Build your bot. Plan your attack. Compete to win.

Botball starts with a workshop where teams learn to design, build and program their robots from scratch. Then teams have eight weeks to create a robot, plan a strategy and program to win.

The final showdown is a fast-paced competition where teams maneuver their robots on a game board through obstacles and challenges.

Note: Only secondary schools in Doha, Qatar are eligible to apply. Please note that lower and middle schools are not eligible to apply. Applications should be submitted by a school counselor or teacher. Unfortunately, applications from schools outside of the state of Qatar will not be accepted.

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Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon

Botball is a partnership between CMU-Q and the KIPR Botball organization. Students from the CMU-Q Computer Science Program are available to assist and answer questions.

CMU-Q’s Computer Science program is based on the curriculum of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, USA, one of the best programs in the world. Our award-winning faculty, researchers and students are internationally known for developing new methods and technologies that shape the world.


Careers in Computer Science

  • Roboticist
  • 3D graphics programmer
  • Software developer
  • Game programmer
  • Software engineer
  • User experience designer
  • Business intelligence analyst
  • Web developer
  • Artificial intelligence engineer

Graduates in computer science work at companies like Google, Airbnb, Ooredoo, Shell, Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), General Electric and Qatar Petroleum.


Learn more about Botball:

Damian Dourado | Director, Pre-College Programs

tel: +974 4454-8546 or +974 4454-8500