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.
College and university educators are encouraged to use the KIPR Open game as a project in their science and engineering courses. Mentors, parents and teachers of Botball® teams are encouraged to focus their own creative energies into a solution for the KIPR Open (let the kids build their own robots!).
If you or your organization holds a robotics event using the KIPR Open game, please let us know so we can list it at our web site.
KIPR Open Tournament
The KIPR Open Tournament consists of two separate rounds - seeding and double elimination. During the seeding rounds teams compete unopposed on the game board as their robots attempt to score as many points as they can.
The seeding rounds are a great opportunity for teams to show what their robots can really do. Teams go head-to-head in the double elimination rounds as robots from two different teams compete on the game board simultaneously.
Teams attempt to score as many points as possible, but also to keep their opponent from scoring. Teams are awarded for their performance in seeding and double elimination rounds, but judges' choice awards are also given in a variety of categories. Judges' choice awards are not necessarily related to a team's ability to score points during the tournament rounds.
The KIPR Open Tournament at the Global Conference is based on the KIPR Open Autonomous Robotics Game, which is distributed by KISS Institute for Practical Robotics. The 2013 Global Conference on Educational Robotics will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma July 6-10, 2013.
2013 KIPR Open Autonomous Robotics Game
This year's game:
Lift and Stack
The objective of this year’s game challenge is to lift and stack, installing heavy tubes on posts and/or filling randomly ordered elevated funnels with color matching poms.
2013 KIPR Open Autonomous Robotics Game Rules
Download the 2013 KIPR Open Game Rules v1.1, updated April, 1st 2013.
KIPR Open Discussion and FAQ
The Botball Community website hosts the KIPR Open Discussion forum where you can discuss the game or tournament and see the latest version of the official 2013 KIPR Open FAQ.