Robot Rodeo

Western National Robot Rodeo™ & CAPEX

  • Western National Robot Rodeo™

    2019 Robot Rodeo at Sandia National Laboratories
  • First ever Robotics Training Institute held in conjunction with WNRR.

    2019 Robot Rodeo at Sandia National Laboratories
  • 13 years – Reaching new heights.

    Western National Robot Rodeo
  • 13 years – Teamwork.

    Western National Robot Rodeo
  • 13 years – New friendships

    Western National Robot Rodeo
  • 13 years – Playing in the dirt!

    Western National Robot Rodeo
  • Lucky 13!

    Western National Robot Rodeo
  • 13 years Strong!

    Western National Robot Rodeo

May 13-17, 2019 | Albuquerque, New Mexico

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About the Rodeo

The Robot Rodeo is a prime opportunity for expert bomb squad operators and public safety professionals from around the world to gather and employ advanced skills manuevering Hazardous Duty Robots in challenging, real-world scenarios. Sandia National Labs is conducting the 13th Annual Western National Robot Rodeo™ in cooperation with the International Association of Bomb Technicians and Investigators (IABTI) Region II. 

Possible Scenarios

The hands-on scenarios can include:
  • IED and VBIED Disablement
  • Tool, Techniques, and Procedures
  • DHS Critical Infrastructures - Communications; Power and Distribution; and Ports
  • Transportation - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
  • Obstacle Course and Operator Profeciency
  • Logistics


Please complete our registration form for your team and all its members.  Fill out the form as completely as possible and take care to note any special requests or special dietary needs.

Robot Rodeo activities take place both indoors and outdoors. We suggest planning ahead - hats, sunglasses, gloves, and appropriate clothing for very warm weather are a must. Clothing should be comfortable and casual; shoes must provide full coverage (no sandals or open-toe shoes; tennis shoes are acceptable).  Participants will also need to bring any tools they may need to repair robots or equipment should the need arise. Please direct any questions to Janet Laros at 505-284-6766.