THE WORLD’S LARGEST ROBOTICS COMPETITION
The VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, is the largest and fastest growing middle school and high school robotics program globally with more than 20,000 teams from 50 countries playing in over 1,700 competitions worldwide. Each year, an exciting engineering challenge is presented in the form of a game. Students, with guidance from their teachers and mentors, build innovative robots and compete year-round.
In addition to learning valuable engineering skills, students gain life skills such as teamwork, perseverance, communication, collaboration, project management, and critical thinking. The VEX Robotics Competition prepares students to become future innovators with 95% of participants reporting an increased interest in STEM subject areas and pursuing STEM-related careers.
CURRENT CHALLENGE: TURNING POINT
VEX Robotics Competition Turning Point is played on a 12’x12’ 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 High Scoring or Low Scoring Caps, Toggling Flags, and by Alliance Parking or Center Parking Robots on the Platforms.
Team Resources Register a Team Design Notebook Code of Conduct
Official VRC Turning Point Manual VRC Turning Point Manual Appendices
Official VRC Turning Point Q&A Find Events Important Dates
Official App VRC Competition History VEX Forum
VRC TURNING POINT MANUAL APPENDICES
||Online Challenges open for submissions (9 a.m. Central).
||All official VEX Robotics Competition events are posted and open for registration.
||Last day to register and pay for teams to qualify for VEX Worlds Additional Spots.
||Online Challenges close (1 p.m. Central).
||Online Challenges voting open (1 p.m. Central).
||Online Challenges voting close (1 p.m. Central).
||Deadline for qualified teams to register for VEX Worlds within their three-week window.
||Teams that qualify for VEX Worlds on or after February 1, will have one week to register.
||Last date to hold a VEX Worlds qualifying event.
||Online Challenges Winners announced (9 a.m. Central).
||Wait listed teams begin to receive invitations to attend VEX Worlds if space is available.
||Deadline for payment to VEX Worlds.
||VRC portion of the VEX Robotics World Championship will be held in Louisville, Kentucky.