List of Robotics Competitions in 2024 - Singapore

Last Updated: 29 Jan 2024

What's the best way to improve yourself in robotics?

By meeting and competing with others in your field! Regardless of whether you win or lose, both sides gain precious learning experiences by being exposed to different strategies, techniques and new challenges.

As we go toward 2024, robot contests await us. To help the budding roboticists out there (teachers & coaches included), we've compiled a list of competitions and events you can participate in to hone your robotics skills and experience.

Our list serves as a guide to the year's most exciting robotics events in a chronological manner. Expect a rollercoaster of inspiration and cooperation as we delve into the core of these events. Prepare for a front-row seat to experience the enchantment of the dynamic world of robots in 2024—it's an adventure you won't want to miss!

(Scroll to the bottom for a summary list of all the robotics competitions in 2024)

 

1) Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC) Singapore 2024

  • Registration Period: Ongoing
  • Scheduled Date: February 4th, 2024
  • Location: MD1 Tahir Foundation Building National University of Singapore
  • Status: Ongoing / Physical
  • Age Group: Up to 15 years old
  • Sign up: Here

About Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC)

Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC) is a healthcare-themed robotics competition organized by NUS entities and industry leaders to demonstrate technological solutioning skills and to gain exposure to the healthcare industry and mechanism behind through online and offline competition programs.

 

 

2)  FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Challenge 2024

  • Registration Period: 1 Aug 2023 - 31 Jan 2024
  • Scheduled Date: 14-16 Mar 2024
  • Location: Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus
  • Status: Ongoing / Physical
  • Age Group: 9 - 16 years old
  • Registration Cost: $180 per team, $150 per team for MOE local schools
  • Early Bird Discount for Registration: 20% off (ended as of 17 Nov 2023)
  • Competition Kit: $320 (optional but recommended) 
  • Sign up: Here 

About FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Challenge

FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore is the site of the global FIRST® LEGO® League tournament. FIRST® LEGO® League requires players to earn points by completing mission tasks on the challenge field. The rules and mission are revealed five months before the competition, in accordance with the worldwide competition event. Participants must plan how to execute as many scoring missions as possible in 2.5 minutes. In addition to the mission run, there is a presentation component based on the current year's competition subject. At its core, the FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is a friendly competition. Ages 9 to 16 work in groups to do research, solve problems, code, and build robots. Using the LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime or LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 kit (discontinued), the robots are programmed to complete tasks in a robot game.

 

Leveraging FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Competitions for Direct School Admission Program

FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competitions hold substantial importance in schools specialising in robotics and STEM. High performance in these competitions serves as a pathway for potential applicants to secure successful admissions through the Direct School Admission route.

Reasons why FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) is the Best

  • The level and prestige of the competition: Winning a regional competition like FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) might hold more weight than placing in a smaller, local event. The winners stand a chance to represent Singapore in global competitions. 
  • Accessibility and inclusivity: Caters to a wider age range (4 -19 years old) compared to some other robotics competitions
  • Supportive community and learning environment: A strong and supportive community in Singapore. Numerous robotics and STEM focused learning centres provide training specially catered towards FIRST® LEGO® League. For instance, STEAM Engine.

 

Private Internal FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Competitions for Schools

Schools have the option to host FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competitions internally. Intra-school or inter-school FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) competitions held during off-peak periods contribute to boosting students' confidence. Your school can benefit from the expertise of Developing Innovative Youth, supported by Duck Learning, the exclusive partner of LEGO® Education in Singapore authorised to organise FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) based competitions and programs.

3) RoboCup Singapore Open 2024

  • Scheduled Date: 16 March 2024 and 5 – 7 April 2024
  • Location: Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Annexe Hall, Science Centre Singapore
  • Status: Ongoing / Physical
  • Age Group: 8 - 15 years old
  • Sign up: Here

About RoboCup Singapore Open

The 16th RoboCup Singapore Open is like a competition to pick the top robot teams in Singapore. These chosen teams will then go on to compete in the RoboCup Asia-Pacific 2024 and the RoboCup World Championship 2024, representing Singapore. The RoboCup Singapore is recognised worldwide by one of the top institutions and industries.

 

     

    4) FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Explore 2024

    • Registration Period: 1 Aug 2023 - 31 Jan 2024
    • Scheduled Date: 6 April 2024
    • Location: Canadian International School, Lakeside Campus
    • Status: Ongoing / Physical
    • Age Group: 6 - 9 years old
    • Registration Cost: $180 per team, $150 per team for MOE local schools
    • Early Bird Discount for Registration: 20% off (ended as of 17 Nov 2023)
    • Sign up: Here 


    About FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Explore

    Explore teaches kids ages 6 to 9 the principles of engineering as they explore real-world challenges, learn to design and code, and develop innovative solutions using LEGO® bricks, powered by LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 and the LEGO® Education SPIKE Essential Set.

