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VEX IQ Robotics Competition.

Primary & Middle Schools Robotics Challenge

VEX IQ Robotics Challenge

The VEX IQ Challenge is a brand new STEM program for elementary and middle school students (ages 8-14).

Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, will build a robot using the VEX IQ robotics platform to solve an engineering challenge that is presented in the form of a game. VEX IQ Challenge teams will work together scoring points in Teamwork Matches, and also display their robot’s skills individually in driver controlled and autonomous Skills Challenges.

In addition to building robots, the VEX IQ Challenge will encourage students to actively learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics with a STEM themed research project that consists of a written or media presentation.

 

2015 – 2016 season

Current Challenge:

Bank shot

 

VEX IQ CHALLENGE BANK SHOT

Bank Shot is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in two additional challenges; The Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control; The Programming Skills Challenge where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs.

The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Emptying Cutouts, Scoring Balls into the Scoring Zone and Goals, and by Parking Robots on the Ramp.

STEM RESEARCH PROJECT

Each season, one Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) subject is the featured theme of the VEX IQ STEM Research Project Challenge. This season, the Project Challenge theme is Engineering. Teams can use this STEM Research Project to explore how engineering can be used to solve challenges and make our world a better place.

Engineering can be used to solve simple and complex challenges in your local and global community. In the VEX IQ Challenge this season, teams will learn more about the challenges of engineering tall structures in the VEX IQ robot game: Highrise. In the STEM Research Project, your team can explore any engineering challenge of interest, in any type of engineering that you choose.

VEX IQ CHALLENGE STEM RESEARCH PROJECT DOCUMENTS

VEX IQ CHALLENGE HIGHRISE DOCUMENTS AND DOWNLOADS

The Game:

VEX IQ Challenge – Bank Shot is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field configured as seen above. Two robots compete in the Teamwork Challenge as an alliance in 60 second long teamwork matches, working collaboratively to score points. Teams also compete in two additional challenges; The Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible under driver control; The Programming Skills Challenge where one robot scores as many points as possible autonomously, without any driver inputs.

The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Emptying Cutouts, Scoring Balls into the Scoring Zone and Goals, and by Parking Robots on the Ramp.

The Details:

There are a total of forty-four (44) Balls available as Scoring Objects in the game. There is one (1) Scoring Zone, one (1) Goal, one (1) Ramp, and sixteen (16) Cutouts on the field.

Scoring:

Each Ball Scored in the Scoring Zone 1 point
Each Emptied Cutout 1 point
Each Ball Scored in the Goal 3 points
Having One Robot Parked on the Ramp 10 points
Having Two Robots Parked on the Ramp 25 points