Robots are coming to Tampa!

ROBOCON Tampa Bay is a K-12 FIRST robotics showcase event being held at the University of Tampa October 26 & 27.

Everyone is invited to enjoy a full scale competition event, see a variety of other FIRST robots in various stages of construction and operation, enjoy a college and career fair, and learn more about industrial and medical robotics in Tampa Bay.

FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams will come from all over Tampa Bay and Florida to showcase their skills and to pit their student built robots against one another in the challenge called Ultimate Ascent , a high speed game of ultimate robot Frisbee. Teams play in alliances of three on a blue team and a red team, and score by having their robots shoot discs into a variety of low and high goals, defend against opposing robots, and even climb a ten-foot high pyramid without any direct human intervention.

Elementary and middle school FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and high school level FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) teams will also have their robots on hand, running practice matches and working on their robots.

Guests are invited to visit the Team Pits to see team members working on their robots, and have a chance to talk to students, visit the ROBOCON Exhibit Hall to enjoy STEM demos, vendors and organizations, and learn more about technical, math and science career and college opportunities

Admission is free to the public and events take place from 10am to 6 pm Saturday and 10am to 5pm Sunday.


Bob Martinez Sports Center, University of Tampa
401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33606
United States

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Learning is for Everyone, Inc.

LI4E is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that creates engaging experiential learning opportunities in the sciences and arts for people of all ages. Our goal: to inspire a culture changing, lifelong love of learning that will help people live intentionally, meaningfully, productively and successfully in the 21st century.

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