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List of Robotics Competitions in Singapore

Updated 20 Dec 2022

Here is a list of the major robotics competitions in Singapore throughout the year. Created for parents and students who are interested in the exciting world of competitive robotics! Email us at schools@nullspace.co if you like to add your competition event here, or if there is an update to any of the competition events listed here.

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FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Singapore

  • Event: FIRST LEGO League Challenge (9-16 years old)
  • Date: 1 April 2023
  • Event: FIRST LEGO League Explore (6-9 years old)
  • Date: 17 April 2023
  • Venue: Canadian International School (TBC)

FIRST LEGO League Singapore is the local event of the global FIRST LEGO League competition. FLL requires participants to score points by accomplishing various mission tasks on the challenge field. The rules and mission are announced 5 months ahead of the competition, in step with the global competition event. Participants must strategise on how best to complete the most scoring missions within 2.5 minutes. In addition to the mission run, there is also a presentation component based on the competition theme for the year.

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Innovation, Design and Engineering (IDE) Series 2023

  • Dates: 22 – 26 May 2023
  • Venue: Onsite (Venue to be confirmed)

IDE Series is a national technology and engineering competition event. The aim of the competition is to challenge students on problem solving across domains such as electronics, programming, and mechanical design. There are several competition events, each event contains an unknown mission or challenge, which will be revealed at the start of the competition. These challenges vary from year to year, but the emphasis on innovativeness, design element and engineering remains at the heart of the competition.

The competition categories for 2022 include:

  • IDE Robotics (Surprise Mission)
  • IDE Sprint (Line Tracing)
  • IDE Maker
  • IDE Code Builder (Scratch Programming) – Brand New Event
  • IDE Code Hacker (Python Programming) – Brand New Event
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RoboCup Singapore

(2023 event details not available)

  • Dates: 1 Apr to 28 May 2022
  • Venue: Singapore Science Centre

Jointly organised by Singapore Polytechnic and Science Centre Singapore. The competition consists of the Robo Soccer event and Robo Rescue to name a few. The Robo Soccer as the name alludes to, requires participants to build soccer robots to score points and defend their goal post. The Robo Rescue event requires participants to navigate obstacles like bumps, slopes and bottles.

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DJI RoboMaster Youth Championship Singapore 2022

(2023 event details not available)

  • Date: July 2022
  • Venue: Science Centre Singapore

RoboMaster 2022 Youth Championship Singapore is a national level competition as the champion, first runner-up, second runner-up and third runner-up teams of RoboMaster 2022 Youth Championship Singapore may choose to represent Singapore at either RoboMaster 2022 Youth Championship Final in China where all top teams of RoboMaster 2022 Youth Championship will compete for the grand champion, or at DJI RoboMaster International Game to compete using remote access technologies with teams from other countries.

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East Zone DSTA-DSO Robotics Challenge 2022

(2023 event details not available)

  • Date: July 2022
  • Final Rounds: 29 July 2022
  • Venue: Victoria Junior College

Organised by VJC, DSTA and DSO, this competition has 2 main events, the Exploration Challenge and the Autonomous Challenge. The Exploration Challenge requires participants to control 3 separate robots to complete a mission. Each team will have to build and prepare 3 robots either using LEGO Mindstorms or VEX platform. The Autonomous Challenge requires the robot to be pre-programmed to complete a challenge (e.g. scanning and shifting of cubes in a certain order). All missions and rules are released a few months before the competition date. As the challenge is significantly more difficult for LEGO based robots, it is advised to participate in this competition using the VEX platform.

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National Robotics Competition (NRC)

Note that for 2023 onwards, Science Centre Singapore is no longer the National Organiser for World Robot Olympiad (WRO) (Source)

  • Date: TBC
  • Venue: Science Centre Singapore

Organised by Science Centre Singapore, NRC is the Singapore round of the World Robot Olympiad (WRO). This is another national LEGO Robotics Competition where participants get sponsored to travel overseas to compete in the WRO if they manage to win the Championship Award or Best Robot Performance. The mission challenges are usually announced 2 to 3 months ahead of the competition date.

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NJRC 2016 Championship Award (Primary Sch Category)

World Robot Olympiad (WRO)

  • International Finals: 7 – 9 Nov 2023
  • Venue: Panama

WRO tournaments are organized in over 85 countries worldwide. Singapore teams that do well in the local WRO competition will be selected to represent the country in the International finals.

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Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC)

  • Grand Arena & Technical Competitions: 3 Dec 2022
  • Innovation Design Challenge: 3 Dec 2022
  • Venue: MD1 Tahir Foundation Building, National University of Singapore
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Singapore Robotics Games (SRG) 2022

  • Date: To be confirmed, 2022
  • Venue: TBC

Jointly organised by the various polytechnics, ITEs and universities in Singapore. Some examples of their events include Autonomous Underwater Robots and Legged Robot Marathon Race. The SRG is meant as a display to the public of what the tertiary students can do with robotics and a glimpse into the future generation of commercially-available robots.

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Competitions on Hiatus

NYP Science & Technology Challenge

  • Date: Not Announced
  • Venue: TBC

Organised by Nanyang Polytechnic, this competition has a total of 6 categories:

  • Rescue Ranger,
  • Cybersecurity and Digitalization,
  • Build your dream aircraft, Walking Robot,
  • Energy Harvester, and
  • AI & Data.

This event offers secondary school students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of engineering, science and technology to meaningfully challenges. These challenges aim to stimulate students’ innovative, creative and critical thinking skills and inculcate a passion in how things work.

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Asia Pacific Youth Robotics Competition (APYRC)

  • Date: To be announced, last held in July 2019
  • Venue: To be announced

APYRC consists of many events like the Sumo Robot, Tug-of-War and Mission Programming. Most events are carried out in the knock out format. As the competition format is less demanding it is a good introductory competition for newcomers to the robotic competition scene.

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National Robotics Programming Competition (NRPC)

  • Date: To be announced, last held in 2019
  • Venue: Nanyang Polytechnic

NRPC is a LEGO Robot competition similar to FLL. Participants must complete the numerous missions spread across the playfield within 2.5 minutes. They are able to change their attachments and programs once their robot returns to the start base. The focus of this competition is on strategising on how best to achieve multiple missions using the fewest attachments and runs.

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Rulang RoboFest

  • Date: Not Announced
  • Venue: TBC

This competition is organised by Rulang Primary School and is part of the RoboFest STEM Conference. The competition is carried out in a surprise mission format. Participants will have to build and program their LEGO robots to accomplish certain tasks within 3 to 4 hours.

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