What is Robotics?

  • In the VEX Competitions, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams from around the world in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test on the playing field as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels; local champions go on to compete against the best in the world at VEX Worlds each April!

    Middle School, High School, and College/University - Vex EDR
    - Standard Matches: Two alliances of two teams each playing against each other
    - Robot Skills Challenge: One robot & driver playing alone against the clock
    - Programming Skills Challenge: One robot using sensors to run autonomously
    - Online Challenges: Unique contests using CAD, animation, essays, and more
    - Local, regional, national, and world competitions
    - More than 10,000 teams from 32 countries playing in over 750 tournaments

    Elementary/Primary - VexIQ
    - Teamwork Challenge: Two teams working together to maximize their score
    - Robot Skills Challenge: One robot & driver playing alone against the clock
    - Programming Skills Challenge: One robot using sensors to run autonomously
    - STEM Research Project: Research and present on a STEM theme
    - Local, regional, national, and world competitions