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 1999, over 28,000 students have competed in Robofest, including teams from 15 United States and the countries of Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador, Egypt, England, France, Ghana, Hong Kong, Hungary, IndiaLebanon, Macau, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Singapore, South AfricaSouth KoreaTaiwan, and UAE.

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 2020:

Accomplish robotics missions using fully autonomous robots. Robofest Game especially puts math skills to the test. International rules posted
Each team has complete freedom to show off any creative computer programmed robotics R&D project. 

International rules posted

High School and College teams create intelligent and interactive medical robotics/device projects International rules posted
Vision Centric Challenge. Advanced category for Sr. high school students

International rules posted

Be the first robot to push intentionally a bottle off the table OR be the last robot remaining on the table. (Level: beginners) International rules posted
A parade of autonomous robotic floats (Level: beginners) International rules posted
RoboArts (Formerly GRAF). Robotic Music, Fashion & Dance, Robotic Painting, and Interactive Kinetic Sculptures International rules posted
Unknown Mission Challenge. Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition International rules posted
 Camps Hands-on workshops + mini competitions CLOSED
Hands-on STEM+C learning with interactive robots CLOSED
World conference on Integrated STEaM Education through Robotics CLOSED

2020 Competition Registration will open in November 2019 for Qualifiers and Local Open Categories.