Robofest World Championship - May 17, 18 and 19, 2018
SCHEDULE PDF (TENTATIVE AS OF 3/30/18)
- 1:30 pm: Robot Drawing Contest
- 5:30 pm: Friendship Night and Talent Show
- 8:30 am: WISER Conference
- 8:30 am: RoboParade
- 12:30 pm: UMC
- 4:00 pm: Site Host and Coach meeting (A200) for general questions or instructions
- 5:00 pm: Pizza Dinner for all in attendance. No Cost. No Reservation required.
- 5:30 pm: BottleSumo comptitions in 3 different locations
- 9:00 am: Opening Ceremonies
- 9:30 am: Game, Exhibition, Vcc, RoboArts
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Award Ceremony for Robot Drawing Contest, WISER, RoboParade, UMC.
- 3:00 pm: Final BottleSumo rounds - Final RoboArts Demonstration - Award Ceremony for all Saturday events.
The Open Category events on Thursday and Friday, as well as the WISER conference are scheduled at various locations around campus. Maps and schedules will be available at the Robofest Headquarters/information desk located in Room J233 in the Taubman Complex (Building 4 on the LTU Campus Map). Use Parking Lot "E". Parking is free.
All Saturday Main events AND the Information Desk will be located at Don Ridler Field House (No. 13 building on the LTU Campus Map). Use parking lot "F" or "C". Parking is free.
We will have Food Trucks on site for breakfast and lunch concessions on Saturday!! Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets, (weather pending).
- The Grillwich Tot Stop has a variety of sandwiches, side dishes and drinks.
- The Nosh-pit was recently recognized as one of the best vegan food trucks in the nation by Mobile Cuisine and has won many local awards
- Drifter Coffee is a mobile coffee shop
Each team must pay $50 registration fee FOR collected by LTU. (Example: a coach has a team participating in Game as well as BottleSumo. In this case, the coach needs to pay $100 to LTU)
- AtBC Game and Exhibition teams who already paid $50 registration fees for a qualifier in the 2018 season - NO ADDITIONAL FEES COLLECTED
- Open Category BottleSumo, UMC, Vcc, RoboParade, and RoboArts teams: $50 registration fee
- Robot Drawing Contest, $20 registration fee
- WISER participants do not need to pay fees.
Team Check-In Information:
- For each individual event, Coaches or Assistant Coaches ONLY will need to check in each team at the division venue. Check-in will open 1 hour prior to the scheduled start time for each division. We will not be able to check in teams early for events. If you have a team participating in multiple events, please check in for each event separately to receive your team ID badges and Participation Certificates.
- Robofest Headquarters Thursday and Friday - Taubman Complex room J233 - General Infirmation only - No team check in
- Robofest Headquarters Saturday - Rider Fieldhouse
- Each team member (Coaches, assistant coaches, players) must submit a new Consent and Release form for the World Championship. Please print and bring your completed, signed forms.
The closest airport is Detroit Metro Airport (DTW). We are approximately 20 miles from the airport. You may want to rent a car for ease in getting to and from the airport and to and from campus.
City of Southfield Website
Recommended hotels near LTU (teams are responsible to reserve hotel rooms directly)
- Comfort Suites, Southfield, MI is within walking distance. Free shutle to/from LTU.
- Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Southfield, is within walking distance.
- The Westin Hotel Southfield, is 1 mile from LTU
- Baymont Inn & Suites Southfield/Detroit is located 2.2 miles or 6 minute drive from LTU; 27500 Northwestern Hwy.
Fundraising ideas to travel: Use online sites such as pledgie.com, gofundme.com, or other online fundraising sites. For example, please check out Team Justice or SPB robotics
Registration rules for Open Categories: please review section 1 & 15 in the General Rules.
Notes to Game Teams:
Please read the Rules and FAQ. Please note that there will be totally unknown task(s) that require program changes and/or additions.
Only team members, Judges, Proctors and Official Volunteers will be allowed in the pit during the entire day.
Team will be disqualified immediately, if team handles or interferes with another team’s robot, laptop, competition or personal materials (either in pit or impound area). See Proctor Violation Report form.
- Official fields will be open for practice. Make sure the robot meets size requirements.
Charging is not allowed after impounding. Note that robots are impounded after Round 1 during lunch break.
Notes to Exhibition Teams:
Each team will be given maximum 4 minutes for official presentation using a microphone. The 4 minute presentation should include team and member introduction, robot introduction, and demonstration. Teams must be at the table during the time slots specifed in the schedule.
As noted in the Robofest top level rules, there will be secret judges who will not identify themselves as judges. Exhibition teams must demonstrate and explain their projects to all the visitors during the official times.
Registered spectators will decide People's Choice Awards.
Coming Soon - Bios of Exhibition, RoboArts, RoboParade, Robot Drawing Judges
Call the News Media!
We need to recognize students' achievement in science and engineering fields. Each team's achievement is remarkable and needs to be celebrated! If you have any media contacts please call them to publicize your team's achievements. Please call TV stations, newspapers, and other news media and invite them to come to the World Robofest Championship.
World Championship 2017
- Main Categories List of Winners (Game, Exhibition, and Vcc)
- Open Categories List of Winners (BottleSumo, GRAF, UMC, RoboParade)
- Saturday Competitions Results/Scores: Jr. Game Sr. Game RoboHit Math Jr. Exhibition Sr. Exhibition Sr. Exhibition Judges' Comments Jr. GRAF Sr. GRAF Vcc
- Friday Competitions Results/Scores: RoboParade Longest Hit UMC BottleSumo (Jr & Sr)
Official Program in PDF with list of teams
Bios of Exhibition, GRAF, RoboParade, Robot Drawing Judges
Schedule of events
World Championship 2016
Summary Score Sheets for all categories (Under "Files" section)
Friday-Saturday Summary Schedule in PDF (includes map, practice field & competition locations, and dinner information)
Sat May 14 Official List of Game, Exhibition, and Vcc teams in PDF (as of May 11)
Bios of Exhibition Judges (as of May 6)
World Championship 2015
Friday-Saturday Schedule (includes map, practice field & competition locations, and dinner information)
View the Official 2015 World Robofest Poster!
World Championship 2014
- List of World Championship Winners
- Detailed scores can be found on the site webpages.
- Photos have been posted to the Robofest Facebook page!
- Friday-Saturday Schedule (includes map, practice field location, dinner information, and WISER)
- Saturday World Championship Schedule
- Draft Programs: BottleSumo | BottleZone | Unknown Mission Challenge