South Central PA Robotics Competition12.0

The Final Round

The 12th annual South Central Pennsylvania Robotics Competition will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023. See details below for the schedule and location information.


Please note that preregistration for student competitors is strongly encouraged. There is a $5 registration fee per student. The pregistration deadline is November 11, 2023 at 9:15 am. This registration process will help in the planning for food and t-shirts for competitors. The link for online registration is

Competition Location and Schedule

The morning competition will be in the CUB Building. The final competition will be in the Educational Activities Building North at Penn State Harrisburg. Parking will be free on the day of the competition in the lot to the south of the library (the building labeled "L") and in the lot next to the Swatara building ( the building labeled "D").

Competition Schedule

Time     ActivityVenue
8:30am-8:45am Student Check-in and Contest OverviewCUB
8:45am-11:45 Competition Round 1CUB
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch and Preparation for Competition Round 2CUB
1:00pm-1:15pm Competition Round 2EAB 2nd Floor Lobby
1:15pm Awards CeremonyEAB 2nd Floor Lobby

Sponsors and Robot Kits

The generosity of all of our sponsors funds not only the competition itself. It also allows us to provide free robot kits to local schools and student mentors from Penn State to help groups at local middle schools and high schools learn to use the robots. Teachers, school administrators, or teams coaches, who would like to receive a robot kit should contact Dr. Aldo Morales or Dr. Kiana Karami.

Emergency Contact and Registration Form

Note: Students registering for the Robotics Competition still need to fill out the below emergency Contac, Medication and COVID 19 form.
Registration Form 2023.pdf


Adults who would like to volunteer as judges, please obtain all the required clearances indicated in the form that can be found in the link below, prior to the competition date. For more information contact Mrs. Kelly Batche at

Robotics Competition Evaluation Comment

Use the follow link to comment on the effectiveness of this Robotics Competition. Your feedback is crucial to improve the delivery/content/duration of the competition or Evaluation Comment Sheet 2023.docx


2023 Lead Sponsors

The 2022 Lead Sponsors have each donated over $1,000 to the contest:

2016 Photos

Check out photos from the contest!

2014 Contest Coverage on Fox 43 News

Students challenged to build educational robots for 4th Central PA Robotics Competition
by Alysa Poindexter

This competition in Middletown, Dauphin County had robots coming out to play. It was part of the 4th Central PA Robotics Competition hosted at the Penn State Harrisburg campus on Saturday. Students from half a dozen local high schools  and the civil air patrol 306 cadets were challenged to build an educational robot to do ...

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2013 Contest Coverage in the Patriot News

Results and photographs from the contest were reported in the Patriot News.

2013 Preparation at MAHS

Middletown Area High School (MAHS) reports on preparation for the 2013 Competition, with the help of graduate student mentors from Penn State Harrisburg.

2012 Sentinel Photo Album