    5) Innovation, Design, and Engineering (IDE) Series 2024

    • Registration Period: Closing 15 April 2024, 2359hrs
    • Scheduled Date: 20-21 May 2024
    • Location: Onsite (Venue to be confirmed)
    • Status: Ongoing / Physical
    • Age Group: 5 - 19 years old
    • Registration Cost: $95 per team or $40 per participant (IDE Code Builder/Code Hacker)
    • Early Bird Discount for Registration: $75 per team $35 per participant (IDE Code Builder/Code Hacker)
    • Sign up: Here 

    About Innovation, Design, and Engineering (IDE) Series

    The IDE Series is a national IT and engineering competition. The competition's goal is to push students to solve problems across areas such as electronics, programming, and mechanical design. There are various competitive events, each of which includes a mystery mission or task that will be disclosed at the commencement of the tournament. These tasks change from year to year, but the emphasis on innovation, design elements, and engineering remains central to the competition.

    IDE Series 2024 competition categories:

    1. IDE Robotics (Surprise Mission)
    2. IDE Sprint (Line Tracing)
    3. IDE SumoBot
    4. IDE Maker
    5. IDE Challenge
    6. IDE Code Builder (Scratch Programming)*  New
    7. IDE Code Hacker (Python Programming) *  New

       

      6) TechX Challenge: Robotics Edition 2024

      • Registration Period: TBC
      • Scheduled Date: September 8-10, 2024
      • Location: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
      • Status: Ongoing / Physical
      • Age Group: TBC
      • Registration Cost: TBC
      • Early Bird Discount for Registration: TBC
      • Sign up: Here

      About TechX Challenge: Robotics Edition 2024

      TechX Challenge is a comprehensive event that spans several technology fields. The Robotics Edition focuses on robotics and artificial intelligence, pushing participants to solve real-world challenges using creative solutions. Expect ground-breaking concepts and innovative execution.

         

        7) FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Discover 2024

        • Registration Period: To your convenience
        • Scheduled Date: Contact info@firstlegoleague.sg 
        • Location: To your convenience
        • Status: Ongoing / Physical
        • Age Group: 4 - 6 years old
        • Registration Cost: Contact info@firstlegoleague.sg 
        • Sign up: Contact info@firstlegoleague.sg 

        About FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Discover 

        This engaging STEM curriculum piques young kids' natural curiosity and fosters learning habits via hands-on activities in the classroom and at home using LEGO® DUPLO® bricks.

         

        8) National Robotics Competition (NRC) 2024

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC, 2024
        • Location: Science Centre Singapore
        • Status: Ongoing / Physical
        • Age Group: 5 - 19 years old
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

         

        About National Robotics Competition (NRC) 2024

        The National Robotics Competition is the main event that brings together students, educators, and professionals from around Singapore. With categories ranging from driverless cars to humanoid robots, this tournament acts as a breeding ground for emerging talent and cutting-edge technical developments. 

        For regular updates check out their Facebook page: Here

        9) Global Robotics Games (GRG)

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC, 2024
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Ongoing / Physical
        • Age Group: 5 - 19 years old
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About Global Robotics Games (GRG)

        The Global Robotics Games (GRG) 2024 is an international competition that aims to inspire and encourage students to become innovators of the future. The competition provides a platform for students to showcase their skills and creativity in designing, programming, and operating robots. By participating in the Games, students can develop valuable skills in problem-solving, teamwork, and leadership. They can also learn from experts in the field of robotics, exchange ideas with peers from different parts of the world, and explore the latest trends in technology. 

         

         

        10) Singapore Robotics Games (SRG)

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About Singapore Robotics Games (SRG)

        The Singapore Robotics Games (SRG) is an annual event that brings together academic and research institutions to showcase their advancements in robotics and automation. The event is patterned after the Olympics, with robots participating in challenging events that require research and development towards higher-performance robotic systems. The SRG aims to educate the public on the capabilities of robots beyond industrial tasks, encourage innovation in design among young engineers, and provide benchmarks for practical robotics research and development. 

        The event is patterned after the Olympics, with robots competing in 10 exciting events such as:

        • RC Sumo Robot Competition
        • Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition
        • Legged Robot Marathon Race
        • Picomouse Competition
        • Underwater Robot Competition
        • Open Category Wall Climbing Robot Race
        • Humanoid Robot Competition
        • Junior RC Sumo Robot Competition
        • Junior Autonomous Sumo Robot Competition
        • Tree Inspection Robot Competition 

         

        11) East Zone DSTA-DSO Robotics Challenge

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About East Zone DSTA-DSO Robotics Challenge

        This competition is organised by VJC, DSTA, and DSO and consists of two main events: the Exploration Challenge and the Autonomous Challenge. In the Exploration Challenge, participants must control three separate robots to complete a mission.

