Year

Number of Students

Competition Games

Number of Sites

Major Sponsors

Key Milestones / Innovation / 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