Version 3 (Final Version) Updated 1/13/24 (pdf)


Coaches are responsible for communicating rules and updates to participants


Pre-Season Kick-off Meetings:

Robofest hosted a series of meetings to announce and review the 2024 General Competition Rules Highlights, and Category rules. Each meeting has been recorded and uploaded for you to review and share with your teams.   

  • Kick-off I: October 6, 2023: Presentation Slides (pdf)   |   Zoom Recordin


September 30, 2023 Kickoff General and Category Rules published
October 6  Zoom Kick-off Meeting I 
November 2 In-person and Zoom Kick-off Meeting II
November 4 Special UMC Scholarship Comptition at LTU (see UMC Page)
January 13, 2024 In-person and Zoom Kickoff III Meeting -- Final (US) Rules published 
January ~ February Technical workshops hosted by Robofest Office - Materials posted to eAcademy
February ~ April US and International Qualifiying Events
April 15 Video Qualifier Submission Deadline (US and International)
April 19 & 20 Michigan Invitational Events for Game teams
May 9~11, 2024 Robofest World Championship events at LTU


‚ÄčEach student team member (or parent/guardian if under 18) must complete an Informed Consent, Release and Media Authorization Form for each event attended during the season. Forms can be completed online during team registration.  If the online form is not completed, coaches must turn in a hard copy at the local Site.  

To Register Your Team, go to  

2024 Category Technical Committees for Rules and Judging:

New for the 2024 season, each category has a technical committee which will define/design/refine the competition rules.  Members will be involved in judging World Championship events as well as qualifying competitions. A short bio of each committee member is available on the category's web page.  
Game Exhibition BottleSumo RoboArts
Elmer Santos (*) Shannan Palonis (*)  Elmer Santos (*) Pam Sparks (*)
John Arnold Ben Gonzalez Chris Parker Kevin Gallatin
Chris Cartwright Jelani Stowers Peter Guenther Erik Rosvold
Peter Guenther David Carbery David Carbery Curtis Sharif
Wisam Bukaita Ajay Choudhary Karthik Devaraj Elmer Santos
CJ Chung Elmer Santos CJ Chung  CJ Chung
CJ Chung
UMC RoboMed RoboParade Vcc
Elmer Santos (*) Yawen Li (*) Pam Sparks (*) Erik Rosvold (*)
Curtis Sharif Choongbae Park Kevin Gallatin Tejaskumar B Patil
Daniel Oliver  Hao Jiang Katie Bis Rodrigo Rodriguez
Destiny Anyaiwe Aleksandra Kuzmanov Daniel Oliver Emily Trudell
Scott Eisele Andrew Ulaszek Jennifer Minuado Nathaniel Johnson
CJ Chung CJ Chung (*) CJ Chung Steven Lowe, Jr.
  CJ Chung

 (*) Category Chairperson

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