Welcome to the Central Ohio Robotics Initiative (CORI) website. CORI is a program of The PAST Foundation and is dedicated to inspiring teens and young adults to learn more about building and using robots – a field that not long ago belonged solely to the realm of futuristic movies and television – and learning more about math, science and technology in the process.

View our video and catch the excitement of robotics by seeing the robots, and hearing from our students and team advisors.

​Robotics is one of the most promising and exciting industries of the future and has the potential to provide today’s students with fulfilling careers. Our goal is to foster an interest in robotics by challenging students to develop their own robots that can perform multiple tasks in a fun and structured environment. By demonstrating how technology can be put to work in fun and creative ways, we hope to increase the number of students involved in robotics in central Ohio, expand the number of college-bound students interested in technology, and increase the number of college graduates with science and problem solving skills. Long-term, we want to help ensure that central Ohio and the state have the skilled workers that attract new industries and jobs.

 Below is the 2016 game revealed to teams on January 2.  Competitions start in March with the championship taking place in St. Louis, Missouri at the end of April.

2016 CORI Robotics Invitational

Sponsored by Honda R&D Americas, Inc.

June 18, 2016

Dublin Coffman High School

Click here to view the live Webcast of the competition

Check out updates during the event at @CORIrobotics on Twitter and Instagram


Thanks to everyone that made last year’s event a huge success, including the participating teams and mentors, Honda R&D for their sponsorship, and our  loyal volunteers.  This event would not be possible without this support.   We look forward to seeing everyone for this year’s event on June 18, 2016!

Click here for pictures from the event, including the pictures of the award winners.

Winning Alliance:  Team 234 – Cyberblue from Indianapolis, IN / Team 2614 – MARS from Morgantown, WV / Team 3266 – Robots R Us from Eaton, OH

Runner Up Alliance:  Team 4145 – WorBots from Worthington, OH / Team 4146 – WorBots from Worthington, OH / Team 1720 – PhyXTGears from Muncie, IN

CORI Spirit of Ohio Award:  Team 3201, Ross Rambotics, Hamilton, OH

Awesome Drive Train Award:  Team 2614 MARS, Morgantown, WV

Best Stacker Award:  Team 1126, SPARX, Webster, NY

Judges’ Award:  Team 5667, Team AIR, New Albany, OH

CORI Mentor of the Year:  Bret Queary from Team 1317, Digital Fusion, Columbus, OH


Ever See a Student Jazzed about Science? We Have! 

Watch this video to see what the excitement is all about.