Nullspace Robotics provide a series of training to prepare students for robotics competitions in Singapore and overseas. These trainings are helmed by our competition tested robotics instructors with a strong track record in robotics competitions.
To participate in our robotics competition training, students must have attained Robotics Certificate Programme (Advanced Level).Robotics Certificate Programme
Robotics Competition Training
Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning (C4RL) takes part in approximately 3 robotics competitions in a year. Students who are enrolled in this training will work in teams of 3-4 members. They will be officially registered in the competition and will represent C4RL. Do note that students cannot represent both their schools and C4RL for the same competition.
FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Singapore
- Date: 31 March 2022 (Robot Run Video Submission)
- Venue: Conducted via Zoom due to COVID-19
- Organiser: Duck Learning
- Training Date: Weekly training (Mon/Fri), approximately 14-16 sessions of training from Dec to Mar
- Date: 23 – 27 May 2022
- Venue: C4RL-WEST (Rochester Mall) or Online (depending on category participated)
- Organiser: Nullspace Robotics
- Training Date: Weekly training (Mon/Fri), approximately 4 sessions of training
National Robotics Competition (NRC)
- Date: Sep Holidays (Pending due to COVID-19)
- Venue: Science Centre Singapore
- Organiser: Science Centre Singapore
- Training Date: Weekly training (Mon/Fri), approximately 15-16 sessions of training from June to Sep
Robotics Competition Preparatory Class
(In House Competitions)
Students in the Competition Preparatory Class will train based on current or past year robotics competition missions. They will work in teams of 2-3 members. Participants are not registered in actual competitions but take part in an In-House competition organised at Nullspace at the end of the course . This is ideal for students who would like extra training if they are already representing their school for said competition event, or for students who cannot commit to the actual competition training programme.
CPC 2021 Season 1
- Mission: FIRST LEGO League (Current Season)
- Training Date: Weekly training (Sat/Sun), approximately 8 sessions of training from Apr to May
CPC 2021 Season 2
- Mission: IDE Series (Past Season)
- Training Date: Weekly training (Sat/Sun), approximately 4 sessions of training in June
CPC 2021 Season 3
- Mission: National Robotics Competition / World Robot Olympiad (Current Season)
- Training Date: Weekly training (Sat/Sun), approximately 8 sessions of training from Oct to Nov
Additional Course Information / Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
How to be shortlisted for the Competition Training Programme?
To be shortlisted, students will need to complete the full Robotics Certificate Programme before the start of the training programme.
Competition invitations will be sent out one month before the start of the training programme via email. Students who qualify for it will be automatically added into our competition mailing list.
What is the duration of each Competition Training Programme?
The number of training sessions required varies with the type of competition event as well as the competition timeline.
For instance, challenge-based competitions such as IDE Series (which requires students to prepare for an unknown mission) will require approximately 4-6 sessions.
Whereas preparation intensive competitions such as FLL / NRC (which require students to prepare a presentation) will require approximately 14-16 sessions to prepare for.
What are the fees like for the competition training programme?
The competition training package fees can be broken down into training fees (depending on the number of sessions) and a competition fee (which includes the team’s registration fees, rental of sets, laptops, etc.).
These fees will be stated upfront in the competition invite and must be paid in full before the start of the training programme.
Students with remaining course packages may use them to offset the competition fees. More details will be stated in the competition invite.
When are competition trainings usually scheduled?
Competition Training Sessions are typically held on Saturday or Sunday mornings.
Students who wish to participate in the training programmes must ensure that they are able to commit to a minimum of 85% attendance.
There will not be any make-up sessions as training sessions are progressive and are done together as a team.
What are the competition age categories that Nullspace partake in?
The Nullspace Centre for Robotics Learning participates in both the primary school category (Ages 9 to 12) and secondary school category (Ages 13 to 16) of the competitions mentioned above.
We may also participate in the tertiary school category (Ages 16 to 19) subjected to the demand from students and availability of instructors.