Savage Soccer is a robotics program that can be used and adapted by schools and groups to help their students learn more about engineering, design, and robotics through fun competition. Savage Soccer began as a team-building activity for the WPI/Mass Academy FIRST Robotics team in 1995 and has since grown to be a national competition with events at several sites throughout the country.
One of the goals of Savage Soccer is to keep events affordable for both participating teams and those running the event. Anyone with a PIC, Cortex, or V5 VEX kit can compete. Event registration is free.
Each year, WPI students work to develop a new game for the Savage Soccer competitors and organize a large tournament on campus. The event uses the same basic field structure year-to-year with new challenges and game pieces that can be created inexpensively.