Members of the UMKC Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) student organization, can volunteer to participate in the Robotics Team and compete against other university teams for cash prizes at the Region 5 Robotics Competition. The competition is a part of the IEEE Region 5 Business Meeting and Student Conference that can be held anywhere within a ten state region.
The robots submitted to the competition must fit within a three foot cube and weigh no more than fifty pounds. The robots are not remote controlled; they are programmed to autonomously run a series of tasks on an eight foot by eight-foot board.
After the competition, the team also has the opportunity to demonstrate the robot on behalf of UMKC to show K-12 students how math and science can be fun.