Express Yourself with Robots! Robofest offers a unique STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning opportunity using intelligent & interactive robotics with visual and performing arts categories. Robots must have computational components programmed by participants and must employ sensors.

RoboArts is open to student teams from 5th through 12th grade. Judges decide winners for each division:

  • Jr. Arts Division: 5th ~ 8th grades

  • Sr. Arts Division: 9th ~ 12th grades

The seventh annual RoboArts will be held during the World Championship Event at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI on Saturday, May 16, 2020. This is an Open Category - Teams do not need to qualify to register.

Official Rules and Related Documents:

2020 RoboArts Rules - International Kickoff Version (PDF | PPTX)

2020 RoboArts Judging Rubric (PDF)


Rules for starting teams, registration and team responsibilities at competitions can be found in the General Rules on the 2020 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 during registration.


Find out more information about the previous RoboArts/GRAF competitions here: Prior Years

The "Arts" category can target performing arts, visual arts or both.  Below are examples of both:

Rules for starting teams, registration and team responsibilities at competitions can be found in the General Rules on the 2020 Main Page.

Robotic Performing Arts (Some ideas and example videos)

Robotic Visual Arts (Just some ideas. Note that some examples here do not use sensors, which are required)