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ECER 2022

Livestream: Season Kickoff 16.11 from 18:00

ECER – European Conference on Educational Robotics


The European Conference on Educational Robotics (ECER) is an international scientific conference for students. Researchers present their findings in engaging talks, show their robots live, and partake as judges in exciting robot competitions, including the official European Regional Botball Competition and the PRIA Open. Participating teams give scientific talks about their robots, projects and experiences in English.

Engaging students in Robotics and Science.

When? 25.04 – 29.04.2022

Where? Bratislava Aurelium

What you should know



You have already participated in competitions and maybe even have a team with which you can work well together? Then the Botball competition is exactly the right competition for you. Of course, you can also participate in the Botball competition as a new and less experienced team.

Botball is a non-destructive and team-oriented robotics competition that offers equal opportunities to each team. For this purpose, each team receives a defined robotics set consisting of metal and Lego parts, sensors and actuators, two controllers and a standard vacuum cleaner robot. The competition task is redesigned each year and is not released until the two-day workshop at the beginning of the Botball season. This gives each team an equal amount of time to develop strategies and robots. Special emphasis is placed on planning, documentation and quality of the technical solution. Besides winning the competition, special awards are granted for best programming, best mechanical engineering and best documentation. Team-oriented, exciting, fair!

 All information about the official Botball tournament are available to teams at

The game will be released in January, for a rough estimate of what tasks you might face, you can find all the documents from last year here.


Do you have little or no competition experience, but would like to be part of a competition event? Maybe you already have a robot set and a few friends who think like you? Or you just don’t want to be limited to a given set and want to live out your creativity freely?

The OPEN competition is designed for anyone who wants to try robotics and learn something new! Unlike Botball, there are no restrictions on the components used here, provided they are not too expensive. This means no extensive kit is necessary, just the parts you actually want to use. In the OPEN competition, apart from the allowed materials, the same rules apply as in the Botball competition.

The game will be released in January, for a rough estimate of what tasks you might face, you can find all the documents from last year here.

PRIA Aerial

If you are interested in flying robots, then this is the right competition for you. Master the complicated navigation with an autonomous drone in 3-dimensional space, fly through obstacles and transport objects.

In the PRIA Aerial competition, in principle, you can participate with any programmable drone. However, you must make sure that the drone does not pose a danger to you, the objects or other participants. In case of doubt, please contact us.

The game will be released in January, for a rough estimate of what tasks you might face, you can find all the documents from last year here.


Call for Papers & Keynotes





Apart from robotics competitions, research is a fundamental part of ECER! Every year, we invite established researchers to shed light on recent advances in robotics and related fields. Furthermore, our Call for Papers invites everyone, including students, to present their experiences in a paper, or even give a talk at the conference.The Call for Papers is going to be put online in January

Robotics Showcases

Robotics Showcases





A permanent attraction of the ECER are the robotics showcases. They ranged from the first mobile robot for use in fire departments to a pancake robot. Our guests have started just as our competition participants: as young, interested, robotics students – let’s keep the enthusiasm!



Take part now!


Any questions?



Depending on the tournament:

Pria OPEN/ Pria Aerial: here you can participate with your family, friends, schoolmates, etc. without age restrictions.

Botball: high school students (13-19) can participate in groups of 3-7 people.


If you want to take part in the Botball competition, registration is necessary by 5.12.2021 at the latest. For the Pria Aerial and Pria Open competitions you can still register afterwards.

What does the participation cost?

The conference itself is free of charge, but for the participation in the Botball tournament the purchase of an official Botball set is necessary. Depending on whether you already have a set from the previous year, there are also cheaper reuse options. The exact prices can be found on the registration page.

Participation in the Open and Aerial Tournament is free of charge, but you have to organize your own set of choice.

Accommodation and food must also be organized by yourself.

Is there a forum?

Yes you can find the forum here.

I would like to know how such a contest could look like?

On this website you can find all the documents for ECER 2020, here you can already get an idea of how the competitions will run and what tasks you can expect. The official documents for ECER 2022 will be available from January 2022.


Both will be put online in January. All necessary links and documents can be found here.


Have a look into the forum or simply contact us at We will be happy to help you!

Contact & Impressum


Practical Robotics Institute Austria
Verein zur Förderung des wissenschaftlich-technischen Nachwuchses durch Robotik

Wexstraße 19-23
A-1200 Wien, Österreich
Raum H128 (1.Stock)

Telefon: +43 1 33 126-361
ZVR-Zahl: 250022837
Obmann: Dr. Gottfried Koppensteiner
Geschäftsführer: Dr. Wilfried Lepuschitz