School based RoboQube teams represent their schools wherever they go, even representing their school and INDIA if they make world championship events.
In 2017 a team from Paramita IIT School, Karimnagar competed at the Christ University, a National Competition which was hosted in association with Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, Michigan, USA. Through their success there, they earned the right to compete at the 2018 _______________________________ .
Not only are these opportunities exciting experiences for the competitors – participation in the competitions teaches students problem solving, public speaking, teamwork, communication, time management, science and mathematics, research and technology skills. These are skills which are not only personally rewarding to the students but also reflect very well on their school.
There are several ways to get your school involved in RoboQube in India, depending on means and students. The most common ways are:
The cheapest and easiest option for schools to get involved with RoboQube is participation in the RoboQube workshop. Registration for the workshop includes one workshop field kit for teams to practice on. Each team can have up to 4 students and each team also requires a Line follower kit which can be reused year after year.
There are currently regional qualifying tournaments in Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Warangal, Mahboobnagar, Medak, Nizambad, Khammam, Adilabad and the national tournament is held in Hyderabad.
At roboqube.com, you can find guides and a coach’s handbook to help you start and run your FLL team. More Information: Starting An FTC team
Teams consist of 10-50 students and typically have 3-20 adult mentors with varying skill sets (industry engineers, parents and teachers) to guide them.
Team receive a comprehensive Kit of Parts which form the basis of the robots they construct. Teams also require additional materials (sheet metal, nuts & bolts, etc.) to build their robot, which is far bigger and heavier than single functionality robots – robots can be up to 2 metres tall and weigh over 50kg. Teams will also require tools (a school metalwork shop for example) and space to meet, design, manufacture, assemble and store robots.
Most teams are supported by corporate sponsors to cover the costs of competing, although some are funded solely by their schools.
Each year, the game is announced in early January, at which point teams can start building. If teams can finish their robot by late February, they can choose to compete at the official RoboQube National Championship in Hyderabad. This event also acts as a qualifying event, allowing high-performing teams to represent their school & Colleges and sponsors internationally.
For more information on competing domestically or internationally, please contact us.
RRC requires more time, money, space and manpower than any others. The students’ experience of RoboQube has been described as ‘the tough fun they’ll ever have’. If your school is interested in hosting a tournament or you would like more information, please contact us.