Competing in RoboRAVE

RoboRAVE is an Open Platform competition:

ANY Robot, ANY Software, ANYONE from ANYWHERE!


Who can Play?

Teams of 2 to 4 Players + 1 Robot + 1 Coach


The Division is determined by the oldest player on your team:

  • Elementary School (ES) ~ 8 to 10 years
  • Middle School (MS) ~ 11 to 13 years
  • High School (HS) ~ 14 to 18 years
  • Big Kids (BK) ~ University Students, Teachers, Engineers, Hobbyist, etc


a-MAZE-ing

MS

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ES

Goal
Design, build, and program a robot capable of completing an elevated maze in 2 minutes or less. The faster you can complete this tasks increases your overall score.
Divisions
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

AlpineBot

BK

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HS

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MS

Goal
An autonomous robot that climbs a 60 to 70 degree incline plane to the top of a "mountain" to place your country or state flag in the designated zone.
Divisions
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Big Kids
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

Fire Fighting

BK

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HS

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MS

Goal
To design, build, and program an autonomous robot that can locate 4 lit candles, approach, and extinguish each one without contact.
Divisions
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Big Kids
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

Iq Innovative Robot

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

Goal
Submit a creative 60 to 90 second video showing how your working robotic design brings value to society within any environment.
Divisions
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Big Kids
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

Jousting

MS

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ES

Goal
To design, build, and program a line following robot that can carry a knight that will knock off your opponent’s knight by using it’s lance.
Divisions
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

Lighter Than Air Vehicle

HS

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MS

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ES

Goal
Design, build, & fly a lighter than air vehicle that can do various tasks.
Divisions
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive

Line Following

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

Goal
An autonomous robot must follow a line to a tower, stop, deliver at least 1 ping pong ball, and return to home under 3 minutes. If time permits, the robot must then deliver a set number of balls for each division. Once the team has delivered the required number of balls, the time is stopped; however, a team can use all 3 minutes if needed.
Divisions
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Big Kids
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

Robotovate

BK

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HS

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MS

Goal
The Entrepreneurial Challenge: Market, for votes from all attendees at the event, an innovative, working robotic product (autonomous and/or remote controlled) that customers will want to buy!
Divisions
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Big Kids
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

SumoBot

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

Goal
To design, build, and program an autonomous robot that can push one or more opponent sumo robot(s) off an elevated wrestling ring. Sumo robot with a maximum weight limit, 1 kg for ES/MS Mini Class, 2 kg for MS/HS Medium Class, and 3 kg for HS/BK Mega Class.
Divisions
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • Big Kids
Rules
RoboRAVE US - Drive / PDF

Before Event Participation

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

Open to any teams competing in any challenge that the event permits. BEPs are uploaded through team profiles once all required information is filled out. These need to be completed by the event's Midnight deadline of the event's timezone.


Corporate Partnership (PDF only)


Engineering Writing (PDF only)

  • Engineering Summary for ES - Drive / PDF
  • Engineering Overview for MS - Drive / PDF
  • Engineering Report for HS/BK - Drive / PDF


Video Submission (MP4 only)


Unlike previous years, Before Event Participation is no longer added to your team score, they are separate awards

Event Disputes

Remember, RoboRAVE International’s values are: Fun while Learning, Sharing, and Teamwork. However, we recognize that occasionally the need arises to question something that occurs during the course of play. When this occurs we expect all parties to exhibit courtesy and respect.


Step 1
Students & Track Monitor discussion at the time of the incident. Please remember that a Track Monitor is a Volunteer; not a RoboRAVE Staff member. We recommend a Coach or Assistant Coach be present during the discussion but let the Students and Track Monitor find a solution.

Step 2
If not resolved from Step 1... Coach or Assistant Coach & Challenge Coordinator discussion.

Step 3
If not resolved from Step 2... Submit an Appeal Form to the Challenge Coordinator requesting an Event Director review and decision.


All Appeal Decisions by Event Directors are Final!