RoboCON

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ROBOCON aims to increase public awareness in STEM- every student has the potential to shine in science, technology, math, and engineering.
 
We encourage students to share their experiences, talents, and abilities with others through this unique platform. ROBOCON is a robotics competition where teams design, build and program LEGO-based robots compete in a variety of challenges. Teams that compete at ROBOCON design, build and program LEGO-based robots compete in a variety of challenges.
 

What is RoboCON?

ROBOCON is a robotics competition where teams design, build and program robots to compete in various challenges. The competition consists of three challenges:  Sumobots, Line Follow and Mass Hauling. There will be two divisions based on grade levels: Junior Division grades 4-8 and Senior Division grades 9-12.

 
ROBOCON includes these challenges:
SUMOBOT LINE-FOLLOWING MASS-HAULING
A robotic sumo contest, where two autonomous robots attempt to push each other out of a circular arena using mechanisms. Robots complete a course in the least amount of time while accurately tracking the course line from start to finish. Robots haul increasing masses along a certain distance.                                                                                                                                     

RoboCON aims to provide a unique experience for students to discover their passion for science, technology, math, and engineering (STEM). When creating, connecting, and collaborating with peers, every student has the potential to shine in STEM. Therefore, we encourage students in teams of 2, 3, or 4 students to share their experiences, talents, and abilities with others through this fun and challenging competition.


Important Competition Dates:

    • November 7, 3:00 pm CST: Coaches’ Briefing via Zoom
    • Nov. 16 - Feb. 28, 2023: RoboCON 2023 Promotion/Webpage to Schools
    • November-April: RoboCON Teams and Coaches prepare for competition
    • December 12, 2022: RoboCON Registration Opens
    • February 28, 2023: RoboCON Registration Closes
    • April 20, 2023: RoboCON Preliminary Robot Inspection (virtual)
  • April 29, 2023: Competition

Prepare Coaches Virtual Meeting (TBD): Doodle survey to best date/time.



Location:

Donald E. Stephens Convention Center

5555 N. River Road

Rosemont, IL 60018


Registration: A link to register your team will be posted here on December 12, 2022.

$25 per team of 2-4 students

Junior Division grades 4-8

Senior Division grades 9-12


Contacts:

  • Coaches, Principals, and Teachers contact Travis Jiskra, Director of Educational Technology, Concept Schools [email protected]
  • Students contact your RoboCON coach or technology teacher.