The Global Conference on Educational Robotics hosts the International Botball® Tournament where Botball® teams from around the world vie for the International Championship. Any team that competes in a regional tournament regardless of how they finish is encouraged to participate in the International Botball® Tournament.
The International Botball® Tournament includes online documentation, onsite presentations, seeding rounds, double elimination rounds and alliance matches. Scores from each of these factor into a team’s overall score for the tournament. Alliance matches are scored, but the results are not factored into the overall team score. Awards are given for all tournament related events, including the alliance matches. The International Botball® Tournament seeding rounds, double elimination rounds and alliance matches are free and open to the public.
Robots Assisting in Disaster Relief
Disaster has struck Botguy’s home in the form of a massive storm! Teams must work with Botguy and the Mayor of Botopia in the Disaster Relief Zone to ensure that emergency vehicles and personnel are dispatched to fight fires and rescue citizens.
Robots are in charge of gathering food and medical supplies and water for the hospitals and disaster relief area. Power lines and gas lines also need to be reconnected so that the city can have utilities again. People also need rescuing from the flood zone at the center of the city. Botguy and the Mayor need to be returned to the disaster relief area to help with coordinating and fire fighters need to be dispatched to help with fires.
On day two of the conference, teams compete unopposed on the game board as their robots attempt to score as many points as they can. The seeding rounds are a great opportunity for teams to show what their robots can really do.
On day three of the conference, teams compete go head-to-head on the game board as their robots attempt to score as many points as they can. The purpose of head-to-head seeding is to score as many points as possible so that they can be seated into the best bracket in double elimination. This is more difficult since both teams will be competing for resources on the board.
The action heats up on day four as teams go head-to-head in the double elimination rounds. Robots from two different teams compete on the game board simultaneously in an effort to score as many points as possible, but also to keep their opponent from scoring. It’s all in good fun since Botball® tournaments are designed to be exciting and educational, but non-destructive.
2018 – Norman Advanced Robotics (18-0113) – Norman, Oklahoma
2017 – items HTL Wiener Neustadt (17-0602) – Wiener Neustadt, Austria
2016 – items HTL Wiener Neustadt (16-0602) – Wiener Neustadt, Austria
2015 – Winchester High School (15-0371) – Winchester, Massachusetts
2014 – Great Mills High School (14-0506) – Great Mills, Maryland
2013 – Dead Robot Society (13-0006) – Herndon, Virginia
2012 – Los Altos Community Team (12-0636) – Los Altos, California
2011 – Hanalani Schools (11-0052) – Mililani, Hawaii
2010 – Hanalani Schools (10-0052) – Mililani, Hawaii
2009 – Alcott Middle School (09-0050 ) – Norman, Oklahoma
2008 – Cedar Brook Academy (08-0008) – Clarksburg, Maryland
2007 – Cedar Brook Academy (07-0008) – Clarksburg, Maryland
2006 – Norman High School (06-0238) – Norman, Oklahoma
2005 – Norman High School (05-0003) – Norman, Oklahoma
2004 – Crystal Springs Uplands School (04-0162) – Hillsborough, California
2003 – Rolla Area Homeschool (03-0296) – St. James, Missouri
2002 – Columbia Robotics Club – Columbia, Missouri
2001 – Foothill HS Team 2 (FT2) – San Jose, California
2000 – Paxon School for Advanced Studies (PAX) – Jacksonville, Florida
Norman Advanced Robotics, 1st Place IBT Champions 2018