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The 2014 Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) will be held July 30th - August 3rd, 2014, at the University of Southern California Galen Center located in Los Angeles, California.


The Oklahoma State Department of Education, in partnership with Botball, will be providing grants of up to $2,200 per school to facilitate recent start-up and existing middle and high school Botball teams.

2014 KIPR Aerial Challenge's game:
Search and Rescue

The Challenge:
Send an Autonomous Drone and Unmanned Ground Vehicle (UGV) through an structure, static environment, to recover Botguy.

The Global Conference on Educational Robotics hosts the International Botball Tournament where Botball teams from around the world vie for the International Championship. Any team that competes in a regional tournament regardless of how they finish is encouraged to participate in the International Botball Tournament.

The KIPR Open Autonomous Robotics Game (formerly known as Beyond Botball) is distributed by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics to encourage ongoing robotics education beyond the high school level.

This year's game:
Hang 'Em High

The Challenge:
The objective of this year’s game challenge is to collect and hang coat hangers on rungs at 2 different heights.

The Botball Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards.

By designing, building, programming, and documenting robots, students use science, engineering, technology, math, and writing skills in a hands-on project that reinforces their learning.

Students are exposed to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds. Botball addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.