Roborama 2020

— Roborama has been canceled —

On April 25, 2020, dprg_logo_250x225Dallas Personal Robotics Group (DPRG) will conduct its 25th annual Roborama competition. The competition consists of a group of contests that provides opportunities for roboticists of all skill levels a chance to compete. The competition also has specific contests that are exclusively for students and student teams. Prizes are rewarded to the contestants that place in the top 3 positions. The contests are open to the public. Anyone can compete and all are welcome to watch.


The competition is held at the Dallas Makerspace located at:
1825 Monetary Lane
Suite 104
Carrollton, TX 75006


 9:00 – 11:00 Donkey Car Training

11:00 Contestants can have their robots checked for weight, size, and  compliance. It may also be possible to test run robots.

12:00  Last call for robot checks.

12:30  Start of competition. Student competitions will go held first.

 1:45   End of student competitions.

3:30-4:00  End of competition

The competition contests are:

  • Plastic Fasteners-only Sumo  (students only) – Robots made of Vex IQ, Lego Mindstorms, or similar plastic part systems go head to head in a contest of power and strategy.
  • Line Following – Robots follow a twisty line in a race of robot tracking and speed. There are levels for beginners, advanced robots, and really advanced robots (Challenge level). The beginner level has both student and adult divisions.
  • Quick Trip – A test of a robot’s ability to drive in a straight line and turn.
  • Four Corners – Robots navigate a large square and compete to see who can come the closest to their starting point.
  • Can-Can Soccer – Two robots race to remove cans from an arena while avoiding each other.
  • Donkey Car – Robot navigates a closed loop course for 5 minutes or until it gets lost, in an AI challenge of accuracy and robustness.


See rule clarifications and rules for additional information.


Preregistering helps the events run more smoothly and makes sure you are aware of any important news about the events. Plastic Fasteners-only Sumo event has a limit on the number of teams that can participate. Preregistered teams are given priority.