21st Robofest World Championship - May 14 ~ 16, 2020

Tentative Daily Schedule (PDF)


20th Robofest World Championship, May 16 ~ 18, 2019

List of Winning Teams With Participant Names:    

Main Categories (Incl. Vcc and RoboArts)    |    Open Categories 

List of Winning Teams:    

Main Categories (Incl. Vcc and RoboArts)    |    Open Categories 

Official Results:

Officially Advanced/Registered Teams by Division: 

Game   |   Exhibition   |   Vcc   |   RoboArts   |   BottleSumo May16  |   BottleSumo May17   |   UMC   |   RoboParade                  

Program with official list of teams for each category in PDF (28 pages)

Daily Schedule  (PDF, 1 page)  


  • Thursday:
    • 10:00 am: Site Host and Coach meeting (A200) for general questions or instructions
    • 3:00 pm: Friendship Talent Show​. To register, visit this page.
    • 5:30 pm: Jr BottleSumo Group 1* 
  • Friday:
    • 8:30 am: RoboParade 
    • 12:30 pm: UMC 
    • 12:30 pm: Game Surprise Challenge (see ** in "Notes to Game Teams" below)
    • 5:00 pm: Pizza Dinner for all in attendance. No Cost. No Reservation required.
    • 5:30 pm: Jr BottleSumo Group 2* and Sr BottleSumo
  • Saturday:
    • ​9:00 am: Opening Ceremonies 
    • 9:30 am: Game, Exhibition, Vcc, and RoboArts 
    • 12:25 pm  - 12:55 pm:  Award Ceremony for RoboParade, UMC, Anniversary Coaches, Team Photo Awards, and Video Qualifier Winners
    • 3:30 pm: *Final Jr BottleSumo rounds from Group 1 and Group 2 
    • 3:40 pm: Closing and Award Ceremony for all Saturday events


  Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West 10 Mile, Southfield, MI 48075 directions to LTU


  • The Open Category events on Friday 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 8 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. 15 building on the LTU Campus Map Use parking lot "F" or "C". Parking is free.

  • All events are open to the public and admission is free.  

Team Check-In Information:

  • For each individual event, Coaches or Assistant Coaches ONLY will need to check in each team at the division venue (see schedule). 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.
  • Each team member (Coaches, assistant coaches, players) must have a Consent and Release on file. If you did not complete one on line or at a qualifier, please comlplete one.
  • Robofest Headquarters Thursday and Friday - Taubman Complex room J233 - General Information only - No team check in 
  • Robofest Headquarters Saturday - Rider Fieldhouse 


  • 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

Registraiton Fees:

International teams:

  • ​Each team must pay $50 registration fee FOR EACH DIVISION 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)

USA teams:

  • BinaryBlocks Game and Exhibition teams who already paid $50 registration fees for a qualifier in the  2019 season - NO ADDITIONAL FEES COLLECTED
  • Open Category BottleSumo, UMC, Vcc, RoboParade, and RoboArts teams: $50 registration fee


Travel Information:

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)

Fundraising ideas to travelplease check out SPB robotics using gofundme.com as an example.


Advancement Process to World Robofest

  • Michigan Game teams – ALL TROPHY WINNERS from Michigan Qualifiers and MI Invitationals will qualify to advace to World Robofest Game on May 18
  • Michigan Exhibition Teams, and Non-Michigan US Game and Exhibition teams – Please review section 14 & 15 in the General Rules to advance to the  World Championship via Virtual Regional
  • International teams – Winners from each country will be directly invited to World Robofest
  • USA and ​International Video Qualifier teams – Winners from USA and International Video Qualifier will be directly invited to attend World Robofest after screening

Registration rules for Open Categories: please review section 1 & 15 in the General Rules.

Notes to Game Teams:

  • **Game Surprise Challenge is open to any World Championship Game team on campus Friday, May 17. A simple variation of the BinaryBlocks Rules will be announced at 12:30 pm in the Gym.  No Pre-registration is required, No additional Registration Fee,  Limited to 30 teams.  The challenge is speperate and optional and does not alter the official BB Game Rules for the World Championship rounds on Saturday. 
  • Please read the Rules and FAQ. Please note that there may  be totally unknown task(s) that require program changes and/or additions during the Game Rounds. 
  • 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 & RoboArts 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.
  • One 6ft table covered with black vinyl will be assigned for each team.  Maximum space a team can use is 64 square feet including the table. If your team needs any special setup, please let This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. know in advance.
  • 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. 
  • Bios of Exhibition, RoboArts, and RoboParade Judges: PDF

Special Notes

  • We are hosting a Friendship Talent Show at 3:00 pm on Thusday, May 16.  Please join us and share your talent.  Visit the Friendship Talend Show page for more information or to register to perform. Spectators do not need to register - just come and join the fun!
  • SIGN THE WALL!!  We plan to memproalize the 20th Robofest by having all participants sign the Robofet banners. Be sure to add your name.
  • We will be sharing a new "Contestant's Pledge" at the Opening Ceremony.   

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.



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