The Internal Competition is an annual robotics competition hosted by the Stony Brook Robotics Team at Stony Brook University for new members, robotics enthusiasts and interested students. Every Fall, students from all across campus to delve into the field of robotics, to learn engineering fundamentals and to build their own robots. The competition primarily focuses on a set of objectives that must be accomplished by a robot that is built to specifications provided by SBRT. Tools, materials and other resources are provided by SBRT to competitors so that they can build robots without any hindrance other than the competition rules.
The Internal Competition starts in October and lasts for a month before the competition day in November. During this period, competitors are organized into teams of 4-6 members who collaboratively build robots. In the month-long build period, SBRT hosts workshops on mechanical CAD, microcontrollers and programming for students to develop their skills as they build their robots. On competition day in November, faculty, staff and students from across the College of Engineering and Applied Science are invited to watch the showcase of the robots.
If you wish to be part of the next Internal Competition, follow us on social media @sbroboticsteam to keep updated on upcoming dates.
For the 2018 Internal Competition, teams participated in an obstacle course challenge called Robot Ninja Warriors. The competition consisted of building remote-controlled arduino-based mini-robots that can race through an obstacle course.