The 33rd PACISE Conference Robotics Contest


Shippensburg Department of

Computer Science and Engineering



Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis as space permits. Each team must complete the contest application form provided here: Robotics contest application form and return it no later than Wednesday, March 28th. Applications will be acknowledged via email. Note: Team members must also register for the PACISE Conference; a separate registration form is required. This form can be found on the conference web site.

Information and Rules

Team Composition

  • All team members, including faculty and alternates, must be registered for the conference using the conference registration form found on the conference web site. Any team with one or more members unregistered for the conference will be disqualified.
  • Each team is comprised solely of undergraduate students currently registered at that school. There will be two or three undergraduate students per team, plus alternates.

Location and Hardware

         The robotics contest will take place in the Math/Computer Technologies building third floor lobby.

         All teams must use a Lego EV3 Robotics kit. Sensors are limited to those that come with the kit:

o    1 EV3 color sensor

o    1 EV3 color sensor

o    1 EV3 color sensor

         Teams must supply their own robots, laptops and other required components to modify their robots at the competition.

         A room will be provided for setup and testing.


Contest Description

         The contest specifications can be found here: Robotics contest specifications

Contest Time

  • There will be a practice session which begins Friday evening at 7:30 PM for the purpose of familiarizing participants with the computing environment. This practice session ends at 9:30.
  • The contest will officially run on Saturday April 7th from 7:45 AM until 11:45 AM. Contest courses, different from the sample course will be revealed at this time. The sample courses will be available for debugging purposes throughout the contest.




Contest Procedures, Rules and Restrictions

         All decisions of the judges and/or the contest chair regarding permissible references are final.

         Team advisors coaches, and alternates are NOT permitted to help (or hinder) teams during the contest.

         The conference organizers cannot be responsible for the security of unattended electronic devices.


Rule Violations

         Violations of the rules may result in team penalties or disqualification.

         All decisions of the contest judges and/or contest chair are final.



Refreshments will be available.



Please forward any questions to Dr. C. Dudley Girard, Chair, Robotics contest.