Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association

The Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association is a full-contact robotics competition, where participants build and control 120 pound robogladiators to place balls or achieve other goals while opponents stop them.

OCCRA generates enthusiasm for technical and academic disciplines such as design, engineering, physics and electronics, providing recognition and encouragement for students who devote their energies to these areas of studies. OCCRA participants not only learn practical applicable knowledge, but also the skills of working collaboratively in groups, teamwork, good sportsmanship, and quick thinking on their feet.

Unlike the FIRST robotics competition program, OCCRA robots are entirely student designed and built. The rules of the competition will allow for and encourage corporation partnerships but will not allow precise machining or processes that cannot be carried out in the schools.

Learn more about the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association at http://bit.ly/OSrobotics.

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OCCRA Is Generously Supported By:

Support OCCRA

OCCRA is a capstone program supported by the Oakland Schools Educational Foundation through the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations. Your gift of support to OCCRA allows schools to offer free or reduced-priced kits and materials for schools and gives all students the opportunity to participate.

Make a Gift to Support the Oakland County Competitive Robotics Association

Purchase a Keepsake Program Ad

Each year, OCCRA celebrates the achievements of its teams and students with an awards banquet. Businesses can purchase advertising space in the Keepsake Program in support of the OCCRA program.

 Keepsake Program Ad Form



OCCRA teams are supported by talented and dedicated professionals who share their technical knowledge in the design and operation of the robots. For more information on volunteering with your local OCCRA team, or with the OCCRA program, please contact Terri Kroll, 248-209-2432 or at terri.kroll@oakland.k12.mi.us.