• https://nwpa-ntma.com/RoboBOTS

    The Northwestern PA Chapter NTMA is proud to facilitate the annual RoboBOTS program for over 20 middle and high schools in the region.  Teams begin designing BOTS in the fall each school year and put them to the test at the annual competition in late March/early April.    

    RoboBOTS is a spin-off of the wildly successful BattleBots television series in which homemade, remote controlled robots face-off in competition.  In 2006, local industry and NTMA representatives in Northwestern PA came together to develop RoboBOTS. The unique partnership between students, teachers, and industry representatives builds valuable industry-school links by helping competitors engineer a lean, mean, fighting machine.  Through the process of robot building, student's imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations; and through this hands-on effort students gain practical knowledge of math, science, engineering and manufacturing.   Everybody wins, regardless of the result in the arena.

    In 2010, RoboBOTS joined the NTMA's National Robotics League [gonrl.org] to be part of the National Competition where students showcase their custom built robots, and compete for top honors.