03/20/23 – DERBY FESTIVAL ROBOTICS TOURNAMENT CRANKS UP THE POWER SATURDAY

March 20, 2023. Louisville, KY. – Let’s get ready to ROBORUMBLE! The 2023 Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation annual RoboRumble Regional Robotics Tournament rolls into Marion C. Moore High School on Saturday, March 25 for a day of engineering excitement and challenges. The regional STEM robotics competition, hosted by the Kentucky Derby Festival Foundation and coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools, challenges students and teams to design, build and compete with robots. The competition begins at 9 a.m., with doors opening at 8 a.m.

The 2023 RoboRumble will include five events:

  • RXC Robotics Challenge requires teams to program their robot to solve specific challenges within time restraints.
  • Sumobot Competition is a double-elimination tournament. In each round, two robots will attempt to remove or disable one another while remaining on an elevated circular platform.
  • Live Programming event involves on-the-spot programming. Teams are given multiple tasks at the competition. They then have two hours to build or program their robot to successfully complete those tasks.
  • Robotic Usage has students focus on creating a robot under one of two functions; either it is a transformation of another item or it transforms the way one would perform a task.
  • Sphero Hero features a team of students creating an original (short) dramatic story, making an obstacle course as the stage for their story, and programming a Sphero to navigate the stage autonomously while students narrate their tale to judge.

There will be nearly 100 teams participating at the 2023 event.

RoboRumble is coordinated by Jefferson County Public Schools. Official Credit Union: Class Act Federal Credit Union. Contributing Sponsor: Western Kentucky University. Supporting Sponsor: C&I Engineering.

June 21 - June 21