A Virtual Design Competition

The Nature Recovery Robots challenge has ended for this year.

Thank you to all of the participants and congratulations to all winners!

Check out the video below for a look at the winning robots:

Winners Blog:

If you’d like to learn more about the winners, check out our blog post. You can read about their design process, what environmental challenge their robot solves, and access their Onshape documents to explore the designs further.
Read the Blog

About the Challenge:

Our global community is currently facing many environmental challenges including the management of waste and recycling, the impact of droughts, increased weather events, and the devastation of our natural ecosystems.

PTC and the REC Foundation teamed up to create a virtual design challenge to encourage the engineers of tomorrow to think about how they can help to tackle these problems.

For this challenge, participants from around the world used Onshape - a web-based CAD system used by professionals and available free to students and educators.

Participants will also utilized the VEX V5 competition super kit of parts in Onshape, in order to design a robot that can help aid in the recovery of our precious ecosystems and start changing the world!