Beach Cleaner Robots



The beaches are to the fate of various natural phenomena, such as tides and hurricanes, modifying and allowing various biological environments. This natural way of allowing life is increasingly marked by human action, such as the generation and mismanagement of garbage, generation of recyclable waste that is not treated, wastewater discharge, oil spills, modification of biological cycles and constructions, among others.

Faced with this situation and as a way to raise awareness and contribute to tackling this problem, TMR® 2022 calls again for the classic challenge of Beach Cleaning Robots, consisting of detecting, collecting, transporting and depositing scattered "waste" in a container. on a 6 x 12 m tropical “island”. The robot must be careful not to advance beyond its “shores” and fall into the “sea”. On the "island" there is a "human" who, of course, the robot must not hurt.

Since the First Mexican Robotics Tournament® in 2008, this Mexican 100% category has been held continuously seeking to foster an ecological awareness in society, inviting the roboticist community to propose concrete solutions to the serious problem of accumulation of garbage on the beaches of Mexico and of all the world.

Through its 12 years of life, the Beach Cleaners Robot Tournament has witnessed the advances in the design and performance of the proposals, being convinced that it has had a positive impact on the participants and the institutions where they come from , resulting in the increase in the number of teams wishing to participate in recent years.






See all the considerations to participate in the following document: Regulation

All those teams that meet the participation and registration requirements may participate in the TMR 2022, Beach Cleaning Robots Category.  

A team is made up of a maximum of 6 participants with workspace. Within these participants, a captain must be appointed who will be the team's representative in the different meetings and other events requested by the jury. The professors who accompany the team and who wish to have a diploma that recognizes their participation in the event, but who do not need to be assigned a place at the team's work table, may register as mentors, for which they will not have access to the work area. 

It is a requirement to participate to present in the form of a poster both digitally and printed in double letter size during the competition, a report that summarizes the design, construction and programming of the participating robot.

All participating teams will receive proof of participation in the TMR 2022 Beach Cleaning Robot Category. The teams classified in the first three places will also receive a winner's diploma.



Dr. Marcela Quiroz Castellanos
Ruben de la Mora
Erandi Barrientos



Adalberto Castillo-Robles