Robot Drone League (RDL) started 6 years ago in Boca Raton, Florida, by Dr. Scooter Willis. His team at TechGarage created and designed the robotics competition as an initiative to help serve at-risk youths in the North Miami area. Dr. Willis’ endeavors in assisting these youths paved the way for RDL.
Creativity and innovation are critical elements in advancing the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) into the future. Robot Drone League is designed to provide students with open-ended challenges that allow for creation and innovation by engaging in hands-on design, engineering and programming of interactive robots and drones. Working with robots in a collaborative game format can be a very powerful tool to engage students and enhance math and science skills through hands-on, student-centered learning. Through participation in RDL, students can develop the essential life skills of teamwork and collaboration, as well as critical thinking, project management, and communication required to become the next generation of innovators and problem-solvers in our global society.