Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots.

Since 2000, nearly 18,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 13 US States, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, and South Africa.

Teams compete in the junior (grades 5-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. For RoboParade, junior includes 4th grade. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events in 2016 listed below:
Game Accomplish robotics missions using fully autonomous robots. Robofest Game especially puts math skills to the test. Open
Exhibition Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project.  Open
Vision Centric Challenge. Advanced category for Sr. high school and college students Open 
Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners) Open: non-Michigan
RoboParade A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners) Closed
Global Robotics Art Festival. Robotic Music, Fashion & Dance, Robotic Painting, and Interactive Kinetic Sculptures Closed
Unknown Mission Challenge. Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition Open
Camps Hands-on workshops + mini competitions Closed
WISER World conference on Integrated STEaM Education through Robotics. Tentatively in May 2017. Closed