Build season is here and it's now time to build a robot.

Join a team of high school students dedicated to furthering their STEM skills in the First Robotics Competition. As the 2022 competitions approach, we are looking for people with a passion for engineering, whether mechanical, electronic or software.

If you have any questions regarding the program or the team contact us on enquiries@thedropbears.org.au 

For those interested in joining the team register here.

Training coming up

We are running  our training workshops for

  • General Introduction to the team & set up
  • Coding
  • Design & 3 D Modelling
  • Mechanical & electrical skills

The workshops will be held on selected Weekends in October and November. 

The initial workshops will be held online due to COVID restrictions.

We are awaiting further government and University updates to schedule in person training in our workshop and support spaces at The University of Sydney.


2022 Season Kick off

2020/21 Season Robot & Competition

You can get more information on the 2020/2021 competition season on the Hungry Hippo page.

What We Do


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


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


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


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


Compete against teams, in both domestic and international competitions.


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

New game season announced by FIRST. Watch the video here.

“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 7 years and look forward to guide and mentor the team into the future at The University of Sydney.”
Chief Operating Officer at Warren Smith and Partners
Head Mentor, 2019 – present