Teams of up to 5 students compete to accomplish robotics missions using autonomous robots. Game especially puts math skills to the test. Any Robotics Kit and Programming Languge can be used.

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

2024 Game Challenge Autonomous Taxi

Rules and Related Documents

Game Rules: (pdf) V4.0 - Final Version (update), released 4/9/24

Game Rules: (pdf) V3.0 - Final Version, released 1/13/24

Score Card: (pdf) Final Version, released 1/13/24 

Score Spreadsheet Example: (.xls)

Game Field Materials and templates for download:
Bar Code Field Elements (pdf)
Building Template (pdf)
Demonstration videos:  Demo 1 | Demo2 | Demo 3 | Demo 4 | Demo 5 | Demo 6


Game Judge Training Presentation: (pdf)  Video: https://youtu.be/wH7pB7ZF3Sk


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. Game Division at the World Championship finals will receive a LTU Scholarship Certificate. 

Rules for starting teams, registration, team responsibilities at competitions and how teams advance to the 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 Members for Game Design, Rules, and Judging:

Member: Bio:
Elmer Santos * Robofest Director, LTU Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
Dr. Chris Cartwright Associate Professor of Math; Robofest Executive Council Member since 2023; Robofest Director 2021-2023; Chief Game Judge 2009-2020; TARDEC Program Manager 2010-2011; Volunteer Judge 2005 & 2008
John Arnold Lead account partner in IBM Global Business Services, responsible for consulting services with US aerospace & defense customers.  John has been working to develop partnerships between IBM, LTU Robofest and Detroit Public Schools to support youth STEM robotics programs to help inspire and motivate the next generation of builders. John earned a Masters of Science degree in Electrical & Cyber Physical Control Systems Engineering from  Syracuse University and a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Peter Gunther Has been teaching Computer Science since 2002 and he has trained adults to become software developers through coding bootcamps at Grand Circus Detroit. He became involved in robotics in 1999 when the first version of LEGO Mindstorms was released and has eagerly followed each generation since, competing in LEGO Sumo competitions at conventions and winning multiple years at BrickFair Virginia. He has also experimented with Arduino and other platforms and has recently been working on Robotics/IoT projects with the JavaScript Johnny Five library on Arduino and Raspberry Pi. He has been coaching middle and high school robotics teams since 2005 and Robofest teams since 2006; along the way he has taught hundreds more students to code through robotics summer camps
Wisam Bukaita COMING SOON
CJ Chung Professor of Computer Science. Founder of Robofest. Director of Robofest 1999-2020. Director of LTU's CAR (CS AI Robotics) Lab. Designed Game rules 2000~2021

*Committee Chair 


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