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Unknown Mission Challenge

Mission tasks will be totally unknown until the day of competition. The goal of this challenge is to provide an opportunity to develop problem solving skills on the fly without any help from adult coaches.

UMC is open to student teams from 5th through 12th grade. Judges decide winners for each division:

  • Jr. Division: 5th ~ 8th grades

  • Sr. Division: 9th ~ 12th grades

The annual UMC will be held during the World Championship Event at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Michigan on Friday, May 15, 2020. This is an open category. Teams do not need to quallify to register. Registraion will open in April, 2020.

Official Rules and Related Documents:

2020 UMC Rules - US Kickoff Version - Released 10/25/19 (PDF | PPTX)

Prior Rules Documents:

2020 UMC Rules - International Kickoff Version - Released 10/1/19 (PDF | PPTX)


Rules for starting teams, registration and team responsibilities at competitions can be found in the General Rules on the 2020 Main Page.

Each team member, as well as the coach and other adult volunteers, must bring the signed Robofest Consent and Release Form on the day of the event if not completed on line during the regisration process.

Sample Challenge in 2018: PDF