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ROBOTICON 2023 Aerial Drone Competition

21-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
Aerial Drone Competition
Event Type
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
16-Aug-2023 20:08 EDT
Registration Deadline
13-Oct-2023 20:08 EDT
Payment Deadline
16-Oct-2023 20:45 EDT

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General Info

Teams can register through October 13 to compete in this tournament at Roboticon. 

The 2023 ROBOTICON Aerial Drone Competition is part of the larger annual youth robotics showcase held in Tampa, FL each fall.  ROBOTICON - now in its 10th season! -  is a Manufacturing Month event, and will feature a variety of activities, workshops, tours, and an Innovation Fair with industry and academic exhibits, and other learning opportunities for participating students.  Registered teams will receive updates leading up to the event day to help them have the most enjoyable opportunity possible, and the full event schedule will be listed on the ROBOTICON website.

Spectators are welcome and the event is free and open to the public. 

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: All In-Person Judging

Eligible Teams:

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 21-Oct-2023

AMRoC FabLab
2154 University Square Mall
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States

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Agenda - Subject to Change

Doors Open/ Teams Check In and Inspections Begin


Piloting Skills Matches 

8:15 - 9:30am

Flight Team Meeting


Teamwork Matches Begin


Autonomous Flight Skills Begin



12:00 - 12:30pm

Resume Teamwork and Autonomous Skills Matches


End Matches (Teamwork and Skills)


Alliance and Final Matches

2:00 - 3:00pm




Sign up to Volunteer at ! We are recruiting Referees and Judges for the Aerial Drone Competition tournament. No experience required, training will be provided one monthh prior to the event through virtual webinars. 

ROBOTICON is volunteer-powered, and we appreciate all the amazing time, expertise, kindness, and support all our volunteers bring to the event. ROBOTICON 2023 will be running throughout the month of October, with different STEAM competitions, tournaments, and scrimmages running at different times throughout University Mall and inside the Fab Lab itself.  Volunteers receive a continental breakfast and/or lunch, depending on shifts worked, as well an event shirt and other perks.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event is held indoors and unless there's severe inclement weather - like a hurricane - will continue as planned.  In the event of a severe weather event, the tournament will be canceled and fees refunded minus any fees accessed by the REC Foundation. 

Refund and Payment Policies

If the Event Partner cancels/postpones the event: 

  • A refund of the registration fee per paid team minus any fees accessed by the REC Foundation  will be issued,

If a Coach/Mentor completes registration for the event then chooses to withdraw or not attend: 

  • No refund will be issued.


Health and Safety Policies

COVID-19 is not "over" and there are other respiratory illnesses like the flu and RSV for which to remain vigilant.  To that end, teams are asked to use basic good health and hygiene practices throughout ROBOTICON Rumble.   Anyone who is not feeling well is advised not to participate in the event.  AMRoC’s full health and safety policy can be read here.

With regard to student safety, ROBOTICON Rumble is held in a public mall and while the mall is safe and secure, with additional security on hand during the tournament,  coaches and mentors are advised to establish basic safety protocols with students and to remain vigilant throughout the tournament and not let students wander. Horseplay and roughhousing will NOT be tolerated at any time during the tournament.  

We appreciate the support and cooperation of all teams in helping make ROBOTICON Rumble a fun, healthy and safe event for all!

Date: 21-Oct-2023
AMRoC FabLab
2154 University Square Mall
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States

Travel Info

AMRoC Fab Lab is located at 2154 University Square Mall, Tampa FL 33612 - at the west end of the Mall.  Use for travel directions.  Parking is free and abundant around the mall, both in the parking garage and outside of it.  Bus parking is also available.  Lodging specials will be listed here:


Watch the ROBOTICON Aerial Drone Competition on 

All event participants, from staff, volunteers, students, coaches, teachers, families, and friends at any FCDI program or event are expected to abide by our non-discrimination and Code of Conduct policy.  Anyone behaving contrary to the policy may be asked to leave the event.  Thank you for always erring on the side of kindness and professionalism.

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