Teams of up to 5 students compete to accomplish robotics missions using autonomous robots. Game especially puts math skills to the test.

  • Jr. Division: 5th ~ 8th grades
  • Sr. Division: 9th ~ 12th grades

2022 Game "OceanBots"

Official Rules and Related Documents:

NEW! OceanBots Rules: PDF | PPTX (Final Version released 1/18/22)

OceanBots Score Sheet:   PDF 

Demonstration Videos:  Demo 1  |  Demo 2  |  Demo 3  |  Demo 4  | 

        Prior Versions of Rules:

      Modified Initial releae: PDF | PPTX (released 12/17/21)

                       Kickoff OceanBots Rules:  PDF   |   PPTX   (International Version released 11/17/21)

Judging Information:

New! ROWC Location Head Judge Pre-Event Checklist (Online Format):    PDF

New! Sample Unknown Factor and Tasks (UTF) Handouts - for unveiling Unknown Factors and End Task for a round (Jr / Sr)


KICKOFF MEETING - on Zoom, Saturday, January 15, 2022 10:00 am EST

We will be reviewing and answering questions about the 2022 General and Category Rules. 


GAME WARMUP EVENT - Saturday, Feb 12  

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 the2022 Main Page.

Each team member, as well as the coach and other adult volunteers, must bring the signed Robofest Consent and Release Form on the day of the event if not completed on line.


Prior Year Games