Year

Number of Students

Competition Games

Number of Sites

Major Sponsors

Key Milestones / Innovation / Annual Report / Overview Video

2018 2,464 AtBC 46 2018 Official List of Sponsors New Michigan Invitational replaced Michigan Qualifier. First Friendship Talent Show at World Championship. Introduced new unlimited category for BottleSumo; Annal Report, Overview Video

  2017 

2,846

RoboHit

46

2017 Official List of Sponsors

First World Championship outside LTU. Robot Drawing Contest launched. Carnival with parents introduced. GRAF renamed to RoboArts. CS+PA launched ; Annual Report; Overview Video

  2016  

2,575

RoboGolf

45

2016 Official List of Sponsors

No one was allowed in the room during the work-time after unveiling unknown factors and problems at World Championship. Proctor report sheet introduced. Michigan Championship Exhibition Judge Bios; Annual Report; Overview Video

2015

2,017

RoboBowl

43

2015 official list of Sponsors

Essay contest; World Championship Exhibition Judge BiosAnnual ReportOverview Video

2014

1,962

AMD (Avoid Melt Down)

42

2014 official list of sponsors

WISER, UMC, and WRO launched; Annual ReportOverview Video

2013

1,809

SRCC (Search, Rescue, Cleanup, and Collect data)

32

2013 official list of sponsors

Introduced Bottle RoboSumo as a formal competition in the World Robofest Championship. RoboMusic camp introduced. Detroit Public TV made 30 documentary on Robofest; Official ReportOverview Video

2012

1,706

R2R (Robots to the Rescue)

29

2012 official list of sponsors

Introduced hexapod robot sumo as a formal competition in the World Robofest Championship. Personalized individual medals awarded to all students. Maker Faire Detroit 2012; Annual reportOverview Video

2011

1,641

BTOS (Block The Oil Spill)

26

2011 official list of sponsors

Rigorous math problems to solve in BTOS. Pre- and post- assessment done successfully. STEM major survey done. Effective organization of qualifying sites. Successful Video Regional Championship; Official ReportOverview Video

2010

1,443

RoboPower

25

2010 official list of sponsors

Regional Championships introduced. RoboPower game was very challenging. Vision Centric Challenge required the recognition of 2D barcode; Annual ReportOverview Video

2009

1,763

RoboZone

32

2009 official list of sponsors

10th annual competition; Online pre and post assessments; Unknown shape drawing problems; TARDEC CI grants to Exhibition teams; Official ReportOverview Video

2008

1,647

RoboSavers

40

2008 Official list of sponsors

Hands-on workshops in schools in Detroit; VEX Bridge Battle; Written exams; Plastic folding tables as playing fields; Increased number of teams invited during the World Championship; $2,000 renewable LTU scholarships to top teams. Official reportOverview Video (to be recovered)

2007

1,413

Miner Rescue

23

2007 Official list of sponsors

New categories introduced: RoboSumo, RoboFashion Show, Mini Urban Challenge; Unknown Problems, Urban Challenge vehicle display; Video Conferencing with Singapore during the World Robofest; Official ReportOverview Video

2006

826

Toxic Waste Cleanup

16

2006 Official list of sponsors

Answer a question, VEX Pentathlon, two (Junior and senior exhibition divisions), age waiver forms, pilot programs, and math related unknown missions for senior teams at the world championship; Official ReportOverview Video

2005

527

RoboRelay

11

2005 Official list of sponsors

First World Robofest Championship; Public presentation introduced; Official ReportOverview Video (to be recovered)

2004

354

EarthquakeChallenge

4

2004 official list of sponsors

Dynamic playing field introduced; ReportOverview Video (to be recovered)

2003

305

Mission Possible

3

2003 Official list of sponsors

Unknown parts of the mission introduced; Multiple sites introduced; ResultsOverview Video (to be recovered)

2002

261

RoboRescuers

1

2002 Official list of sponsors

Exhibitions introduced; ResultsOverview Video (to be recovered)

2001

211

RoboMessenger

1

2001 Official list of sponsors

HandyBoard robots introduced; ResultsOverview Video (to be recovered)

2000

109

RoboRace
FireFightingRace
RoboTag

1

2000 Official list of sponsors

ResultsOverview Video