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

Check with the event as to which years rule set is being used for 2017 events. All 2018 events will use 2018 rules.

a-MAZE-ing

MS

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ES

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.
Elementary SchoolMiddle School

AlpineBot

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

An autonomous robot that climbs a steep inclined plane to the top of a "mountain" to place your country or state flag in the designated zone.
Elementary SchoolMiddle School
High SchoolBig Kids

Entrepreneurial

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

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!
Elementary SchoolMiddle School
High SchoolBig Kids

Fire Fighting

BK

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HS

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MS

To design, build, and program an autonomous robot that can locate 4 lit candles, approach, and extinguish each one without contact.
Middle School
High School
Big Kids

Iq Innovative Robot

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

Submit a creative 60 to 90 second video showing how your working robotic design brings value to society within any environment.
Elementary SchoolMiddle School
High SchoolBig Kids

Jousting

MS

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ES

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.
Elementary SchoolMiddle School

Lighter Than Air Vehicle

HS

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MS

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ES

Design, build, & fly a lighter than air vehicle that can do various tasks.
Elementary School
Middle School
High School

Line Following

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

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.
Elementary SchoolMiddle School
High SchoolBig Kids

SumoBot

BK

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HS

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MS

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ES

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.
Elementary SchoolMiddle School
High SchoolBig Kids

RoboEthics

BK

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HS

Prepare well researched opposing arguments that can be used to address the ethics of robotics in our global society.
High SchoolBig Kids

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 Midnight deadline of the event's timezone.

Corporate Partnership (PDF only)

Engineering Writing (PDF only)

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 decide.

All Appeal Decisions by Event Directors are Final!