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 eigth annual competition in the Field House at the UWF Pensacola campus on October 25, 2014.

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. Please click for sponsorship form for BEST Robotics Competition events

2014 Emerald Coast BEST Team Registration

Registration is now open for the 2014 competition. If your middle school or high school plans to compete in this year's event then please be sure to complete the online registration process. You can register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11742039757. 

2014 Emerald Coast BEST Teacher/Mentor Workshop

This year's Teacher/Mentor Workshop will be held on Saturday, August 23, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. in Building 4 of the University of West Florida main campus in Pensacola. Please be sure to register if you plan to attend. You can register athttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/11742132033.

More Information

2014 Schedule

2013 Teams

2013 Awards


Helpful Information


2014 Best Teaser Video

Best Robotics 2011 Video