FEH Robot Competition

All dates for this event occur in the past.

Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)
337 W. 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210
United States

Enjoy engineering, fun and robots during the 26th annual FEH Robot Competition

Celebrate National Robotics Week (April 2-10) and watch first-year engineering students compete to see which robots perform the best on Saturday, April 9, during The Ohio State University College of Engineering’s 26th annual robot competition.

The Fundamentals of Engineering for Honors (FEH) Robot Competition is the culmination of a semester-long design-and-build project that challenges 228 first-year engineering honors students to design, build and program a fully autonomous robot vehicle in just nine weeks.

Fifty-seven student teams will compete in both a round-robin and a single-elimination tournament competition to determine which student-built robot can best execute the required tasks to help a restaurant meet increased demand. Each team of three to four students will set their robots in motion around a student-built 12-square-foot course that simulates a diner. The fully autonomous robots have just two minutes to perform specific tasks, including flipping a burger, selecting a requested song on the jukebox, putting away a used dining tray, sliding an order ticket and flipping a lever to dispense the correct amount of soft-serve ice cream.

The entire university community and the public are welcome; traditionally, several hundred spectators attend.


  • 12:00 p.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m.: Round-robin competition
  • 4:15 p.m. to approx. 5:45 p.m.: Single-elimination tournament
  • 6:00 p.m.: Presentation of awards

Parking: Parking is available at the Neil Avenue Parking Garage or the Tuttle Park Place Parking Garage at an hourly rate.