A Robotics Science Fair. Teams of up to 5 students have complete freedom to enter any * intelligent * autonomous * interactive * robotics project using sensors.
Since a game competition with fixed rules may limit students' creativity, Robofest offers a stage for exhibitions to demonstrate their creations. The robotics exhibition is a great way for students to show off their imagination and creativity. Each team has complete freedom to create autonomous robotics projects such as robot pets, robot artists, dancing robots, storytelling with robots, robots for scientific experiments, and practical robotics applications. Computer controlled robots with sensors may be of any size and can use any material. Hard-wired remote control is not allowed. However, wireless host computer/robot control via software messages is allowed. Human interaction with the robots is allowed and encouraged.
NEW! - 2024 Official Exhibition Rules and Related Documents
Exhibition Rules: (pdf) V3.0 - Final Version, released 1/13/2024
Judging Rubric: (pdf) Final Version, released 1/13/2024
A qualifier category - Teams must compete at a local qualifier or via Video Submission for a chance to compete at the World Championship Finals on May 11, 2024 at LTU. Winners of the Sr. Exhibition Division at the World Championship Finals will receive an LTU Scholarship certificate.
To Register Your Team, go to
Rules for starting teams, registration, team responsibilities at competitions and how teams advance to World Championship can be found in the General Rules on the 2024 Main Page.
Each team member must bring the signed Robofest Consent and Release Form on the day of the event if not completed online.
2024 Technical Committee for Rules and Judging:
|Shannan Palonis *
|Robofest Assistant Director, Robofest Coordinator since 2015. BS in Education from Ball State University
|Robofest Judge since 2015. B.S. in Electrical Engineering from LTU. MSEE from Wayne State University, MBA from University of Detroit.
|Jelani Stowers first began Programming using the Lego EV3 Robotics Kit 11 years ago, in 2012. He has continued to develop his skills constantly since then, now working as an Impact Instructor and Robotics Coach to expand the potential of the next generation with AccelerateKID
|Robofest Lead Instructor, BottleSumo Chair & Chief Judge, and Coach since 2015
|Ajay Choudhary is the Director of Analytics at Publicis. He has worked in various roles in the Automotive, Communications, Media, and Technology industry. He has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering, Master of Science in Computer Engineering and Master of Business Administration. His interest lies in Robotics, Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence.
|Robofest Director, LTU Adjunct Professor of Computer Science.
|Professor of Computer Science. Founder of Robofest. Director of Robofest 1999-2020. Director of LTU's CAR (CS AI Robotics) Lab. Launched Exhibition category in 2002
* Committee Chair