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The VEX IQ Challenge, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, provides elementary and middle school students with exciting, open-ended robotics and research project challenges that enhance their science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) skills through hands-on, student-centered learning.
The VEX IQ Challenge fosters student development of the teamwork, critical thinking, project management, and communication skills required to prepare them to become the next generation of innovators and problem solvers.
Crossover is played on a 4’x8’ rectangular field. The Robot Skills Challenge, and the Teamwork Challenge use the exact same field and set up.
In the Teamwork Challenge, an Alliance of two (2) Robots work together in each Match. In the Robot Skills Challenge, one (1) 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 Programming Skills Matches, which will be autonomous with limited human interaction. The object of the game is to attain the highest score by Scoring Hexballs in their colored Scoring Zone and Goals, and by Parking and Balancing Robots on the Bridge.
Judges identified this VEX IQ Challenge Design Notebook as outstanding at VEX Worlds. It clearly documents the design process including all iterations of the team’s design. Teams should note that these notes are made at the time the team was performing the work and it was not edited for style. It was also clear to the Judges that the work in this notebook is in keeping with the concept of a student-centered program.