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Robotics Competition

UOWD has hosted the annual Robotics Competition since 2010. The event attracts participants from across the UAE and beyond to showcase their robotic skills through a range of technical challenges.

The competition offers the opportunity for school students to enhance their skills in mathematics and computer programming and provides an excellent platform to exercise imagination, problem solving skills and teamwork.

Competition Details

Competition Date
15 May 2018

University of Wollongong in Dubai, Knowledge Park, Block 5, 14,15 
(10 minutes walking distance from DIC Metro Station)


  • Paper-based registration form
    • Fax: +971 4 278 1801
    • Email:
  • Online
    • Click here to register (Start date - 8 April 2018)

Click here to download UOWD Robotics information pack

Last day to Register
3 May 2018

Competition format

  • Each year, particular themes are selected by the organizing committee based on the level of participants which then have specific tasks defined for the participants.
    • Example: in 2014, the primary level theme was Soccer and included the following task:
      • The objective was to score goals. This match was played between two remote controlled robots.

Robotics 2018

We have two categories of competition this year. One category is the High School Category where we will expect students from Grades 10-12 to participate. In this category, there will typically be two competitions and teams can take part in one or both. Details on the actual competitions will be available on Sunday April 28 2018.

The second category will be Open Category where students from all grades are welcome to participate including primary, secondary and high school

Open Category

For this category, we invite students from all levels (primary, secondary, high or tertiary level) to participate and showcase their robotic mettle. This year’s theme is Robotics for the Youth in UAE. Everyone talks about elderly, disadvantaged and other groups in the society. But we hardly ever hear about the youth and their struggles and problems. Here is your platform and opportunity. You are the youth. You know the struggles, strife, problems and dilemmas you, your classmates, or friends face. How would you solve these using Robotics? We ask teams participating to think outside the box and come up with ideas on how robotics could impact, ease, innovate or contribute to the youth of day. The project that demonstrates the most creative solutions geared towards youth will walk away with trophies and certificates.

Registered teams are expected set up at the beginning of Robotics during Registration Period

The competition will be held in English

Winners and Prizes

  • The winners, runners-up and second runners-up will be awarded:
  • Certificates of Achievement
  • Prizes/Trophies
  • Scholarships from UOWD – Applicable to the High School Category winners
  • (Scholarship will come into effect after the winner has graduated high school as well as meeting the Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs’ entry and English language requirements)


  • All participants will receive a welcome pack when they register their attendance on the day of the event
  • All participants will receive Certificates of Participation that will be handed to their respective school faculty representatives in their ‘Thank You’ packs

UOWD Robotics Day Plan* 

8:30am – 10:00am Registration, light snacks and set up
10:00am – 10:30am Opening ceremony and key note
10:30am – 12:30pm High School competitions
Open category display and presentation
12:30pm – 1:30pm Discovery STEM adventure for participating teams
Teaching with robotics – teachers Forum for Mentors
1:30pm – 2:30pm Lunch and prayer break
2:30pm – 3:00pm Closing and prize giving ceremony

* Schedules are subject to change without notice.

Contact Details

General Rules and Regulations

  1. The competition is in teams
  2. Each school is allowed to register a maximum of three (3) teams
  3. Each team MUST consist of one (1) - two (2) or – three (3) students only.
  4. Registration fee of AED150/- per team per school is mandatory
  5. Tasks are designed for all levels including primary, secondary and high schools.
  6. Each school should register the teams under the school banner
  7. Each school should register a Faculty representative (hereby to be referred as Mentor) to accompany the teams on the day of the competition
  8. The competition will start 10:30am.
  9. Participants who have not registered their attendance on the day will not be allowed to participate
  10. The event will be covered by media outlets
  11. Winners will be declared based on judges’ decisions.
  12. Tie-breaker round will be applied if needed (more details on the day of the competition)
  13. Committees' decisions are final


  1. Mentors are expected to be chosen by the respective schools in order to accompany the participants to the venue on the day of the competition
  2. Mentors are solely responsible for their participants, particularly on the days of the competition/exhibitions
  3. Mentors are expected to train their participants for the competition
  4. Mentors have to remain at the venue for the entire duration of the competition and accompany their participants back.
  5. At the end of the competition, each mentor will receive a ‘Thank You’ pack that will contain :
    • E-Certificate of Participation for their students
    • E-Certificate of Appreciation for mentors

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