The Student Robotics Competition Programme is the main activity of Student Robotics and is how it currently meets its charitable objective set out in its constitution. It consists of an annual programme, aligned with the academic year, where teams of 16-19 year-olds (generally in sixth form) take part in an reasonably open-ended engineering challenge to construct autonomous robots.
The teams are divided into 2 categories:
“Events” teams are responsible for stuff that directly impacts the current competition cycle. Their term of office is 11 months to cover a competition year.
“Services” teams are responsible for stuff that either entirely or largely spans multiple competition cycles. Their term of office lasts for 24 months.
This division of teams is to aid understanding of remits of the different teams.