The main entrance to the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center is now open. Van Pelt Library and the Fisher Fine Arts Library are currently open to Penn Card holders, Penn affiliates, and certain visitors. See our Service Alerts for details.

March Madness BattleBots Build and Competition

Join a battlebot team or come watch them compete in our first-ever March Madness Battlebot Build and Competition events!

March Madness Battlebot Poster

Want to build and compete? Sign up for a build session on March 13 or March 20. Each team will be responsible for constructing a kit vehicle that will be challenged in battles, obstacles and much more. You’ll get to build, personalize, and drive your way to prove your robot is best. Winners will be awarded a mini flying drone with an indoor obstacle kit. No experience is necessary, but space is limited! Sign up soon if you’d like to participate.

Missed the signup or just want to watch from the sidelines? Join us on March 27 to see the battlebots in action and cheer on your favorites, and follow the Penn Libraries on Twitter and Instagram to get a sneak peek at the competing bots before the big match.