KIPR Mission

KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) was incorporated as a 501(c) 3 organization in 1994 to make the long-term educational benefits of robotics accessible to students. Our name is the well-known acronym (Keep It Simple, Stupid), and students tell us that this motto has been quite useful in designing their robots. KIPR's Mission is to:

  • Improve the public's understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math;
  • Develop the skills, character, and aspirations of students; and
  • Contribute to the enrichment of our school systems, communities, and the nation.

KIPR History:

KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) is the leading provider of programming based educational robotics programs. We create most of our products in-house, and we are located in Norman, Oklahoma.

Over 320 teams of middle and high school students, and their teachers, participated in our Botball® Educational Robotics Program in 2012, including teams from Qatar, Austria, Poland, and Zimbabwe. Over 1,000 individuals participated in our hands-on Botball® robotics workshops that took place in 13 regions across the country.

We are a national organization with a small cheerful staff, great volunteers, and generous sponsors. Our KISS Institute for Practical Robotics (KIPR) / Botball® family is well known and organized across the nation, from Massachusetts to Hawai'i.