Year

Number of Students

Competition
Games

Number of Sites

Major Sponsors

Key Milestones / Innovation 

Reports  Overview Video
2023 1,666 Supply Chain Challenge 36 2023 Sponsors Combination of in person (US) and online (some international) qualifying events, workshops, and camps.  Robofest World Championship was held in person at LTU after 3 years of online only competitions. Awarded $17,000 Renewable LTU Scolarship Certificates to winning Sr teams in some categories.    2023 Annual Report/
2023 Assessment Report
 2023 Overview Video
2022 1,674 Oceanbots  34 2022 Sponsors Combination of in person and online qualifying events, workshops, and camps.  Robofest World Championshiop was held online.  2022 Annual Report/
Assessment Report  
2022 Overview Video  
2021 1,166  StackRolls 33 2021 Sponsors

Combination of in person and online qualifying events, workshops, and camps.  Robofest World Championshiop was held online. 

2021 Annual Report/
Assessment Report
2021 Overview Video
2020 1,476 GolfBowl 21* 2020  Sponsors *Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, most of the US and International qualifiers were canceled.  
Robofest held a series of Robofest Online World Championship (ROWC) Competitions between August and October. A new Machine Learning workshop was introduced. RoboMed launced. 
 2020 Annual Report 2020 Overview Video 
(Before the lockdown)  
2020 ROWC Highlight Video
2019 2,489 Binary Blocks 44 2019  Sponsors
Online eAcademy classes launched. EduBot platform for Vcc introduced. Online consent-release form introduced. "Welcome meeting for all" at World Championship. Robofest Pledge introduced. WhatsApp set up. Privacy policy introduced to comply with GDPR. List of Winning Teams with Participant Names posted; 
2019 Annual Report 2019 Overview Video
2018 2,464 AtBC 46

2018  Sponsors 

New Michigan Invitational replaced Michigan Qualifier. First Friendship Talent Show at World Championship. Introduced new unlimited category for BottleSumo 2018 Annual Report, 2018 Overview Video

  2017 

2,846

RoboHit

46

2017  Sponsors

First World Championship outside LTU. Robot Drawing Contest launched. Carnival with parents introduced. GRAF renamed to RoboArts. CS+PA launched.

2017 Annual Report 2017 Overview Video

  2016  

2,575

RoboGolf

45

2016  Sponsors

No one was allowed in the room during the work-time after unveiling unknown factors and problems at World Championship. Proctor report sheet introduced. Michigan Championship Exhibition Judge Bios;  

2016 Annual Report 2016 Overview Video

2015

2,017

RoboBowl

43

2015  Sponsors

Essay contest; World Championship Exhibition Judge BiosAnnual Report;  

2015 Annual Report;   2015 Overview Video

2014

1,962

AMD (Avoid Melt Down)

42

2014  sponsors

WISER, UMC, and WRO launched

2014 Annual Report;   2014 Overview Video

2013

1,809

SRCC (Search, Rescue, Cleanup, and Collect data)

32

2013  sponsors

Introduced Bottle RoboSumo as a formal competition in the World Robofest Championship. RoboMusic camp introduced. Detroit Public TV made 30 documentary on Robofest; GRAF(Global Robotics Art Festival) launched. 

2013 Annual Report 2013 Overview Video

2012

1,706

R2R (Robots to the Rescue)

29

2012  sponsors

Introduced hexapod robot sumo as a formal competition in the World Robofest Championship. Personalized individual medals awarded to all students. Maker Faire Detroit 2012.

2012 Annual report 2012 Overview Video

2011

1,641

BTOS (Block The Oil Spill)

26

2011 sponsors

Rigorous math problems to solve in BTOS. Pre- and post- assessment done successfully. STEM major survey done. Effective organization of qualifying sites. Successful Video Regional Championship.

2011 Annual Report 2011 Overview Video

2010

1,443

RoboPower

25

2010  sponsors

Regional Championships introduced. RoboPower game was very challenging. Vision Centric Challenge required the recognition of 2D barcode.

 2010 Annual Report 2010 Overview Video

2009

1,763

RoboZone

32

2009  sponsors

10th annual competition; Online pre and post assessments; Unknown shape drawing problems; TARDEC CI grants to Exhibition teams. 

2009 Annual Report 2009 Overview Video

2008

1,647

RoboSavers

40

2008  sponsors

Hands-on workshops in schools in Detroit; VEX Bridge Battle; Written exams; Plastic folding tables as playing fields; Increased number of teams invited during the World Championship; $2,000 renewable LTU scholarships to top teams. 

2008 Annual Report Overview Video (to be recovered)

2007

1,413

Miner Rescue

23

2007  sponsors

New categories introduced: RoboSumo, RoboFashion Show, Mini Urban Challenge; Unknown Problems, Urban Challenge vehicle display; Video Conferencing with Singapore during the World Robofest.

2007 Annual Report 2007 Overview Video

2006

826

Toxic Waste Cleanup

16

2006  sponsors

Thanksgiving RoboParade was launched. Answer a question in Exhibition, VEX Pentathlon, two (Junior and senior exhibition divisions), age waiver forms, pilot programs, and math related unknown missions for senior teams at the world championship.

2006 Annual Report  2006 Overview Video

2005

527

RoboRelay

11

2005  sponsors

First World Robofest Championship; Public presentation introduced

2005 Annual Report Overview Video (to be recovered)

2004

354

EarthquakeChallenge

4

2004  sponsors

Dynamic playing field introduced 

 2004 Annual Report Overview Video (to be recovered)

2003

305

Mission Possible

3

2003  sponsors

Unknown parts of the mission introduced; Multiple sites introduced; Results

  Overview Video (to be recovered)

2002

261

RoboRescuers

1

2002  sponsors

Exhibitions introduced; Resultst

  Overview Video (to be recovered)

2001

211

RoboMessenger

1

2001  sponsors

HandyBoard robots introduced; Results

  Overview Video (to be recovered)

2000

109

RoboRace
FireFightingRace
RoboTag

1

2000  sponsors

Results

  2000 Overview Video
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