Welcome to Mini-Urban Challenge
Funding for the Mini-Urban Challenge was not renewed for 2017 and the competition has been temporarily suspended. We recommend that you check our website periodically for future updates. (1 Oct 2016)
The Mini-Urban Challenge is a national competition sponsored by Doolittle Institute (DI), the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), and Special Operations Command (SOCOM). This competition challenges high school students to design and program a robotic vehicle that can autonomously navigate a mini-urban city, using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 kit. These kits are provided to high school teams free of charge. For more information, download our Mini-Urban Challenge rule book: Rulebook 2016 v1.0
We currently support five regions in the country: California, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, and the Washington, D.C. area. Registration deadline is December 4, 2015. Each region is limited to 20 teams, so register your team soon.
Applications and Waivers:
Breaking News: ROBOMATTER, INCORPORATED AND THE DOOLITTLE INSTITUTE PARTNER TO CREATE THE VIRTUAL MINI-URBAN CHALLENGE
Robomatter, Incorporated announced its new robotics competition that uses a virtual LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 robot to autonomously navigate an urban environment. For more information read the press release: Mini Urban Challenge Release (Final)
Demonstration of an EV3 robot navigating the Mini-Urban Challenge mat in Robot Virtual Worlds
Congratulations to our 2016 National Winners!
First Place: S. Miami The 305th Legion
Second Place: Cedar Rapids Robotics Team 1
Third Place: Sherman Oaks Engineering Team 1
Best in Show: North Caddo Robotics Team 2
Best Technical Presentation: S. Miami The 305th Legion
Best Engineering Design: Cedar Rapids Robotics Team 1
2015 National Competition in Tampa:
2013 National Competition at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.:
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