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Our Story

The Drop Bears is a high school robotics team with students from all over Sydney in years 8 – 12. We compete in sports-like competitions on an international scale attracting more than 3000 teams. The focus of the team is to design, build, and program a new robot each year to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC).

FIRST is a not-for-profit organisation that inspires today’s youth in areas of  Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) by hosting a new challenge each year for teams to compete in.

 

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 5 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 – present