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SR2020 Game Announced

Student Robotics 2020 was Kickstarted today simultaneously in three locations – Cambridge, London and Southampton. Twenty-nine of the thirty-seven entered teams attended in person and it was great to see the teams getting familiar with the kits.

Our game this year, Two Colours, challenges teams to score points by retrieving coloured tokens from on and around a raised platform in the centre of the arena. They must place these tokens within their scoring zone (i.e. their corner of the arena). However, if a team gathers more than one token colour within their scoring zone, each token’s value drops from 3 points to 1 point. Full details, including the prizes available this year, are available in the rulebook.

This year’s teams have already been strategising their approach, and we can’t wait to see their progress over the year!

All competitors should now have user accounts for our website. This includes our IDE where teams can write their code, and our forums which are a great place to brainstorm with other teams and discuss any problems you run into.

(See our docs if you are not able to log in.)

If you weren’t able to attend Kickstart this year, or would like a recap, you can:

  • watch our livestream where we explain the game and how this year’s competition will work.
  • download the presentation in which we explain this year’s game and how the competition is running this year.
  • download the microgames which are small activities designed to let you become familiar with the Student Robotics kit.

SR2020 Kickstart Details Confirmed

We’re excited to announce the details for the Student Robotics 2020 kickstart.

Kickstart is the event which kicks off a competition year, where the game will be announced and robotics kits will be handed out to the teams. This year the kickstart event will be on the 26th October 2019.

The venues for Student Robotics 2020 kickstart are:

If you would like a chance to compete in Student Robotics 2020, please fill in the entry form with the required information. We’re expecting to run with a similar number of teams to SR2019, so places will go fast. Applications close October 1st.

Registration opens for Student Robotics 2020

We’re excited to announce that registration for the 2020 season of Student Robotics is now open!

The competition cycle will start with an expected three kickstart events at which the game will be announced and the kits handed out to teams.

While the details for kickstart are not yet available, the events are expected to take place on the same weekend in mid-late October and be hosted:

  • in Aldgate, London
  • in Cambridge
  • in Southampton

The competition, which will take place over two days in around April 2020, will see the robots compete through a league stage and a seeded knockout. As usual, the prizes will recognise not only the teams which come top in the knockouts, but also those who excel in other ways.

Details of the game and prizes will be revealed at kickstart. Details of the kickstart and competition events will be published when they are available. We expect to confirm places at the end of September.

If you would like a chance to compete in Student Robotics 2020, please fill in the entry form with the required information. We’re expecting to run with a similar number of teams to SR2019, so places will go fast.

We look forward to seeing your teams!