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 eighth annual competition in the Field House at the UWF Pensacola campus on November 7, 2015.

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 2015 Sponsorship Form

2015 Emerald Coast BEST Team Registration- LAST DAY TO REGISTER IS 9-22-2015

Registration is now CLOSED for the 2015 competition.

2015 Emerald Coast BEST Help Workshop

UWF students will be present to entertain any questions concerning robot build and programming. Workshop is open to both teachers and students.

NOTE: We will not program any robots during this workshop, we will only assist teams with questions.

Date: October 27, 2015

Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Place: UWF Pensacola Campus, Building #4, Room 246


More Information

2015 Schedule

2015 Teams

2014 Awards


Helpful Information


2015 Best Teaser Video

Best Robotics Past Practice Video