Upcoming Events

BotsIQ Remake Learning Day - Assembly Line Challenge

Monroeville Public Library 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, PA

Assembly Line Challenge Gather your friends and join us for a fun-filled competitive challenge. Your team will set up an assembly line and compete to produce the most quality mini flashlights in the least amount of time. Grade Level: 5-8 Location: Monroeville Public Library      4000 Gateway Campus Blvd. Monroeville, PA 15146 Date/Time: May 23rd at 5:30- 6:30 Scenario: Imagine that you are an industrial designer working for Lighting Automation & Assembly, Inc., a company that designs and manufactures flashlights. Your team has been challenged to set up an assembly line to produce as many high-quality mini flashlights in the shortest amount of […]

Teacher Professional Development Day 2022

Commonwealth Charter Academy TechWorks 162 East Bridge Street, Homestead, PA

BotsIQ's annual Teacher Professional Development Day is the kick-off to the combat robotics season.  Further details about the sessions will be shared soon.  Some basic information is below.  Registration is required.  Visit: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/botsiq-TPDD-registration. Who should attend: Teachers participating in BotsIQ's high school combat robotics program (up to 4 students are also encouraged to attend) When: Friday, September 30, 2022 from 8:00AM - 3:00PM Where: Commonwealth Charter Academy's TechWorks (Homestead, PA)

Student Advisor Meeting #1 (Wednesday Option)

Student Ambassadors agree to attend three virtual meetings throughout the school year to receive important information regarding BotsIQ events, updates, and deadlines. Meeting #1 will cover logistics for the upcoming 2023 competition season. Student Advisors may attend this meeting either on: -Wednesday, October 19th, 4-5PM OR -Saturday, October 22nd, 10-11AM Both sessions will provide the same information, and student advisors need only attend one session. The meeting link will be sent one week prior to the first meeting. Contact JoAnna ([email protected]) with any needs or questions.

T-Shirt Design Contest 2022

Get your creative side going!  BotsIQ's annual T-Shirt Design Contest is back! Rules & Guidelines: -Designs should follow the theme: "Made in the USA." -Must be a solid color t-shirt (feel free to give a color suggestion) and must have 3 colors or less in the design. -Only provide a design for the front of the shirt. The back will have school names like previous years. -Please submit a design within the size of 8 x 8 inches. -Utilizing the BotsIQ logo is not required, but if you’d like to use it please ask your teacher or email us for the […]

Student Advisor Meeting #1 (Saturday Option)

Student Ambassadors agree to attend three virtual meetings throughout the school year to receive important information regarding BotsIQ events, updates, and deadlines. Meeting #1 will cover logistics for the upcoming 2023 competition season. Student Advisors may attend this meeting either on: -Wednesday, October 19th, 4-5PM OR -Saturday, October 22nd, 10-11AM Both sessions will provide the same information, and student advisors need only attend one session. The meeting link will be sent one week prior to the first meeting. Contact JoAnna ([email protected]) with any needs or questions.

Pittsburgh Robotics Network Discovery Day 2022

David L. Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA

Join BotsIQ for the Pittsburgh Robotics Networks' first ever Discovery Day and learn why our city is being called the Robotics Capital of the World! There will be live demonstrations from local robotics companies including: Argo AI, Aurora, Waymo, Locomation, Aethon, HEBI Robotics, IAM Robotics, Thoro.AI, Sarcos, Neya Systems, EKTO VR, Humotech, Shift Robotics, Near Earth Autonomy, Eye-bot Aerial Solutions, Gather AI, Aeras, and so many more! The event will provided most benefit to students in grades 6-12, but all are welcome. Learn more at robopgh.org/discoveryday. Registration is required.  Visit the Robotics Discovery Day School Group Registration form to sign up.

Student Advisor Meeting #2 (Monday Option)

Student Ambassadors agree to attend three virtual meetings throughout the school year to receive important information regarding BotsIQ events, updates, and deadlines. Meeting #2 will cover details regarding BotsIQ documentation. Student Advisors may attend this meeting either on: -Monday, January 9th, 4-5PM OR -Wednesday, January 11th, 4-5PM Both sessions will provide the same information, and student advisors need only attend one session. The meeting link will be sent one week prior to the first meeting. Contact JoAnna ([email protected]) with any needs or questions.

Student Advisor Meeting #2 (Wednesday Option)

Student Ambassadors agree to attend three virtual meetings throughout the school year to receive important information regarding BotsIQ events, updates, and deadlines. Meeting #2 will cover details regarding BotsIQ documentation. Student Advisors may attend this meeting either on: -Monday, January 9th, 4-5PM OR -Wednesday, January 11th, 4-5PM Both sessions will provide the same information, and student advisors need only attend one session. The meeting link will be sent one week prior to the first meeting. Contact JoAnna ([email protected]) with any needs or questions.

Wiring Schematic Virtual Session

BotsIQ invites all teams to attend a Wiring Schematic session with Astrobotic Engineer & BotsIQ Judge, Elena Petrak. Elena presented a session on Wiring Schematics in our Kickoff session back in September, and this virtual session will both review and expand upon concepts from her session. We highly encourage all teams to attend this session. Wiring Schematic Virtual Session Meeting Link

Documentation Due 2/1 – Executive Summary, Cover Letters (3), & Resumes (3)

Submit: Executive Summary, Cover Letters (3), & Resumes (3) Use the following link: https://form.jotform.com/conklin/botsiq-documentation-submission BotsIQ 2022-23 Documentation Submission Rules and Regulations: In order to participate in the competitions, every BotsIQ team is responsible for submitting all required documentation to BotsIQ. All documentation must be submitted by its due date.  (See the BotsIQ Documentation Rubric for due dates.) Teams will earn 1 bonus point per section that is submitted by 11:59 PM the day BEFORE documentation is due. Example: If a documentation section is due by February 1st, a team will earn a bonus point for the section if it is submitted by 11:59 PM […]

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