A female student readies her autonomous vehicle to race.

Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

We host high school teams from around the country in a fast-paced, exciting autonomous vehicle challenge. It's a fun and exciting way to improve your math, science and engineering skills and put them to the test!

This event has been postponed in response to the COVID-19 virus.

We will update this page as new information becomes available. (March 13, 2020)

Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

Bring your best game to the Rose-Hulman High School Autonomous Vehicle Challenge!

Your goal: Maximum speed without losing control. Going fast is only part of the challenge; you also need to keep your vehicle on the track, making the best time you can while staying between the black lines! 

Autonomous vehicles include microcontrollers and sensors to drive autonomously around oval and clover-figure race tracks. Each team has a minimum of five students and must have at least one female or minority student. All-female/all-minority teams receive special financial incentives.

Get more details about the competition.

Are you up for the challenge?

Students from around the country come to our campus to test their abilities to design and build miniature autonomous vehicles in this yearly event that's not your typical robotics challenge. 

News & Results

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Student competitors watch as autonomous vehicles navigate a track

High School Students Get Up to Speed in STEM at Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

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Kneeling girl positions an autonomous vehicle on the track during the competition

High School Students Drive Their STEM Futures in Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

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RHIT Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

High School Students Off to Races Friday in RHIT Autonomous Vehicle Challenge

Want to Learn More?

Contact Dr. Marc Herniter, faculty sponsor of the Rose-Hulman Autonomous Vehicle Challenge, with your questions.

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