Robofest is a festival of competitions and events with autonomous robots that encourages students to have fun while learning principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and Computer Science. Students design, construct, and program the robots. Any robotics kits are allowed in the construction of robots. Robots can be programmed with any programming language. Robofest programs support Computer Science for All.

Since 2000, over 25,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 15 United States and the countries of Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, England, Ecuador, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Korea, Lebanon, Macau, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Romania, Singapore and  South Africa

Teams compete in the junior (grades 5-8), senior (grades 9-12), and college divisions. For RoboParade, Junior includes 4th grade. Student teams, composed of up to five members each, can participate in a variety of events in 2018 listed below:

Accomplish robotics missions using fully autonomous robots. Robofest Game especially puts math skills to the test.

Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project. 

Vision Centric Challenge. Advanced category for Sr. high school and college students Closed
Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners)
A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners)
RoboArts (Formerly GRAF). Robotic Music, Fashion & Dance, Robotic Painting, and Interactive Kinetic Sculptures Closed
Unknown Mission Challenge. Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition Closed
 Camps Hands-on workshops + mini competitions Closed
Hands-on STEM+C learning with interactive robots Closed
World conference on Integrated STEaM Education through Robotics. May 18, 2018 in Southfield, MI. Closed

   2019 Competition Season Kick-off meeting has been scheduled for Oct 26, 2018