Robot Open Autonomous Racing (ROAR™)

Led by its faculty members with deep expertise in AI and autonomous driving, Berkeley is proud to announce and host a new AI racecar competition in 2020. The Robot Open Autonomous Racing (ROAR) competition will pit multiple student racing teams to compete for speed and vehicle skills at the heart of the iconic Berkeley campus. 
The participating teams will adopt the set of common 1/10 RC car hardware as regulated by a rules committee. The regulations aim to ensure the competition to be affordable and fair to our target students. Different teams are allowed to upgrade their car hardware as permitted by the regulation and to develop and deploy their own autonomous driving software.
In order to preserve the safety and well-being of all students and members in our community, the decision has been made to host a virtual debut competition for ROAR in Fall 2020.


Submission website for ROAR 2021 Spring Season will open in April. You need to register to be a member of the Vive Center to be able to submit.

Steering Committee:

Francesco Borrelli
Shankar Sastry
Koushil Sreenath
Allen Yang, Chair


* Important Note: Due to restrictions imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic, ROAR competitions for 2020 and 2021 seasons will only host the S1 series until further notice.


We thank the contestants who participated in our ROAR competition from the following institutions.

Philips Academy Andover

Yali Middle School

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Allen Y. Yang <>
Huo Chao Kuan <>