Robotics

Highland Prep features robotics competition teams in VEX Robotics, SeaPerch Robotics, Zero Robotics, and Drone Racing.

VEX Robotics
Design System offers students an exciting platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by creating with VEX Robotics technology. Beyond science and engineering principles, VEX Robotics encourages teamwork, leadership, and problem solving among groups. It also allows educators to easily customize projects to meet the level of students’ abilities. The affordable VEX platform is expanding rapidly and is now found in middle schools, high schools, and university labs around the globe. Robotics hobbyists also appreciate the advanced capabilities of the VEX Robotics System.

High School Competitions: Teams compete regionally and at state qualifiers from November through February. The state championship competition is in March. The national championship competition is in late spring.

VEX V5 Workcell
The VEX V5 Workcell is a construction system for a 5-axis robotic arm, conveyors and sensors, combined with VEXcode software. Workcell introduces students to manufacturing concepts such as construction, palletizing, and coordinate planes to build a solid foundation of knowledge and understanding for the future manufacturing workforce.

SeaPerch Robotics
The SeaPerch Program is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. Building a SeaPerch ROV teaches basic skills in ship and submarine design and encourages students to explore naval architecture and marine and ocean engineering principles. It also teaches basic science and engineering concepts as well as tool safety and technical procedures. Students learn important engineering and design skills and are exposed to all the exciting careers that are possible in naval architecture and naval, ocean, and marine engineering.

High School Competition: Teams compete in a national competition held in May.

Zero Robotics
Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition where the robots are SPHERES satellites inside the International Space Station. The competition is online and teams compete to solve an annual challenge guided by mentors. Participants can create, edit, share, save, simulate, and submit code, all from a web browser. After several phases of virtual competition, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship aboard the ISS. An astronaut will conduct the championship competition in microgravity with a live broadcast! The programming competition is sponsored by NASA and MIT.

High School Competitions: Teams compete in preliminary rounds from September through December. This competition is open to teams from the US as well as from ESA participating states (in Europe).

Drone Racing
For the Win Robotics and RAD Aerial Drones offer the RADC Competition – the most exciting 90 seconds in aerial sports! Students will use specific engineering and coding skills to drive innovation and collaboration as they learn how drones are built, how they function, and how they can be programmed and utilized for positive change. For more information, visit https://www.roboticseducation.org/radc/

Enroll today and join one of our competition robotics teams.