Boosting Engineering, Science, and
BEST Robotics Fact Sheet
BEST Robotics Inc. (BRI)
is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization based in Dallas, TX.
The mission of BEST
is to inspire and motivate students to pursue careers in
engineering, science, and technology through participation in an
exciting, challenging, and fun robotics competition.
There is no
entrance or participation fee for schools to compete in BEST.
Students have six
weeks to design and build a remotely controlled robot that
outperforms other robots in a head-to-head game-like competition.
Engineers and other
technical professionals from industry serve as team mentors
who advise and guide students through the design and construction of
BEST features two
Robotics (the game
BEST Award, presented
to the team that best embodies the concept of
Science, and Technology
university, company, individuals, or combinations thereof—can
sponsor a hub. A hub must serve no less than 8 schools/teams.
Average first-year costs for running a 24-team hub is approximately
$28,000. Subsequent years’ costs are considerably less.
Individuals or groups
desiring to start new hubs are required to attend BRI’s New Hub
Workshop, an annual, one-day event held in mid-November.
overview of BRI can be found at