What is Emerald Coast BEST Robotics?


‌The University of West Florida hosts the Emerald Coast BEST Robotics hub, the first BEST hub in the State of Florida. Emerald Coast BEST will hold its twelfth annual competition in the Field House at the UWF Pensacola campus (come back for our 2019 dates).

The mission of BEST Inc. is to inspire middle and high school students to pursue careers in engineering, science, and technology through participation in a sports-like, science and engineering-based robotics competition each fall.

The goal of Emerald Coast BEST is to accommodate as many robotic teams as the competition venue and hub finances can support.

The funding of hub operations depends entirely on corporate and individual sponsorships. Materials kits to build the robots are provided to the teams by the hub. No fees are paid by students or schools participating in BEST Robotics. (BEST Sponsorship Form 2019 coming soon.)


2019 Emerald Coast BEST Team Registration

Registration for new and returning schools: 
Click here to register.

Please visit and view our 2018 Video Teaser on YouTube. 



Congratulations to our 2018 Winners

Best Award

1st Northwest Florida Robot Spot

2nd Seaside Neighborhood School

3rd Woodlawn Beach Middle School

Robot Award

1st Pensacola Catholic High School

2nd Pensacola High School

3rd West Florida High School


More Information

Teacher/Mentor Workshop
Saturday, August 24, 2019
9:00-11:00-BEST Overview
11:00-12:00-Lunch
12:00-3:00-Hardware and Software Training

Kickoff
Saturday, September 14, 2019
10:00am-12:00pm
Location remains the same.

Practice Day
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Times and location remain the same.

Engineering Notebooks
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Email to vtaylor@uwf.edu

Competition Game Day
Saturday, October 26, 2019
8:00am-5:00pm

Regional Competition
December 7-8, 2019

Contacts