Do you have the imagination to draw a winning robot design?

This is your chance you show off your creativity and design an imaginary robot you’d like to see in the future.

We’re looking for original, practical, and ingenious robot designs.

Your robot could do any task or job you can think of – the only limit is your imagination!

Enter now for a chance to win some incredible prizes!

Draw a robot is open to children aged between 5 and 7 years old*.

* Read our Terms and Conditions for full details about competition eligibility.

When you are drawing your robot, think about what functions or jobs it will perform, who might use it, how it will behave, and what special parts it will need. Make sure you label your drawing with these important features.

You’ll need to wow the judges with your creative idea!

Top Tip

Think carefully about what features your robot needs to be great at their job


  • Thames & Kosmos Coding and Robotics kit
    – contributed by competition partner the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
  • A tour of the AMRC’s Factory 2050 in Sheffield*, the UK’s first state-of-the-art factory dedicated to conducting collaborative research into reconfigurable digitally assisted assembly, component manufacturing and machining technologies.
  • A copy of the book “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice”, signed by competition judge Ted Dewan
  • + more!


Photo by Andy Fallon

Ted Dewan

Ted is an internationally acclaimed award-winning Anglo/American author/illustrator and artist. He is best known as creator of the Emmy-Award-winning animated television series Bing currently screening in over 80 countries featuring the voice of Oscar- and Tony-winner Mark Rylance. His work ranges from cult picture books to large-scale steampunk exhibition pieces and fiery public art installations. He spearheaded an unlikely road safety campaign that led to the creation of Britain’s only “Do-It-Yourself Street” where residents built their own imaginative shared-space road installation. All his work centers around the theme of celebrating young people’s imagination, and how adults can apply their imagination to work and life.

Lucy Mello

Lucy is a control engineer at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). She has a degree in BEng Electronics Engineering and then moved on to complete a masters degree in Control and Systems Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Since 2021, Lucy has been part of the electrical team responsible for the design, integration and commission of the electrical elements of the robot cells at the AMRC.

Dr Daniela Sawyer

Daniela is a technical Lead in Robotic Machining at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC). She leads a variety of projects related to machining with robots, improving robotic accuracy and developing robotic additive manufacturing cells. Daniela started her journey in the field of engineering in 2008, when she began her BEng degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Since then, she has completed a doctoral degree in structural dynamics and a postgraduate diploma in management for engineers. Daniela has been working at the AMRC since 2017 and has been part of a variety of projects related to conventional and non-conventional manufacturing techniques.

Dr Kate Devlin

Kate is Reader in Artificial Intelligence & Society in the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London. She is Advocacy and Engagement director for the UKRI Trusted Autonomous Systems Hub – a collaborative platform to enable the development of socially beneficial robotics and artificial intelligence systems that are both trustworthy in principle and trusted in practice.

Competition Partners