Registration for SR2013 now open

Today we opened up registration for the upcoming edition of our competition, SR2013. The rules for the game the robots will play will be announced at our kickstart event at the beginning of October. Teams will then have just over six months to construct their robots before the competition in April 2013.

If you have a team of 16-18 year-olds that you would like to register for the competition, please fill out this registration form and we will get in touch with you as soon as we can. Thanks to our sponsors, we can accept 36 teams for this year’s competition.

The Competition Happened. It Was Fantastic!

Everyone outside

Student Robotics 2012 is over! After much hard work, hacking, and bodging, twenty teams from sixteen UK schools across five counties, and three countries came together to pit their robotic creations in a mammoth battle of wits.

Each team had to build a robot that could collect tokens & buckets to score points. Further points could be scored by placing the tokens into the robots’ zones, and by placing tokens into the collected buckets. The robots used a number of sensing mechanisms, from the provided vision system to various implementations of distance sensors.

The two days comprised a gruelling 46 match league stage provided seeding for the later knock-out stage that would determine the winners of Student Robotics 2012. Congratulations to all the competitors, whatever place achieved, we hope that you’ve all had fun & learnt something along the way.


Competition prize-giving

Prize Team
1st Place The Hitchhikers” - Peter Symmond’s College, Winchester
2nd Place Systemetric” - Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge
3rd Place Brockenhurst College, Brockenhurst
Committee Award Queen Mary’s College, Basingstoke
Outstanding Team Aslan” - Peter Symmond’s College, Winchester
Online Presence MFG Robotics” - Mirfield Free Grammar, Huddersfield
First Robot Movement “MFG Robotics” - Mirfield Free Grammar, Huddersfield

For full details on the awards, please see the rulebook.


Once again the competition received real-time coverage from a live video feed and a twitter stream. Images from the event are available in the sr2012 group on Flickr.

The SR Team

SR2012 Competition is live

The competition is currently in full flow in Southampton, and for those of you unable to attend, you can watch it live online at

Please be aware that due to licencing restrictions, there is no audio on the video, and that the video will be switched off overnight.

We hope you enjoy watching the live footage, and that you might be able to join us for the competition in 2013.

The SR Team