In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!
Middle school, high school, and college/university levels of competition
VEX has more than 11,500 teams from 45 countries playing in over 900 tournaments
There are local, regional, national, and world competitions
Standard Matches: Two alliances of two teams each playing against each other
Robot Skills Challenge: One robot playing alone against the clock
Online Challenges: Unique contests using CAD, animation, essays, and more
The VEX Challenge
Vex Robotics begins each season with a new game-based challenge. Teams work work together to design and build a robot that can compete in the challenge.
Robots are built with all Vex robotics parts, and are programmed to start the match with a 15-second autonomous period. During that time, the robot must complete defined tasks using pre-programmed instructions. The match then proceeds with a 1 minute and 45 second driver-controlled period. The object of the game is to work with your alliance partner and score more points than the opposing alliance. Find out more about this year's game on the Games Page.
Loveland teams practice 2 days a week and compete in tournaments in Ohio to attempt to advance to the World Championships.