Exhibition teams have complete freedom to enter any * intelligent * autonomous * interactive * robotics project.

Teams are comprised of up to 5 members. In general, two or three students are recommended per robot. Sensors must be used. Any material can be used as long as it is safe for team members as well as spectators. Hard-wired remote control is not allowed.

Exhibition is open to student teams from 5th through 12th grade. Judges decide winners for each division:

  • Jr. Division: 5th ~ 8th grades

  • Sr. Division: 9th ~ 12th grades​

This is a qualifying competition. Teams compete at Local events and winners are determined for each division.  Winners advance to the the next level depending on their location (US/Michigan, US/Non Michigan and International) OR through Video Qualifier for the chance to compete at the Robofest World Championship at Lawrence Technological University.

US Team Regstration is open

Official Rules and Related Documents: 

2020 Exhibition Rules - Final Version - Released 1/11/2020 (PDF | PPTX)

2020 Exhibition Judging Rubric - Released 10/1/19 (PDF)

Prior Versions of Rules:

2020 Exhibition Rules - US Kickoff Version - Released 10/25/19 (PDF | PPTX)

2020 Exhibition Rules - International Kickoff Version  - Released 10/1/19 (PDF | PPTX)


Rules for starting teams, registration, team responsibilities at competitions and how teams advance to the World Championship can be found in the General Rules on the 2020 Main Page.

Each team member, as well as the coach and other adult volunteers, must bring the signed Robofest Consent and Release Form on the day of the event if not completed on line.

To see videos of prior year's Exhibition winners: Exhibition Archive Page