-based tunnel mapping competition. Working together and leveraging the strengths of each platform, they will be required to communicate in order to negotiate a series of simple obstacles. During the timed portion of the competition, both platforms will be required to operate autonomously. Based on lessons learned in 2017, Denver will strive to lower the financial barriers to participation by minimizing the complexity and cost of fabricating practice fields. The course design and scoring objectives may encourage surprisingly innovative strategies. Finally, minimizing the complexity and cost of the competition field generally implies the ground platforms will operate on the carpeting and under the available lighting of the host conference hall. It will never be too early in a team’s concept design phase to consider uneven surfaces, imperfect carpet seams, wall and ceiling color variations, and most importantly – the lighting irregularities commonly found in a conference hall.

Detailed rules coming soon…