April 1-3, 2016         Hartford, Connecticut USA

Trinity College International Robot Contest


The contest will take place on April 1-3, 2016.  Save the date!  Please stay tuned for important updates for the 2016 contest rules and competitions.  The 2016 Contest Rules Version 0.99 have been published; please check back often for updates to the rules.

The Trinity College International Robot Contest is an open, not-for-profit events that require invention of autonomous, socially relevant robots.  The contests promote creativity, teamwork, the understanding and application of STEM subjects and the sharing of ideas.


The Best Unified Robot Performance (BURP) Award is the highest honor that a fire fighting robot team can earn.  The relative ranking of the robots within their respective division determines their BURP score.  The BURP score is based on 50% on the robot performance in the arena, 25% on the Olympiad score and 25% on the poster score.  Any Junior, High School or Senior level, unique robots are eligible to win.

Join us April 1-3, 2016!  Nearly 100 people are needed for various shifts throughout the weekend.

Contest merchandise is now available for purchase online.  Click below to visit our new online store.

Registration for the 2016 

Trinity College Robot Contest 

will be open on December 1, 2015

The 2015 BURP Award Winner is Anouk from mercer area high school (PA)!  congratulations on this great achievement.