Hamburg, February 2024: Next week, the final rounds of the VEX robot competitions will take place in Germany. Around 150 students from general education schools and vocational schools from all over Germany meet at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) to find out which of the robots they have designed best solves given tasks. The worldwide competitions of the Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation, which is based in the USA, are organized in Germany by the Hamburg-based association roboMINT.
The Competition Categories
The VEX Robotics Competition (VRC) is open to students from the age of eleven . A team consists of at least two students, it competes in alliances against other teams. One of the goals of a game is to get as many tripballs as possible into your own goal or into your own offensive zone.
As part of the VEX IQ Challenge, students between the ages of eight and 15 can participate. A team consists of at least two students, it competes together with another team. One of the goals of the game is to convert as many blocks as possible into goals. Points are also awarded if the robot is parked in the „Supply Zone“ at the end of a match.
Through the German Masters, participants can qualify for the VEX Worlds from April 25 to May 3 in Dallas (US state of Texas) with 1,000 teams from 50 countries .
Venue: HAW Hamburg
Berliner Tor 21, Aula
Wednesday, 06.03.: VRC, start qualification 1 at 12.30 p.m.
Thursday, 07.03.: VRC, start qualification 2 at 9.30 a.m., final: 1.00 p.m.
Friday, 08.03.: VIQC, start qualification at 11.00 a.m., final: 3.45 p.m.
Chairman of roboMINT e.V.
About the roboMINT e.V.:
It all started in the 2017/2018 season. Together with the student campus dEin Labor of the TU Berlin, roboMINT conducted the first VEX Robotics student competitions in Germany. The first team to qualify for the annual „World Championships“ in the USA was the Heinitz-Gymnasium Rüdersdorf. In the meantime, there are various regional preliminaries and two „Nationals“ (VIQC and VRC) nationwide. Currently, a total of seven teams from Germany can qualify for the „World Championships“ in Dallas each season.
roboMINT supports and coordinates the nationwide VEX robotics competitions. The association informs and supports the participating teams, the supervisors and the regional organizers. The aim of the association is to promote STEM education in Germany.