Robotics 2024

Welcome to

Kuwait National

Robotics Competition

2023-2024

The Game:

VEX IQ Robotics Competition Full Volume is played on a 6’ x 8’ 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 the Robot Skills Challenge where one robot takes the field to score as many points as possible. These matches consist of Driving Skills Matches, which will be entirely driver controlled, and Autonomous Coding Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction.

Game Overview

The Game:

VEX Robotics Competition Over Under is played on a 12’ x 12’ square field configured as seen above. Two (2) Alliances – one (1) “red” and one (1) “blue” – composed of two (2) Teams each, compete in matches consisting of a fifteen (15) second Autonomous Period, followed by a one minute and forty-five second (1:45) Driver Controlled Period.

The object of the game is to attain a higher score than the opposing Alliance by Scoring Triballs in Goals, and by Elevating at the end of the Match.

Game Overview

Competition Schedule

Training Schedule

DATETimeCompetition ProgramLocation
4 December 20239:30 AMOrientation for teachers – Competition announcement, rules & condition
@ College of Science, South Building, Theatre 2
Click Here
15-16 January 20249:00AM-2:00PMVRC Workshop for teachers and students (how to assemble & program the robot)College of Science, KU
17-18 January 20249:00 AM-2:00PMVIQRC Workshop for teachers and students (how to assemble & program the robot)College of Science, KU
10 February 20248:00AM-2:00PMScrimmage Practice – Open Arena DayKTECH College
2 -3 March 20248:00AM-5:00PMVEX U+ VRC + VIQRC Competition days (Full day) @Conference Center, AlShedadiyaKuwait University

Workshops registration form: Click Here

For further inquiries, kindly contact us at 24982724 or aljeri@cs.ku.edu.kw

Who Can Participate?

What do you need?

Team of 2 or more
Coach
VEX Robot

Awards

Excellence Award

Top All Around Team (Robot Performance and Judged)

The Excellence Award recognizes overall excellence in both the Judged Award and the Performance Award categories. The Excellence Award incorporates all the criteria of the Design Award, plus the added component of a team’s on-field performance at the event. The Excellence Award is a required award if judging is being conducted at an event.

Key criteria of the Excellence Award are:
Be at or near the top of all Engineering Notebook Rubric rankings.
Exhibit a high-quality team interview.
Be ranked in the top 30% of teams at the conclusion of qualifying matches.
Be ranked in the top 30% of teams at the conclusion of the Robot Skills Challenges
Be ranked in the top 30% of Autonomous Coding Challenge rankings at the conclusion of the Robot Skills Challenges
Be a candidate in consideration for other Judged Awards
Exhibit positive team conduct, good sportsmanship, and professionalism.

Tournament Champions Award

1st Place Finals Match Alliance (Robot Performance)

These awards are based on team performance on the field and not determined by Judges. The Tournament Champions Award is presented to each of the two teams on the 1st Place Finals Match alliance of the event.

Design Award

Team with most effective and efficient robot design process (Judged)

The Design Award recognizes an organized and professional approach to the Engineering Design Process, project and time management, and team organization. Student demonstration of the Engineering Design Process is fundamental to the educational value of REC Foundation programs. The Design Award recognizes a team’s ability to document and explain their Engineering Design Process via an Engineering Notebook and Team Interview. The Design Award is a required award if judging is being conducted at an event.

Key criteria of the Design Award are:
Be at or near the top of Engineering Notebook Rubric rankings
Exhibit a high-quality team interview.
Engineering Notebook demonstrates clear, complete, and organized record of an iterative Engineering Design Process
Team demonstrates effective management of time, talent, and resources.
Team interview demonstrates their ability to explain their robot design and game strategy.
Team interview demonstrates effective communication skills, teamwork, and professionalism.
Engineering Notebook and Team Interview demonstrate a student-centered ethos.

Robot Skills Award

Team with highest combined top Programming and top Driving Skills Challenge score (Robot Performance)

The Robot Skills Champion Award is presented to the team with the highest combined Programming Skills Challenge and Driving Skills Challenge score. A team’s combined score will be determined by adding their highest Programming Skills score and their highest Driving Skills score at a single event. Teams competing in only one of the two skills challenges will receive a zero score in the challenge in which they did not participate.

Judges Award

Team deserving recognition from Judges for special accomplishments (Judged)

The Judges Award recognizes attributes that may not fit in other award categories and the Judges felt were deserving of special recognition. The Judges Award is a required award if Judging is being conducted at an event.

Key criteria of the Judges Award are:
Team displays special attributes, exemplary effort, or perseverance at the event.
Team overcomes an obstacle or challenge and achieves a goal or special accomplishment.
Team interview demonstrates effective communication skills, teamwork, professionalism, and a student-centered ethos
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