RoboRAVE Australia is a series of annual events leading up to the hosting of the RoboRAVE World Championships in 2024. This exciting initiative aims to engage students and adults in collaborative robotic competition. The events will see competitors engineering robots that climb vertical surfaces, battle in sumo arenas, negotiate mazes and use vision technology to follow lines and track objects. The RoboRAVE series of challenges is open to students, hobbyists and budding entrepreneurs of all ages.
RoboRAVE is a unique format in that participants can enter using any robotics platform, at any age, with any level of experience and from anywhere in the world. In order to compete, competitors will need to be able to design, build and program a fully autonomous robot to complete a given task. This year’s event has been reformatted due to current COVID travel restrictions, however we look forward to welcoming international teams in the near future.
The aims of the competition are to overcome complex and sometimes unknown tasks through mechanical and coding iterations, whilst also promoting collaborative relationships between teams from different backgrounds, levels of experience and expertise. As a result, of exposing students to such challenges, they develop resilience, grit and problem solving skills, which are the key qualities of successful entrepreneurs. Enquiry and project-based learning are the educational philosophies deeply embedded in the nature of the RoboRAVE competition.
Alongside the competition, entrants will have the opportunity to view a range of full scale industry robots, high performance vehicles, virtual reality experiences and displays by industry related potential employers.