University of Houston Cougar Combat Cup Spring 2024


Robotics @ UH Robotics at the University of Houston :

The University of Houston is hosting their Apr 13, 2024 Biannual Combat Robotics Cup, the Cougar Cup, at the University of Houston’s Engineering Building 1! Open to the general public, the combat robotics cup will be a full afternoon of robot building, repairing, and destruction!

Event TLDR: April 13th, 2024, Houston, TX. Engineering Building 1, University of Houston. Registration opens 2/23/2024 at 9AM.

General Competition Information

Please read the Information Packet at General Competition Information for exact specifics.  CHALLONGE.COM LINKS ARE LIVE IN THE DOC 

Robot Requirements:   Robots must meet the SPARC Robot Construction Specifications.  In addition, no fire weapons or ICE (Internal Combustion Engines). No Projecile weapons of any kind. No Chemical Propulsion (I.E. Rocket, Thermal, or jet. Please contact event organizers for monpropellant thruster regulations). Charging of Batteries can only occur on non-carpeted floors.  Weapon locks and sharp edge covers must be used while the bot is outside of the arena.

Registration Fees: Registration fees are paid at check in and upon passing inspection, via Venmo or cash. When paying via Venmo, please state your Name, Robot weight class, Robot name, and Team/university name.

Registration fees are paid at check-in and upon passing inspection, via Venmo or cash. The Registration fees before April 10th are - 

Registration fees after April 10th and at the door -

Link to pay via Venmo:  

For information about Student discounts, please visit the Information Packet-Student Discounts section.


Check- in: Located in Engineering Building 1 The Pit (Commons). Check-in starts at 9:00 AM and closes at 10AM. Final Inspections must occur before 11AM, and all inspections cease at 11AM. Please check the competition information packet for the inspection checklist. You can bring your own copy of the safety wavier, but a copy will be provided if you did not bring one.   

Schedule: This schedule is subject to change based on weather, check in, and number of bots registered. 

Event Locations: The Main Tournament area will be in Engineering Building 1’s Main Atrium, otherwise known as the Pit. Seating is provided and is free of charge. 

Parking Location Information and Map: Main parking for the event will be in the Elgin Street Garage at 4224 Elgin St, Houston, TX 77004. Parking costs 15$ for the 8 hour option. NOTE - GOOGLES ROUTING FOR EGLIN STREET GARAGE IS NOT FUNCTIONING, please check the map for details. 

Event Safety: You can bring an extension cord or power strip. Please only plug in 1 power strip into an outlet. We advise bringing your own table. For information on what tools are allowed and not allowed, please see the information packet at Tool usage and Workbenches:

Location: 4726 Calhoun Rd, Houston, TX 77204, USA


Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Begin: 09:00

End: 20:30

Registration: February 23, 2024 - April 13, 2024

Team Registration fee: 20.00 USD