         

        12) DJI RoboMaster Youth Championship Singapore

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About DJI RoboMaster Youth Championship Singapore

        The RoboMaster Youth Championship Singapore is a national-level competition that offers two main events: the Exploration Challenge and the Autonomous Challenge.

         

        13) MakeX Spark Online Competition

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About MakeX Spark Online Competition

        MakeX is a global robotics competition platform that aims to promote multidisciplinary learning within the fields of science and technology. The competition is committed to inspiring young people to learn Science (S), Technology (T), Engineering (E), Art (A) and Mathematics (M) and apply such knowledge in solving real-world problems.

         

        14) Singapore VEX Challenge

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Ongoing / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About Singapore VEX Challenge

        The VEX Robotics Competition is a global robotics competition that aims to foster STEM skills and capitalise on the motivational effects of competitions and robotics to help all students create an identity as a STEM learner. The competition features two age groups: 9-14 and 11-17.

        Singapore VEX Challenge Competition Schedule 

        • 2024 Feb: Singapore VIQC National Championship 

        15) Science & Technology Challenge

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About Science & Technology Challenge

        The Science & Technology Challenge is a program that offers six e-challenges to students. These challenges are designed to test students’ critical and creative thinking skills while promoting the benefits of engineering and science education.

         

        16) Singapore AUV Challenge

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: 16 & above
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About Singapore AUV Challenge

        The Singapore AUV Challenge is an annual international competition of autonomous underwater vehicles held in Singapore. The competition challenges teams from around the world to build AUVs capable of undertaking simulated operational tasks in a confined water body.

         

        17) Asia Pacific Youth Robotics Competition

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus/Last Event in 2019 / Physical
        • Age Group: 8 - 17 years old
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About Asia Pacific Youth Robotics Competition

        The Asia-Pacific Youth Robotics Competition (APYRC) is an annual event that brings together young people from around the world to develop their problem-solving skills and creativity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

        For more info visit Facebook Page 

         

        19) National Robotics Programming Competition

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Hiatus / Physical
        • Age Group: TBC
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About National Robotics Programming Competition

        In a collaborative effort, NYP School of Engineering and Admiralty Secondary School organise an annual event aimed at unleashing the potential of young programmers in Singapore in the field of robotics. The event featured teams from various schools coming together to tackle a range of robotics missions, spanning challenges in automation, logistics, and a thrilling drone challenge. The inclusive nature of the event extended to parents, who actively participated by teaming up with their children in the robotics activities.

         

        19) World Robot Olympiad (WRO) – Singapore

        • Registration Period: TBC
        • Scheduled Date: TBC
        • Location: TBC
        • Status: Ongoing / Physical
        • Age Group: 16 & above
        • Registration Cost: TBC
        • Sign up: Here

        About World Robot Olympiad (WRO) – Singapore

        The World Robot Olympiad (WRO) is an international robotics competition that brings together young people from around the world to develop their creativity and problem-solving skills through challenging and educational robotics competitions. The WRO theme for 2023 was “Connecting the World,” and teams learned about shipping logistics and digital technology infrastructure.

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        Summary List:

        1. Robotics Innovation Challenge (RIC) Singapore 2024
        2. FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Challenge 2024
        3. RoboCup Singapore 2024
        4. FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Explore 2024
        5. Innovation, Design, and Engineering (IDE) Series 2024
        6. TechX Challenge: Robotics Edition 2024
        7. FIRST® LEGO® League Singapore Discover
        8. National Robotics Competition (NRC) 2024
        9. Global Robotics Games (GRG) 2024
        10. Singapore Robotics Games (SRG) 
        11. East Zone DSTA-DSO Robotics Challenge
        12. DJI RoboMaster Youth Championship Singapore
        13. MakeX Spark Online Competition
        14. Singapore VEX Challenge
        15. Science & Technology Challenge
        16. Singapore AUV Challenge
        17. Asia Pacific Youth Robotics Competition
        18. National Robotics Programming Competition

         

        This list is non-exhaustive. We will continue to add more competitions and similar events that Singapore-based students can join.

        Think we missed out on something? Email us at learn@ducklearning.com  

         Last Updated: 29 Jan 2024


        1 comment

        • Kang Liat Chuan

          There is also Worldskills Singapore (Mobile Robotics trade), once in 2 years, participated by 5 polytechnics and ITE. The current hardware is based on Studica’s competition set.

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