Robotex Estonia, which is a national qualification competition, takes place in Tallinn this fall, on the 20th of November. Due to the spread of COVID-19, the traditional Robotex International will not take place at the end of November.
The national competition is the Estonian preliminary round of Robotex International, and the best contestants are able to compete with other Robotex partner countries in an international competition, planned to take place in Saku Suurhall in the spring.
CEO Ave Laas said: "Robotex is Estonia's own initiative with a very long history, it celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2020, for which a surprise competition will be announced at the end of September. In this current difficult situation, it's very important to still uphold traditions and offer young people and children an opportunity to put themselves to test in robotics. We will do everything we can to disperse participants to minimize the spread of the coronavirus. Robotex will follow the instructions of the Health Board when organizing this event."
As preliminary rounds, the most popular Robotex competitions, mostly directed towards students, will take place on the 20th of November: different line-followings and sumo contests, but also folkrace, which has been popular in recent years.
The full information on the competitions will be released and registration will be opened at the end of September.
Visit https://robotex.ee/ for more information.
Robotex began as the initiative of TalTech students and researchers 20 years ago. Many former TalTech students who competed at Robotex have now become key persons of many successful companies.