Dear Students & Professors,
We regret to advise you that the 2020 Drillbotics Competition has been canceled. With the current situation with COVID-19, multiple universities have shut down or severely restricted student access to labs and/or team meetings. As a result, a lot of teams haven’t been able to make progress towards the final demonstration. Originally, the committee wanted to hold an event to recognize your hard work allowing you to present via teleconference your findings during Phase II of the contest. However, with all the upheaval from schools closures and the move to online classes we do not want to add to your stress. The 2020 competition is simply cancelled and the contest will resume this fall for the 2020-2021 Drillbotics challenge. We expect the 2021 Drillbotics Competition guidelines to be very similar to the 2020 guidelines with a few changes based on team feedback. More on this will be announced in the summer.
We appreciate everyone’s participation this year and a special recognition goes to all the students. You put in a lot of work and proposed some very creative designs that we were looking forward to seeing in action.