Tallinn University of Technology

This year, the robotics festival Robotex International will take place in Tallinn on 29 November – 1 December, and will be held at Saku Suurhall for the first time.

Young man watching robots

Registration for the competitions has begun and will remain open until 15 November. Estonian teams get a 50% discount for all registrations if they use the code ‘ROBIT19’ (applies to all competitions that require a fee, except for Insplay Robo League). Registration for all advanced competitions is free. More information about the competitions and registration can be found on the Robotex website robotex.international.

‘The purpose of changing the location of Robotex is to bring the event closer to people. Saku Suurhall, with its good accessibility and great location, is a better fit for Robotex both conceptually and thematically. The nearby Rocca al Mare shopping centre is also a contributing factor. If you round up all the competitors of our qualification rounds and the spectators, Robotex ends reaches more than a hundred thousand people around the world. That is how many people attend the Song Celebration. Our wish is that everyone interested could participate in the robotics festivities. Although we are rapidly expanding our international presence, we especially invite every Estonian robotics fan to the festival. Regardless of age. There is no better way to try and see how you measure up to the teams from other countries,’ says Ave Laas, CEO of Robotex, encouraging all competitors.

Robotex is one of the largest robotics festivals in Estonia and the whole world; it has expanded extensively over the past few years, bringing many new participants, children and adults alike, to robotics, and has created a strong international network of robotics enthusiasts. That is why Robotex 2019 is bigger than ever. Robotex qualification rounds and championships are held on nearly every continent – in Colombia, Cyprus, the U.S., Nigeria, India, China, Turkey, Japan, and Armenia. Robotex is already preparing to take the events to Greece, Monaco, Afghanistan, and Finland next year. This year’s most successful tournament so far has been Robotex Asia, which was the culmination of various qualifications of Robotex China.

The first Robotex Asia was held on 16–18 August in Shanghai, with one of its goals being bringing Asian robotics talents to the main event held in Estonia this November. Robotex Asia hosted 12 different competitions with 3,280 competitors from ten countries. In China, more than 30,000 people visited Robotex.

Robotex is Estonia’s own brand and in 2019, the festival will be held for the 19th time.

Tickets to Robotex are available at Piletilevi: