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COVID-19 Response: 2020 RobotX Status Update


August 6, 2020 Statement: 2020 RobotX Status Update

The health and safety of the RoboNation community remain our highest priority. As the effects of COVID-19 are spreading around the world, we know that many regions are continuing to face school and office closures, travel restrictions, and other challenges that affect each of our daily lives.

As a result, we have decided to make some major changes to RobotX 2020.  They are as follows:

1. The physical competition scheduled for December 2020 in Hawaii has been cancelled.

2. We are working to create a second Virtual RobotX Challenge. The 2021 version of the Virtual RobotX Challenge will be designed to help your team better prepare for the RobotX Challenge 2022 and its new tasks.

Our intent with these changes, is to allow you to remain active and engaged no matter the status of your school’s opening. We will make an announcement as soon as there are more details to share with you.


At this time, RoboNation has shifted all 2020 Events online:

ONLINE EVENTS

International SeaPerch Challenge
March 11, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the SeaPerch community.

SeaPerch Onshore graphic
"Online & Untethered"
Find out more about SeaPerch’s online engagement with SeaPerch Onshore!

RoboBoat Competition
April 24, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the RoboBoat community.

Find out more about RoboBoat’s teams’ online efforts on RoboBoat.org!

RoboSub Competition
May 8, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the RoboBoat community.

Find out more about RoboSub’s teams’ online efforts on RoboSub.org!

Maritime RobotX Challenge
August 7, 2020 — Click here to view the email sent out to the RoboBoat community.

Stay up-to-date with RobotX on RobotX.org!

Affiliate Programs:

Intelligent Ground Vehicle Competition (IGVC)
Oakland University, Rochester, MI
June 5-8, 2020 Postponed to June 4-7, 2021
Check with your competition coordinators for further information.

Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (SUAS) Competition
Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD
June 17-20, 2020 Cancelled
Check with your competition coordinators for further information.

International Aerial Robotics Competition (IARC)
American Venue: August 4-6, 2020 Postponed to Summer 2021
Asia/Pacific Venue: Postponed to Summer 2021
Check with your competition coordinators for further information.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.  You can email them to info@robonation.org. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

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