RDL 2022 Bermuda Triangle

RDL 2022 Bermuda Triangle


The Bermuda Triangle Challenge includes an exciting Robot Drone League game, centered around real-world aspects of undersea technology. Machine design and collaboration are key to scoring maximum points.


Teams, partnering with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (WHOI), are assigned with the mission of retrieving this crucial sample from the bottom of the ocean floor. WHOI has asked teams to maintain connection with Underwater Acoustic Transponders (UAT) and to collect manganese while also retrieving the sample boxes.


The RDL Bermuda Triangle Challenge provides an opportunity for students, with the unassisted guidance of mentors, to build a robot to solve exciting engineering challenges. Students collaborate in a teamwork format to strategically collect scoring elements and solve math and science questions.


RDL emphasizes the importance of programming through drone technology. In this year’s challenge, drones maintain continuous connection with beacons through RFID chips and solve STEM questions by broadcasting live video back to the driver stations for student developed solutions. Students need to work together to write the code for the drone to successfully complete these tasks.


RDL implements Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) through the completion of grade-appropriate science and math questions.

  • Upcoming Events

    RDL will host several regionals throughout December, with a culminating championship at ETSU in Johnson City, TN in January.

    Upcoming Regionals: To be announced

    World Championship: Held at East Tennessee State University's Center for Physical Activity. Date to be announced soon.

  • Rookie Kit of Parts

    Teams can purchase registration on its own or with a Rookie Kit of Parts. This Kit of Parts includes the registration cost, a DJI RoboMaster Tello Talent drone, and a DJI RoboMaster EP Core robot to help teams get started. The drone and robot are also available for individual purchase.

    Looking to purchase these items individually or learn more about them?

    DJI RoboMaster Tello Talent

    DJI RoboMaster EP Core