TechFest Competitions (including UK Micromouse)
The UK Micromouse championship is an international robotics competition that has been held every year in the UK since 1980. It is the centrepiece of Birmingham TechFest.
This year's TechFest took place on Saturday 28 June 2014.
The competition sees autonomous (self-directed) robot 'mice' race against the clock to search the centre of a 16 cell by 16 cell maze in the shortest time. There are rules on the maze and you can see examples of Mice and Mazes in our gallery.
In addition to the UK Micromouse competition, a number of other competitions have been developed over the past few years with the aim of promoting engineering and encouraging youngsters (and others) to see engineering as their future.