A Robotics Science Fair. Teams of up to 5 students have complete freedom to enter any * intelligent * autonomous * interactive * robotics project using sensors.

  • Jr. Division: Grades 5~8
  • Sr. Division: Grades 9~12
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.


COMING SOON! - 2024 Official Exhibition Rules and Related Documents


 2024 Technical Committee for Rules and Judging:

Member: Bio:
Shannan  Palonis * Robofest Assistant Director, Robofest Coordinator since 2015, BS in Education from Ball State University
Ben Gonzalez Robofest Judge since 2015. B.S. in Electrical Engineering from LTU. MSEE from Wayne State University, MBA from University of Detroit.
Jelani Stowers 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
David Carbery Robofest Lead Instructor, BottleSumo Chair & Chief Judge, and Coach since 2015
Ajay Choudhary 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.
Elmer Santos Robofest Director, LTU Adjunct Professor of Computer Science.
CJ Chung 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


2023 RULES (for reference):

2023 Exhibition Rules  

2023 Exhibition Rubric

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.

To see videos of prior year's Exhibition winners: Exhibition Archive Page

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