Robofest’s mission is (1) to generate excitement and interest among young people for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Art, and Computer Science; (2) to develop problem solving skills as well as teamwork, creativity, and communication skills; and (3) to prepare them to excel in higher education and technological careers.
What makes Robofest programs unique?
Look Mom, No Hands!: Students must fully program their robots to perform their missions without human assistance. No joysticks or remote controls are allowed.
Your Mission, If You Decide to Accept It: Is (partly) unknown or dynamic. Students must program their robots to accomplish tasks in a dynamic environment.
Students Rule: While adult mentorship is encouraged, students design, construct and program the robots, and adult coaches are not allowed to assist during the competition.
It's Flexible: Any type of robot kit, materials, actuators, and sensors are allowed. Robots can be programmed with any programming language.
Affordable: Team registration is $30 ~ $50 per team. Reusing parts and old kits is encouraged. Teams can be formed by any organization, school, home schools, clubs or civic group.
Everyone is Recognized: All registered participants receive personalized medals and certificates. Winners of the qualifying and championship rounds receive trophies. Participants who enroll at Lawrence Technological University can apply for $3,000 LTU renewable scholarships.
Something for Everyone: Robofest offers a wide variety of programs that fit many robotics experience levels and interests. Advanced or novice, we have something for you!