Robofest Information

The Jodrey school of Computer Science at Acadia University has partnered with ROBOFEST® of Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan USA (2013-14) who have developed a programming challenge for high school students, which tests their ability to develop algorithms to solve certain specific problems. This competition is open to students between 14 and 18 years of age. Teams will be asked to program their robots to meet challenges which are designed and setup by the Lawrence Technological University. The robot that performs the best wins.

2016-17 Robofest Challenge
  • Acadia is partnering with Robofest on the Game Competition only - the winning team will have the opportunity to move on to Robofest in St. Petersburg, Florida.
  • Acadia's Competition date is Saturday, March 4th, 2017
  • The Acadia Sumo competition is modelled on the same set of rules as Robofest JUNIOR Competition.
  • The Acadia High School Robot Competition DOES NOT include Exhibition, BottleZone, Vision Centric Challenge, RoboParade, Global Robotic Arts Festival, or Unknown Mission Challenge, but if teams would like more information on any of those they can visit

Registration for 2016-17 IS NOW OPEN!

The Deadline for Fee Payment to both Robofest and Acadia University is  December 16th, 2016!

Rules for 2016-17 season:

OFFICIAL General Rules for Robofest - as of December 2, 2016 - V. 1.2

OFFICIAL GAME COMPETITION ROBOHIT - as of November 30, 2016 - V. 1.4

RULES BOTTLESUMO, as of November 16, 2016 - V. 1.4 (Our event uses the Junior Division Rules)

NOTE: The link for the RoboGolf is to Robofest's site and there could be updates throughout the season. Please bookmark this site and Robofest's site and keep checking back.

Robot Kits: Lego NXT and the new EV3 kits will be used.

DOWNLOAD How to Start a New Robofest Team

There’s plenty of code out there on the web for your robots. This competition requires that all of the code in your robot unit be written by members of your team. After all, the point is to learn how to program the robots and to have fun using your imagination and the team's computer, logic, mathematic and engineering skills. No code can be used that is not written by a team member.