REC Foundation Event Format Comparison

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Robotics Education & Competition Foundation Event Format Comparisons

Event Formats

In-Person

Remote

Remote-Recorded

Virtual

Tournament / League

Skills-Only Tournament / League

Live Remote Tournament

Skills-Only Tournament / League

Skills-Only Tournament

Virtual Matches

Applicable Programs

VEX IQ, VRC, VEX U, VEX AI, RADC

VEX IQ, VRC, VEX U, RADC

VEX IQ, VRC

VEX IQ, VRC, VEX U, RADC

VEX IQ, VRC, VEX U, RADC

VRAD

Teams meet in one location to play in randomized matches. May also include individual skills runs.

Teams can meet during scheduled time slots in order to log official skills runs, or use fields first-come / first- served - the Event Partner determines the format.

Teams log in using RobotEvents browser- based software to compete on their own field. See respective VIQC / VRC Game Manuals for details on game scoring modifications for remote game play.

Teams run skills matches via video conferencing software - teams are typically assigned time slots in order to do their skills runs. Video conference via the Event Partner’s choice of software Each team must have a field set up in their own space. The Event Partner does not need a venue

Videos submitted for a Pre-Recorded Skills event must be recorded and submitted within the duration of the event set by the Event Partner. Publicly available link that is emailed to Event Partner Each team must have access to a field set up in their own space. Event Partner does not need a venue

Description

Format is entirely browser-based - no physical robot or drone.

Video via RobotEvents.com Live-Remote interface

Independent Tutorials / Practice as well as 1v1 matches

Event Format

In-Person

In-Person

Venue for event space - organized by Event Partner

Venue for event space - organized by Event Partner

Each team must have a field set up in their own space. The Event Partner does not need a venue

Space Needed

Entirely web-based

Varies by Region - Set by Event Partner

Varies by Region - Set by Event Partner

Varies by Region - Set by Event Partner

Varies by Region - Set by Event Partner

Varies by Region - Set by Event Partner

Season included with team registration - championship registration additional

Cost of Event

$5.00 - included in cost of event registration on RobotEvents

$5.00 - included in cost of event registration on RobotEvents

$25.00 - included in cost of event registration on RobotEvents

$5.00 - included in cost of event registration on RobotEvents

$5.00 - included in cost of event registration on RobotEvents

RobotEvents Processing Fee (per team) *

N / A

Skills Challenges

Optional

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

N/A

Recorded on video as part of submission

Inspection Format

In-Person

In-Person

Live-Remote

Live-Remote

N / A

Judging

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

N / A

Judging Format(s)

In-Person or Live / Remote

In-Person or Live / Remote

Live / Remote

Live / Remote

Live / Remote

N/A

Fields to support event size & shared for competition

Fields to support event size & shared for competition

Max # students to simultaneous field access: VEX IQ = 2 fields for 2+ teams. VRC = 4 fields for 4+ teams

Field access needed, but multiple teams can share a single field in one location by scheduling successive times

Field access to record skills runs

Field Set-Up

N / A

Event Type in RobotEvents

“Tournament” or “League”

“Tournament” or “League”

“Live Remote”

“Tournament” or “League”

“Tournament” or “League”

N/A

How to Find Events

Filter event type to “Tournament” or “League.”

Filter event type to “Tournament” or “League” Search for events that contain “Skills-Only” in the title.

Filter event type to “Tournament” or “League” to view event titles for pre-recorded skills-only events. Region filter can be left open, but some may only allow teams from that region to compete.

Filter event type to “Tournament” or “League” to view event titles for pre-recorded skills-only events. Region filter can be left open, but some may only allow teams from that region to compete.

Filter event type to "Tournament" or "League" to view event titles for pre-recorded skills-only events. Region filter can be left open, but some may only allow teams from that region to compete.

Use your https://robotify.com/ login to access the VRAD competition portal.

* Processing Fee (per team) Fees vary for non U.S. events. See RSM for details

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