Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of physical science, computer science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.
Since 2000, over 14,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, England, Canada, China, France, India, Brazil, South Korea, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.
Teams compete in the junior (grades 4-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events listed below:
|Game||Accomplish robotics missions using fully autonomous robots. Robofest Game especially puts math skills to the test.||Reg. begins in Dec.|
|Exhibition||Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project.||Reg. begins in Dec.|
|Vision Centric Challenge. Advanced category for Sr. high school and college students||Reg. begins in Dec.|
|Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners)||Reg. begins in Apr.|
|RoboParade||A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners)||Open|
|Global Robotics Art Festival. Robotic Music, Fashion & Dance, Robotic Painting, and Interactive Kinetic Sculptures||Open|
|Unknown Mission Challenge. Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition||Reg. begins in Apr.|
|Workshops & Camps||Free RoboParade Workshop programming EV3: 9/20 & 10/4 at LTU||Open|
Robofest offers the following associate programs:
|World Robot Olympiad - USA tournaments (May ~ September)||Kick-Off in May|
|WISER||World conference on Integrated STEaM Education through Robotics. Held in May annually.||Reg. begins in Dec.|
Check out our calendar for the latest listing of events!