Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

Since 2000, over 20,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.

Teams compete in the junior (grades 5-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. For RoboParade, junior includes 4th grade. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events in 2017 listed below:

Accomplish robotics missions using fully autonomous robots. Robofest Game especially puts math skills to the test.


Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project.  Closed*
Vision Centric Challenge. Advanced category for Sr. high school and college students Closed*
Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners) REGISTER
A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners) REGISTER
Global Robotics Art Festival. Robotic Music, Fashion & Dance, Robotic Painting, and Interactive Kinetic Sculptures Closed*
Unknown Mission Challenge. Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition Closed*
 Camps Hands-on workshops + mini competitions Closed*
Hands-on STEM+C learning with interactive robots Closed
World conference on Integrated STEaM Education through Robotics. June 2, 2017 in St. Pete Beach, Florida Closed*

(*) International Team registraton open for some early site dates REGISTER. All registraiton is scheduled to open in Nov. 2016. Please join our eNews for important announcements.