2023 IEEE Region 5 Student Robotics Competition

Welcome to the 2023 IEEE Region 5 Undergraduate Student Robotics Competition!

The 2023 student robotics competition will encourage cooperative behaviors between ground robots and small drones. It expands on Denver’s 2021 drone-based pandemic competition and Denver’s 2017 ground-based tunnel mapping competition. Working together and leveraging the strengths of each platform, the two platforms will communicate to negotiate a series of simple obstacles. Both platforms may only communicate with each other.

Join our Region 5 Discord Server to stay up to date with the Competitions!  Please contact the IEEE Region 5 Student Activities Chair if you have any issues with joining.  Previous Robotics Competition Rules are available 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 – Wednesday, February 1, 2023
  • Last Day to Register – Saturday, March 25, 2023
  • Competition Day – Saturday, April 22, 2023

Intent to Compete

Each team MUST complete the online Intent to Compete form (below) to be invited to the competition Google Group IEEE Robotics Intent to Compete.  Once your Google Group invitation is processed, you will have access to the detailed rules and updates, student Q&A and scheduling. At least one team member must have a Gmail account to participate in the Group.

Team and Student Registration

Each student on a team planning to participate in the competition must register on the IEEE Region 5 Conference website. When you register, you will be asked whether you are a member of a team competing In a Student Competition; if so, which competition, and which team. Please use the Robotics Team Name that was submitted on the Intent to Compete form.

Awards and Award Distribution

Place2023 Round 12023 Round 2
1st$1,200$1,200
2nd$600$600
3rd$300$300

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

Intent to Compete Form

Contact the Student Robotics Competition Chair, Dr. Mike Mattice at IEEE.2023.Robotics.Denver@gmail.com for assistance with your Team’s intent to compete. Use the Google Group for all other competition questions.