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The Final Round

The ninth annual South Central Pennsylvania Robotics Competition will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021. See details below for the schedule and location information.


Please note that preregistration for student competitors is strongly encouraged. There is a $5 registration fee per student. The pregistration deadline is November 13, 2021 at 9:00 am. This registration process will help in the planning for food and t-shirts for competitors. The link for online registration is

Competition Location and Schedule

The morning competition will be in the CUB Building. The final competition will be in the Educational Activities Building North at Penn State Harrisburg. Parking will be free on the day of the competition in the lot to the south of the library (the building labeled "L") and in the lot next to the Swatara building ( the building labeled "D").

Competition Schedule

Time     ActivityVenue
8:15am-8:30am Student Check-in and Contest OverviewCUB
8:30am-11:30 Competition Round 1CUB
11:45am-12:45pm Lunch and Preparation for Competition Round 2CUB
12:45pm-1:00pm Competition Round 2EAB 2nd Floor Lobby
1:00pm Awards CeremonyEAB 2nd Floor Lobby

Sponsors and Robot Kits

The generosity of all of our sponsors funds not only the competition itself. It also allows us to provide free robot kits to local schools and student mentors from Penn State to help groups at local middle schools and high schools learn to use the robots. Teachers, school administrators, or teams coaches, who would like to receive a robot kit should contact Dr. Aldo Morales.


2016 Photos

Check out photos from the contest!

2014 Contest Coverage on Fox 43 News

Students challenged to build educational robots for 4th Central PA Robotics Competition
by Alysa Poindexter

This competition in Middletown, Dauphin County had robots coming out to play. It was part of the 4th Central PA Robotics Competition hosted at the Penn State Harrisburg campus on Saturday. Students from half a dozen local high schools  and the civil air patrol 306 cadets were challenged to build an educational robot to do ...

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2013 Contest Coverage in the Patriot News

Results and photographs from the contest were reported in the Patriot News.

2013 Preparation at MAHS

Middletown Area High School (MAHS) reports on preparation for the 2013 Competition, with the help of graduate student mentors from Penn State Harrisburg.

2012 Sentinel Photo Album