Coronavirus Impact on Robofest
IMPORTANT INFORMATION - March 12, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus situation, the 2020 Robofest World Championship scheduled for May has been canceled. A decision to possibly reschedule the event for the fall will be made and announced in April. Individual Site Hosts have the final decision to host or cancel their events and teams will be notified as changes occur.
Registration is still open for the USA and International Video Qualifiers.
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 1999, over 28,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 15 United States and the countries of Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, England, France, Ghana, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Macau, Malawi, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, and UAE.
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 2020:
|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.|
|High School and College teams create intelligent and interactive medical robotics/device projects|
|Vision Centric Challenge. Advanced category for Sr. high school students||
Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners)
A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners)
|RoboArts (Formerly GRAF). Robotic Music, Fashion & Dance, Robotic Painting, and Interactive Kinetic Sculptures|
|Unknown Mission Challenge. Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition|
|Camps||Hands-on workshops + mini competitions||CLOSED|
|World conference on Integrated STEaM Education through Robotics||CLOSED|
2020 Competition Registration opened in November 2019 for Qualifiers and Local Open Categories.