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Build season is over and it's not time for the real world proof of the hungry hippo.

Southern Cross Regional

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First unofficial Australian Regional is under way.

South Pacific Regional

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Next weekend is the second regional.

Follow the team scoring for the Southern Cross Regional on the Blue Alliance site

Life video stream is on Twitch

What We Do

Design

Design a robot and all included modules using technology such as CAD.

Program

Write code to allow the robot to complete all necessary tasks.

Build

Use engineering skills to construct and fabricate a robot that meets functional requirements.

Schedule

Design and manufacture a robot within a six week time frame.

Competition

Compete against teams, in both domestic and international competitions.

Outreach

Engage and recruit high school students from across the Sydney region.

“We’d love for you to join us on this journey.”

“The University of Sydney and The Australian Centre for Field Robotics is proud to have hosted The Drop Bears for the last 7 years. It's also personally gratifying to help students discover their passion for STEM subjects, and apply their passion in a way that goes beyond what they could do at school.”
Dr James Ward
Australian Centre for Field Robotics at The University of Sydney
Head Mentor, 2013 – 2019

“After 6 years of committed, passionate and successful leadership James has handed the role of head mentor over. I am proud to have been with the team for the last 6 years and look forward to guide and mentor the team into the future at The University of Sydney.”
ANDREAS HEINTZE
Chief Operating Officer at Warren Smith and Partners
Head Mentor, 2019 – present