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 middle-school and high school students, which tests their ability to develop algorithms to solve certain specific problems. This competition is open to students between grades 5-12. 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.

Our 2021-2022 Junior and Senior Robofest Game Registration will open for registration in October 2021.

Two divisions: Junior grades 5-8 & Senior grades 9-12

2020-2021 Robofest Challenge
  • Acadia is partnering with Robofest on the Junior and Senior Game Competition only - the winning team(s) will have the opportunity to move on to Robofest World Championship in Southfield, Michigan at the Lawrence Technological University Campus.
  • Acadia's Championship Competition was offered online last week of March 2021
  • NEW: The Acadia Remote Bottle Sumo Time Trial competition will be offered in May 2021 - dates TBD.
  • The Acadia Robot Competition DOES NOT include Exhibition, BottleSumo, 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 2021-22  will open in late fall 2021. New challenge release November 2021.

If you would like to be added to our contact list for the new season contact: Jenna Watson-Findley

Register here: Register at Robofest

The Deadline for Fee Payment to both Robofest and Acadia University is  February 19th, 2021.

Rules for 2020-2021 season:

OFFICIAL General Rules for Robofest (posted Feb. 6th, 2021)

OFFICIAL GAME COMPETITION StackRolls - Final Version [nbsp] (posted Feb. 6th, 2021)

RULES BOTTLESUMO   (posted Feb. 6th, 2021).

NOTE: 2020-21 challenge is StackRolls.

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.

LEGO Education's guide on cleaning lego pieces and robots can be found here.