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The Colorado Robotics Challenge

 Results from the 2020-2021 Robotics Challenge

Result quad charts and highlight videos from the 2020-2021 challenge.

**Update on Robotics Beacon (09-17-2021)**

We are discontinuing use of the XBee based radio beacon used in past Robotics Challenges. We have a student team working to develop a new beacon, with a focus on developing a syatem that is easier to implement and use than the previous system. 

We are also encouraging robotics teams looking to engage with the Robotics Challenge at beyond the introductory level to design a beacon system that can be demonstrated at this year's Challenge. Here is a draft of the Beacon Solicitation and Requirements (v1.0).


Format for the 2021 - 2022 Robotics Challenge (General Info Slides, 09-17-2021 Update)

We hope to be at the Great Sand Dunes National Park in April 2022 for the annual challenge!

Teams are encouraged to begin work on their automous robots in the fall semester.  A Conceptual Design Review will be presented by participating teams in early November 2021.

Updates will be added to this website as program plans solidify!  Check back soon.

 If you have any questions please email Victor Andersen at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Background Information

Who can participate? The event is open to any student at a COSGC affiliate institution who is sponsored to particpate by the space grant program at that school. If you are a student at a space grant school and interested in participating in the challenge, please contact the affiliate director at your school. 

 2021 - 2022 Timeline (TBR)

Registration:  We urge students to register and begin working as soon as possible. This year's registration form will be linked here on September 17.

Conceptual Design Reviews (CoDR): Mid-October to Mid-November 2021

Subsystem Testing Reviews (SSTR) Mid-January to early-February 2022

ntegrated System Testing Review (ISTR) early-March to mid-March 2022

Dunes Readiness Review (DRR) early-April 2022

Robotics Challenge at the Great Sand Dunes NP, April 16, 2022