Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Elementary and Middle School Teams

14-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX IQ Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Max Registrations per Organization
Standard Registration Opens
22-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
12-Oct-2023 12:00 EDT
Payment Deadline
6-Oct-2023 19:21 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has been canceled.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The 2023 ROBOTICON Rumble VEXIQRC tournament is part of the larger annual youth robotics showcase held in Tampa, FL each fall.  ROBOTICON - now in its 11th season! -  is a Manufacturing Month event, and will feature a variety of activities, workshops, tours, an Innovation and Career Fair with industry and academic exhibits, and other learning opportunities for participating students.  Registered teams will receive updates leading up to the event day to help them have the most enjoyable opportunity possible, and the full event schedule will be listed on the ROBOTICON website.

Spectators are welcome and the event is free and open to the public.  Teams can register through October 6.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 14-Oct-2023

AMRoC Fab Lab
2154 University Square Mall
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States

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9 am - Doors open to teams for pit setup

9:15 -10 am – Inspections - all teams must be inspected by 10 am!

9:25 – 11:00 – Skills & Judging

10:30 am– Drivers Meetings

11 am – Doors open to public

11 am to 12 pm – Qualification Matches & Judging

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm  – Lunch Break

12:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Qualification Matches & Judging

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm – Finals & Awards

The event wraps up by 5 pm


Sign up to Volunteer at !  ROBOTICON is volunteer-powered, and we appreciate all the amazing time, expertise, kindness, and support all our volunteers bring to the event.  ROBOTICON 2023 will be running throughout the month of October, with different STEAM competitions, tournaments, and scrimmages running at different times throughout University Mall and inside the Fab Lab itself.  Volunteers receive a continental breakfast and/or lunch, depending on shifts worked, as well as an event shirt and other perks.

Emergency/Bad Weather Policy

The event is held indoors and unless there's severe inclement weather - like a hurricane - will continue as planned.  In the event of a severe weather event, the tournament will be canceled and fees refunded

Refund and Payment Policies

Event fees are nonrefundable after September 30.


Health and Safety Policies

COVID-19 is not "over" and there are other respiratory illnesses like the flu and RSV for which to remain vigilant.  To that end, teams are asked to use basic good health and hygiene practices throughout ROBOTICON Rumble.   Anyone who is not feeling well is advised not to participate in the event.  AMRoC’s full health and safety policy can be read here.

With regard to student safety, ROBOTICON Rumble is held in a public mall and while the mall is safe and secure, with additional security on hand during the tournament,  coaches and mentors are advised to establish basic safety protocols with students and to remain vigilant throughout the tournament and not let students wander. Horseplay, roughhousing and rudeness will NOT be tolerated at any time during the tournament.  

We appreciate the support and cooperation of all teams in helping make ROBOTICON Rumble a fun, healthy and safe event for all!

Date: 14-Oct-2023
AMRoC Fab Lab
2154 University Square Mall
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States

Travel Info

AMRoC Fab Lab is located at 2154 University Square Mall, Tampa FL 33612 - at the west end of the Mall.  Use for travel directions.  Parking is free and abundant around the mall, both in the parking garage and outside of it.  Bus parking is also available.  Lodging specials will be listed here:


Watch the 2023 ROBOTICON Rumble VEXIQRC on 

Judging Format

Engineering notebooks will be submitted electronically for evaluation on by 11:59 pm on October 9th. 

Team interviews will be conducted in person at the Event.

Teams can bring a physical copy of their notebook to show the judges during the interview but a digital copy must be uploaded by the deadline.









All event participants, from staff, volunteers, students, coaches, teachers, families, and friends at any FCDI program or event are expected to abide by our non-discrimination and Code of Conduct policy.  Anyone behaving contrary to the policy may be asked to leave the event.  Thank you for always erring on the side of kindness and professionalism.

FCDI Non-Discrimination and Code of Conduct Policy



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