College of Engineering & Mines

Updates for students, alumni, supporters and constituents

Battle bot-to-bot at BatSuBot this December

Courtesy of BatSuBot Event Registration

An intensive BatSuBot is coming

The BatSuBot Robotics Competition, now in its third year, represents a collaborative effort orchestrated by Tarek Elderini, Andrew Dahlen, and a dynamic team of organizers of the esteemed College of Engineering & Mines, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science. This annual event proudly carries the torch of its inaugural triumph in 2021, promising another exhilarating spectacle.

BatSuBot is a unique fusion of BattleBot and SumoBot robotics competitions, which beckons the creative ingenuity of UND students to conceptualize, construct, and operate robotic contenders with the purpose of competing in a robotic match, expelling their opponent from the arena. Student enthusiasts of robotic technology and innovation are invited to witness this spectacular display of technological prowess and participate if they have what it takes.

View the 2021 BatSuBot Robotics Competition overview here.

Battle against others bot-to-bot

This year’s 2023 BatSuBot Robotics Competition will be held on Friday, December 8, 2023, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The location is still undetermined and will be released to competitors and spectators on November 24, 2023.

Do you think you have what it takes? Register at the link here. The deadline to register your bot for the competition is November 5. Check out the BatSuBot Participant Flyer for more information on writing and a detailed view of robot specification rules and competition guidelines. Email Dr. Tarek Elderini at or call 701.777.6505 for any questions and concerns. Stay tuned for updates with the location information on November 24, 2023.

Robot Specifications Competitor Rules
Max weight: 3 lbs. At least one of the following weapons: wooden tools, pneumatic systems, manipulated arms, rollers, and flippers. Competitors must arrive on time with their robots ready. More details about the time and location will be sent closer to the competition date.
Maximum Dimensions: Rectangular builds: No larger than 15″ x 10″. Circular builds: No more than 13″ in diameter. The competition ring size is 8 feet by 8 feet. Create and submit an entrance video. Robots should be ready 1-2 weeks before the due date to introduce and record the robot’s skills with an entrance video, including music and effects.
Prohibited Items consist of heavy and or oversized weaponry on your bot.

Written by John Nguyen  //  UND College of Engineering & Mines