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 grades 9-12. 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.

2019-20 Robofest Challenge
  • Acadia is partnering with Robofest on the Senior Game Competition only - the winning team will have the opportunity to move on to Robofest in Southfield, Michigan at the Lawrence Technological University Campus.
  • NEW: Acadia's Competition date is Sunday, February 16, 2020
  • The Acadia Sumo competition is modeled 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 2019-20 will open in November!

Register here: Register at Robofest

The Deadline for Fee Payment to both Robofest and Acadia University is  December 14th, 2019!

Rules for 2019-20 season:


OFFICIAL General Rules for Robofest

OFFICIAL GAME COMPETITION GolfBowl - International Kick Off Version [nbsp]

RULES BOTTLESUMO  (Our event uses the Junior Division Rules)

NOTE: new 2019-20 challenge will be released in October 2019.

Robot Kits: Any robot kit can be used.  Any programming language can 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.