6th Annual CSU Robotics Bowl





:: qualifying round::


qualifying scores

:: final round ::

final scores636625041307278961





Teams will be updated here as they register for the event.

  1. Tara Elementary Awesome Mustangs
  2. MD Roberts Team 1
  3. MD Roberts Team 2
  4. MD Roberts Team 3
  5. MD Roberts Team 4
  6. MD Roberts Team 5
  7. RMMS Team 1
  8. RMMS Team 2
  9. RMMS Team 3
  10. RMMS Team 4
  11. RMMS Team 5
  12. RMMS Team 6
  13. North Clayton Middle School
  14. Mundy's Mill Middle School



The CSU LEGO Bowl was started in the fall of 2012 by Scott Bailey and Jarrett Terry. Its objective is to provide the students of Clayton State University the opportunity to apply the knowledge imparted by their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) courses to design, build, and program a robot to perform tasks analogous to those found in the workplace on a larger scale.  Additionally, it provides the students of Clayton State University the opportunity to assist, and engage students, in programs currently found in area K-12 schools and/or after-school programs (or develop programs which currently do not exist, but are in demand).

Dr. Tonya Clarke (Georgia Master Teacher, Coordinator of K-12 Mathematics for Clayton County Public Schools) received a Verizon Innovative Learning Grant to bring after-school robotics programs to six Clayton County middle schools: Jonesboro, Kendrick, Lovejoy, MD Roberts, North Clayton, and Rex Mill. This year's competition will serve as a nice introduction to the annual FIRST LEGO League competition held each fall, as well as bring the participants together in the spirit of "Coopertition" and "gracious professionalism," two of the fundamental core values of the FLL competition.  

We would like to thank Dr. Tonya Clarke and Clayton County Public Schools (including teachers, students, and parents) for their commitment to such an incredibly important initiative.




The 2018 CSU Robotics Bowl will be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm in the University Center Commons (first floor University Center).

To ensure that we can create a schedule ahead of the event, please send an email to ScottBailey@clayton.edu by Monday, May 7, 2018 with your school and the number of teams you plan on bringing.


Current Round Tasks


:: sumobot challenge ::

The competition field is a 3' x 3' square sumo ring, with two corners specially marked as the starting corners, as displayed below (units are inches). 

The challenge is straightforward: Teams must design, build, and program a LEGO Mindstorms robot to attempt to push the other robot out of the square ring. Robots must be autonomous.

  • Teams place their robots with their wheels fully inside the starting triangle.
  • Teams must select the program they would like to run prior to the match, and indicate to the referee that they are ready.
  • The referee will countdown and signal the beginning of the match.
  • Teams may choose to start their program any time after the referee's signal.
  • Teams may touch their robot only once: to activate the desired program.  Any other touch (not allowed by the referee) during the match will result in a loss.
  • The winning robot is the one that remains in the square ring the longest.
  • A robot is inside the square ring if at least one wheel touches the inside, up to the outer border, of the ring.
  • A match will last no longer than three (3) minutes.
  • If there is no winner, a rematch is declared. After two rematches, a tie is declared.

A win is worth 2 points, a tie is worth 1 point, and a loss is worth 0 points. After a round-robin style qualifying round, the top four teams in score will advance to the final bracket to play in a head-to-head tournament style to determine final rankings.

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