Team Automation Competition
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2023 Team Automation Competition

Calling all high school and college students: The Team Automation Competition is back this October! This is your chance to…

  • Team Robotics Competition WinnersShow off your technical skills
  • Compete against other schools from all over Wisconsin
  • Prove yourself as the top technical program in the state
  • Win BIG prizes for your program!

The competition is back and bigger than ever before!

The Team Automation Competition is the next generation of the Team Robotics Competition of 2019 and 2021. That means, in addition to robots, this event will feature a variety of industrial automation technology. Teams will get to show off their knowledge around foundational industrial systems, like electrical and mechanical systems, fluid power, motors, HMIs, PLCs, robots and cobots, sensors and more!

And since it's taking place at the state's largest industrial technology event, students will have the chance to meet employers and see cutting-edge systems being deployed in industry today.

October 3-5, 2023 at the Wisconsin Manufacturing and Technology Show

Wisconsin Expo Center at State Fair Park  |  Milwaukee, WI

(Teams only need to be present during their competition date/time)

How it works


Teams will pre-register for a competition time slot using the register link below. They will then be sent more details about what to expect leading up to the competition, including what skills to practice, what technology to prepare for, and how they will be scored.


Competition runs October 3-5, 2023 at the Wisconsin Expo Center in Milwaukee. During their time slot, teams will have 2 hours to complete a series of automation challenges on a range of industrial technology. 



Scoring will take place throughout the competition by a panel of industry expert judges. Winning teams will be announced during an online awards ceremony on Friday, October 6th. There will be winners in the high school and post-secondary divisions. 


How to Prepare

Teams who register will be sent an information packet with a list of skills and competencies that may be tested as part of the challenge. Where applicable, they will also be given access to free resources that can train some of these skills.

The competition challenge may include, but is not limited to:

  • Standard electrical safety procedures
  • Hand tool operation
  • Precision measurement
  • Schematic and diagram reading
  • HMI operation
  • Logic gates
  • Electrical circuits and relays
  • Inputs output devices
  • Sensor types
  • Automated machine operation
  • Mechanical maintenance
  • Robot control
  • Collaborative robotics
  • Lead through programming
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