21st Robofest World Championship GOES ONLINE

World Championship Award Ceremony Webinar Saturday October 17

Robofest conquered the challenges of COVID-19 by hosting a successful World Robotics Competition online between August 28, 2020 and October 10, 2020. Teams from Canada, Egypt, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates & The United States of America were recognized for their extraordinary efforts and perseverance. 

During the Ceremony, LTU President & CEO Dr. Moudgil delivered a video message and LTU Vice President & Provost Dr. Tarek Sobh presided over a special awards session. and the 2020 Robofest Online World Championship category winners were announced.

NEW! Winner List with Participants Names (PDF)

ROWC Highlight Video

Award Ceremony Presentation Slides: (PDF)

ROWC Certificates, Medals and Award Trophies can be ordered until October 30, 2020  Price List  |  Order Form


Category Day Date Award Winners Highlight Video Judge Bios Program
Jr. UMC Fri Aug. 28 UMC Awards Jr_UMC Jr_UMC  Jr_UMC
Sr. UMC Sat Aug. 29 UMC Awards Sr_UMC Sr_UMC  Sr_UMC
Jr. & Sr. RoboArts Fri Sep. 11 RoboArts Awards RoboArts RoboArts RoboArts
Sr. & College RoboMed Sat Sep. 12 RoboMed RoboMed RoboMed  RoboMed 
Jr. Exhibition Fri Sep. 18 Exhibition Awards Jr Exh Jr Exhibition Jr Exhibition
Sr. Exhibition Sat Sep. 19 Exhibition Awards Sr_Exh Sr Exhibition Sr Exhibition
Jr. BottleSumo Time Trial Fri  Sep. 25 BSTT Awards Jr_BSTT Jr_BSTT Jr_BSTT
Sr. BottleSumo Time Trial, CL & UL Sat Sep. 26 BSTT Awards Sr BSTT Sr_BSTT Sr_BSTT
Jr. Game - GolfBowl Fri Oct. 9 GolfBowl Awards Jr_GolfBowl Jr_GolfBowl Jr_GolfBowl
Sr. Game - GolfBowl Sat Oct. 10 GolfBowl Awards Sr_GolfBowl Sr_GolfBowl Sr_GolfBowl
Registration Fees:

International teams:

  • ​Each team must pay $10 registration fee FOR EACH DIVISION collected by LTU via PayPal. (Example: a coach has a team participating in Game as well as BottleSumo. In this case, the coach needs to pay $20 to LTU)

USA teams:

  • GolfBowl Game and Exhibition teams who already paid $50 registration fees for a qualifier in the 2020 season - Every team must pay $10. If no drop out, then $10 will be refunded.

  • Open Category Teams:  UMC, RoboArts and RoboMed teams: $10 registration fee

Prior Announcements:

An official Kickoff Meeting was held on Friday Jul 31 to present the final schedule of events, rules and procedures. Here is the Recorded video
For the official Top Level Robofest Online World Championships (ROWC) rules, please visit our "2020 Main Page" under "Get Involved" Menu item or directly here.
For category-specific rules, visit each category page: GameExhibitionRoboMedRoboArtsUMC, and BottleSumo
5/26/2020 Review Meeting: Slides (Update July 2)
4/24/2020 - Due to the unpredictability of the pandemic in Michigan, we would like to officially announce that in lieu of in-person competitions on Lawrence Technological University’s Campus, we will be hosting the 2020 Robofest Online World Championship events in Late August ~ October using video conferencing tools such as Zoom. The online series of events will include 2020 GolfBowl Game and Exhibition categories as well as Unknown Mission Challenge, RoboArts, RoboMed, and BottleSumo Time Trials
Coronavirus Announcement 3/13/2020
Coronavirus Announcement 3/20/2020

Special Thanks

Thank you to Best Western Premier Hotel for sponsoring Robofest.  The recently renovated hotel is is 2.5 miles from LTU and offers free Shuttle Service and special rates for LTU visitors.

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