Robotics Education & Competition Foundation
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Middle and High School Teams

28-Oct-2023 Add to Calendar
Event Code
VEX V5 Robotics Competition
Event Type
Event Format
Field Control System
Smart Field Control
Spots Open
Event Region
Florida - North/Central
Max Registrations per Organization
Early-Bird Registration Opens
22-Aug-2023 12:00 EDT
Standard Registration Opens
16-Sep-2023 12:00 EDT
Registration Deadline
16-Oct-2023 19:44 EDT
Payment Deadline
16-Oct-2023 20:02 EDT
This event is closed to registration because:
  • This event has reached capacity. Teams on waitlist may still be added.
  • It is past the registration deadline.

General Info

The 2023 ROBOTICON Rumble VRC is part of the larger annual youth robotics showcase held in Tampa, FL each fall.  ROBOTICON - now in its 10th season! -  is a Manufacturing Month event, and will feature a variety of activities, workshops, tours, and an Innovation 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.  Competitive youth robotics teams can register through October 16.

Grade Level: All

Skills Challenge Offered: Yes

Judging Format: Remote Engineering Notebooks

Event Dates & Locations

Date: 28-Oct-2023

AMRoC FabLab
2154 University Square Mall
Tampa, Florida 33612
United States

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9 am - Doors open to teams for pit setup 

9am -10 am – Inspections

9:30 - 11:30 Skills

11:15 am– Drivers Meetings

11 am – Doors open to public

11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Qualification Matches

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm  – Lunch Break

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm – Qualification Matches

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm Alliance Selection

3:45 pm  to 4:45 pm – Elimination Matches

4:45 pm Awards

The event wraps up by 5pm.  


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 2022 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 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 October 16.


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: 28-Oct-2023
AMRoC FabLab
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 ROBOTICON Rumble VRC on 

Judging Format

Engineering notebooks will be submitted electronically for evaluation on by 11:59 pm on October 20 . 

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 it has to be uploaded before.












All event participants, including 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.

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