Express Yourself with Robots! Robofest offers a unique STEAM learning opportunity using intelligent & interactive robotics with visual and/or performing arts categories. Robots must have computational components programmed by participants and must employ sensors. Maxumim 5 students.
NEW! 2024 Official RoboArts Rules and Related Documents
RoboArts Rules: (pdf) Initial Version, released 9/30/23
Judging Rubric: (pdf) Initial Version, released 9/30/23
RoboArts will be hosted during the Robofest World Championship on May 9-11 (exact date TBD). Pre-registration is open. Winners of the Sr. RoboArts team at the World Championship will receive a $17,000 annual LTU Scholarship certificate.
2024 Technical Committee for Rules and Judging
|Pam Sparks *||Robofest staff member and coach since 2016. Holds BA in Biology and M.A.T from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan.|
|Kevin Gallatin||Math Teacher at Hazel Park HS, Coached Square One Robotics, Sea Perch with the US Navy and numerous student trips to the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. BS in Mathematics and Psychology from Western Michigan University. Master’s of Arts in Media and Technology. Robofest Judge since 2023.|
|Erik Rosvold||Chief Operating Officer at LSM Systems Engineering. Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in manufacturing systems from the University of Michigan. Robofest Coach, host and volunteer since 2015.|
|Curtis Sharif||Sr. Project Engineer, Safety & Restraints Engineering- Nissan|
|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 GRAF (Global Robotics Art Festival) in 2013. GRAF name changed to RoboArts in 2017.|
To Register Your Team, go to
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.
Find out more information about the previous RoboArts/GRAF competitions here: Prior Years
RoboArts Example Projects (Just some ideas. Note that some examples here do not use sensors, which are required)
- Robot Dance: Stayin Alive
- Robot Group Dance: Synchronized AIBO Dance
- Robot Fashion Show
- Robot Music Band: the NXT blues
- Robot and Human Playing Music Together: When the Saints Go Marching In
- Robotic musical instruments played by humans: Robot Music Camp 2013
- Robot Skit: The Tortoise and the Hare
- Kinetic Sculptures: Moving desk lamps | Spatial Robot Kinetic Sculpture | Interactive Kinetic Arts | Reuben Margolin: On Kinetic Art | Gear Kinetic Art | Kinetic Art Sculpture, Mechanical Odyssey | Kinetic Art Sculpture, Muse Descending A Staircase | Kinetic Art Sculpture, Under the Influence - GK | Sand | Mechanical Art & Design Museum
- Kinetic Canvas: Dynamic Structure 29117 | Dynamic Structure 1586
- Robotic Painting: Franc | WaterColorBot