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Welcome to Mini-Urban Challenge

 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:

Team application 2016

Waiver form 2016

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:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_eOr7825iuFbUFEZHU1NVUzY1k/view?usp=sharing

2013 National Competition at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C.:

http://youtu.be/rBhkcnEaSWg

Please contact Sally at sally.sage.hills@doolittleinstitute.org with any questions.