Follow us!
YouTube Facebook Pinterest

Junior FIRST LEGO League


Focused on building an interest in science and engineering in children ages 6-9, Junior FIRST® LEGO® League (Jr.FLL®) is a hands-on program designed to capture young children’s curiosity and direct it toward discovering how science and technology impact the world around them. This program features a real-world challenge, to be explored through research, critical thinking and imagination. Guided by adult coaches and the Jr.FLL Core Values, team members work with LEGO elements and motorized parts to build ideas and concepts and present them for review.

More Information:



Introduces younger students to real-world engineering challenges by building LEGO-based robots to complete tasks on a thematic playing surface. FLL teams, guided by their imaginations and adult coaches, discover exciting career possibilities and, through the process, learn to make positive contributions to society.

More Information:

May Madness Competitions

Sarah Heinz House and Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Academy host local competitions for kids of all ages. Below are past competitions of May Madness. Use the following link to check out the latest May Madness challenge!



Robotropolis is a competition challenge for May Madness. A number of missions that are available in this challenge include Cut Hogweed, Pick Up Trash, Drop Off Packages, Clean The Road, Save The Person, and many more!

More Information:
Competition Overview (FLA)


Botball Hybrid I

The goal of Botball Hybrid is to score more points than the other team. There are two sections to the game; a 15-second autonomous section, followed by a 2-minute remote controlled section. For more information on the rules, please visit here.

More Information:
Competition Overview (PPT)
Rules (DOC)
Scoresheets (DOC)
Scoresheets (EXCEL)

Botball Hybrid II

An updated version of Botball Hybrid! For more information on the rules, please visit here.

More Information:
Competition Overview (PPT)


Mister Rogers’ Robotics Adventure

Mister Rogers Robotics Adventure challenge consists of deliveries and returns. Compete around Daniel Tiger’s clock, the Platypus Mound, Lady Elaine’s Museum-Go-Round, and more!

More Information:
General Guideline
Research Presentation


Robot Circus

Introducing Robot Circus! Complete as many of the nine challenges to earn points. The team with the most points win!

More Information:
Game Board Layout
Challenge Rules
General Rules

Props and Board Photos
Robot Hall of Fame Photos
Team Photos

© 2018 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy. All rights reserved.