BELL AVR Nov 6 event at UT Austin *Canceled*
- Event Code
- Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition
- Event Type
- Spots Open
- Event Region
- United States
- Standard Registration Opens
- 5-Aug-2022 08:00 EDT
- Registration Deadline
- 14-Oct-2022 18:00 EDT
- This event has been canceled.
- It is past the registration deadline.
Students use hands-on, industry-standard tools to design, build, and compete against teams from around the US with the most advanced aerial robotics technology available today. Participation in the Bell Advanced Vertical Robotics Competition prepares students for tomorrow’s STEM workforce needs on the ground and in the sky.
Due to the registration fee structure outlined below, teams should place themselves on the wait list to be registered for this event. Teams registering for this event as their first event will be added and their team registration fee will cover this event. Teams registering for this event as a second event will be added, as space permits, and asked to pay the $500 event fee through their Robot events account.
How to waitlist your team: To waitlist your team for an event, make your way to the Waitlist tab on the right side of this page. You should see a green ADD button beside your teams name. Click add, and your teams should be added. If you see a message saying that you do not have any eligible teams to add to the waitlist, please make sure that your team is marked as paid. Teams who are not fully paid and registered will not be able to waitlist or register for events.
If you are not marked as paid, please contact your TEM and request a spot be held for you at the event. Please provide the team numbers along with the event code at the top of the event page. If you do not know how to contact your TEM, you can find their information by going to the Robot Events home page, clicking on resources in the upper left corner, and clicking on support.
- Team registration in the Bell AVR program is $4000. You may register a team here for the 2022 Bell Season.
This includes registration for one qualifier event and the championship event (if team qualifies)
Option to register for a second qualifier event if desired is $500
Performance Awards will include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.
Judged awards will include Best Overall Design, Exemplary Team, Judge's Choice, and Presentation and Engineering Notebook.
Grade Level: High School
Skills Challenge Offered: No
Judging Format: All In-Person Judging
Event Dates & Locations
Austin, Texas 78712
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Tentative Agenda (subject to change):
|8:00 AM||Doors Open for Teams|
|8:30-9:00 AM||Drone & Safety Inspections|
|9:00 AM||Opening Ceremonies|
|9:30 AM - 12:00 PM||Matches & Judging Presentations|
|12:00 PM - 1:00 PM||Lunch Break|
|1:00 PM - 4:00 PM||Judging Presentations (may end early depending on the number of teams)|
|1:00 PM - 5:00 PM||Matches (may end early depending on the number of teams)|
|5:00 PM||Awards & Closing Remarks|
Volunteers are welcome to sign up here to help run the event. Contact BellVRC@roboticseducation.org if you are available to fulfill any of these volunteer roles.
Volunteer roles needed:
|Volunteer Type||Role Description|
|Queuer||Lets the next team know that they should be moving to the field and preparing for their upcoming match.|
|TM Operator||Runs the software to queue the next match, start the timer and input the scores from the referee.|
|Field Control Operator||Runs the field software and scoring.|
|Field Tech||Troubleshoots field issues and assist teams. Provided by RECF Support Staff, but willing to train local staff.|
|Check-in||First hour only. Welcomes the teams and marks them as present, handing out materials if needed.|
|Emcee||Announces teams for matches and provides commentary during match play.|
|Head Referee||Provided by RECF/Drobots. Will train the Side Referees|
|Judges||Watches student presentations with a judging team and selects Judged Award winners.|
|Facilitators||Can be the Check-in people. Helping where needed, such as lunch preparation, communicating to staff, handing out materials|
|Set-up Crew||Assists with unloading equipment, setting up fields, pit areas, judges rooms, check-in areas, volunteer room, etc. the day before the event.|
|Tear-down Crew||Assists with tearing down the event and loading equipment into the truck after the event concludes.|
Emergency/Bad Weather Policy
Teams will be contacted in the event of bad weather. Teams should include a phone number which may be reached evenings and weekends to assure that they can be contacted on the day of the event.
One event is included in team registrations. An additional event may be attended for $500 which is refunded at the event partners discretion due to the set costs involved in running an event. Requests will be handled on a one on one basis.
Health and Safety Policies
Local health guidelines will be followed for this event.
Game / Kit Information
We hope you enjoyed kicking off the season with us! If you missed the season kickoff, you can find that video HERE.
Other items released with the season kickoff:
Official Game Manual - Includes Judging and Award information.
Drone Assembly and Programming Instructions
All Participants and attendees are required to fill out the Consent form.Participant Consent Form
3 teams are on the waitlist for this event.