High Schools Robotics Challenge
The VEX Robotics Competition is the ultimate STEM activity for middle school and high school students (ages 11-18).
Each year, an engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, use the VEX Robotics Design System to build innovative robots designed to score the most points possible in qualification matches, elimination matches and Skills Challenges. In addition to having a great time and building amazing robots, through their participation in the VEX Robotics Competition and their work within their team, students will learn many academic and life skills.
The game for the 2016-17 VEX Robotics Competition year is Starstruck.
VEX Starstruck is played on a 12’x12’ square field. Two alliances, one “red” and one “blue,” composed of two teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen second autonomous period followed by one minute and forty-five seconds of driver-controlled play. The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by scoring your Stars and Cubes in your Zones and by Hanging Robots on your Hanging Bar.