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! 2022 Official Poster


OceanBots Rules: PDF  |  PPTX (Final Version with updated Q&A released 2/17/22)

OceanBots Score Sheet:   PDF 

OceanBots Piling Zone Template:   PDF   |  Word

Demonstration Videos:  Demo 1 Demo 2  |  Demo 3  |  Demo 4  | Demo 5 | Demo 6 | Demo 7


Judging Information:

New! Game Judge Training  PDF | Video

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

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

More End Task Examples


Prior Versions of Rules: 

US Rules:  PDF | PPTX Released 2/2/22 

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

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


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.