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Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue Challenge Set

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Designed especially for SkillsUSA®, the Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue Challenge Set features heavy-duty, aircraft-grade aluminum elements for construction, powerful drive motors, and expandable capabilities. TETRIX® provides the ideal platform for creativity. The patented hole pattern on TETRIX structural pieces is unique to this system and enables competitors to attach pieces at angles as well as horizontally and vertically.


Type: Robotics Sets Grades: 9-12
SKU: W37410


  • California Proposition 65 Warning:

    WARNING: This product contains one or more chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

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What You'll Get

  • Brackets and mounts
  • Structural channels and plates
  • Structural tubing and hubs
  • Wheels, gears, and drivetrains
  • NiMH battery pack and charger
  • R/C transmitters, receivers, and motor controllers

Note: This set does not provide instructions to build a specific robot, including the one pictured. It has a builder’s guide illustrating a basic chassis build, proper wiring, and so forth. The set is designed for the USAR, which is an engineering competition in which competitors design and build their own original robot.



Learning Values

  • Simple machines
  • Compound machines
  • Force and motion
  • Kinetic energy
  • Potential energy
  • Construction techniques
  • Problem-solving
  • Simple circuits
  • Troubleshooting
  • Engineering design
  • Teamwork
  • Defining problems
  • Modeling
  • Testing and evaluating a solution
  • Prediction
  • Proportions
  • Measuring angles
  • Measuring lengths
  • Measuring time


  • Students Served: One team of two participants, additional parts available
  • Number of Pieces: 660+
  • Other Products Required: Camera needed for competition is not included in set.

“TETRIX parts were a big help to our robot. Yes, TETRIX parts were new to us, but it did not hinder our success. . . . Most TETRIX parts were always super clean as far as assembly goes. The parts fit together nicely all the time, and the gears would never slip. The same goes for the rack and pinion system, which never once broke or had problems for us. Overall, TETRIX parts had a big influence on the reliability of our robot.”

– Chris Calvao, Team 106, winner of the 2018 SkillsUSA Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue high school competition

“Using TETRIX improved my robot because it gave me a universal and intuitive building system that allowed me to create a design that would succeed at the USAR challenge. I liked most how well all the parts fit together and how they almost always lined up properly.”

– Nicholas Reed, Team 106, winner of the 2018 SkillsUSA Robotics: Urban Search & Rescue high school competition

“Urban Search & Rescue plays right into our mission. You can easily bridge the gap between the robotics the students use and what we would use in a real-world scenario for our own search-and-rescue missions.”

– Sergeant First Class Geoffrey Allen, Massachusetts Army National Guard, recruiting and retention battalion, Bedford, MA