Competitions - RoboFest!
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Below you will find a description of RoboFest!
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What is RoboFest!?
Robofest is an annual autonomous robotics competition focusing on learning STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Math) for students in grades 5 ~ 12. Robofest is affordable and simple. Robofest challenges teams to design, build, and program robots to compete in the following categories in Junior and Senior age divisions:
- Game Competition - A team of students competes to accomplish robotic challenges using autonomous robots.
- Exhibition - Since a game competition with fixed rules may limit students' creativity, Robofest offers a stage for exhibitions to demonstrate their creations. Each team has complete freedom to show off any autonomous robotics project they have created.
- RoboFashion and Dance Show
- Mini Urban Challenge with L2Bot - also for College teams
- Other (associate) competition categories include: Robot Sumo, VEX Pentathlon, Warehouse Firefighting, and annual IFI VEX Challenges
Any robotics kits are allowed to construct robots. Junior division teams are recommended to use an icon-based graphical programming language such as NXTG, Lego(TM) RCX code, EZROBO CREATOR, or Robolab(TM). Recommended grades for this division are 5th-8th. The Senior Division recommends the use of a text-based high level programming language such as C, C++, C#, Visual Basic, or Java. The challenge is more difficult than that of the Junior Division. Recommended grades are 9th-12th.
Started at Lawrence Tech in 2000, Robofest has grown multiple venues in the United States and several other countries.
Goals of Robofest
- Spark and motivate young students’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
- Challenge the STEM skills of students
- Maximize students’ learning by integrating STEM subjects through autonomous Robotics
- Promote students’ creative and innovative thinking
- Recognize students’ achievements in STEM through robotics
- Build the work force of the future
- Promote good teamwork and work ethics