National Robotics League and Combat Bots

It's robot fighting time!  PART is fielding at least one 15 lb class combat robot in NRL 2018-2019 season, with plans to progress into heavier weight divisions at events as the team gains experience….and west coast events emerge to replace RoboGames which will not be held in 2019 :( .  

Sparks Fly at the 2017 NRL Nationals!

Sparks Fly at the 2017 NRL Nationals!

combat robotics program

At this time, our combat bot program is primary focus on:

  • The National Robotics League - a high school combat bot league in the 15 lb weight class. Our participation in NRL will likely run Oct - May, depending on the Regional events the team chooses to attend.

  • Summer Combat Events - there are various combat events during the summer that the students can choose to compete at

About the national robotics league

The National Robotics League (NRL) is a manufacturing workforce development program of the National Tooling & Machining Association (NTMA) where students design and build remote controlled robots (Bots) to face-off in a gladiator-style competition. Through the manufacturing process of Bot building, students’ imaginations are captured as they design, build and compete with their own robotic creations. Through this hands-on effort along with industry partnerships, students gain practical knowledge of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) – all essential skills for manufacturing.


More action from the 2017 NRL Nationals!

More action from the 2017 NRL Nationals!

NRL in northern california 

NRL Regional Competitions are held across the United States, culminating with the NRL National Competition in May 2019.  

PART and NTMA are exploring the possibility of starting a Northern California Regional.  Currently teams in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Sacramento area and Central Valley need to travel to Southern California or other regions to compete.

We are looking for high schools/non profit competitive teams, educators, NTMA members, industry leaders,  mentors, pro-bot builders and sponsors who would like to join us to champion bringing NRL to Northern California.

Contact PART at to learn more!