CoVID-19 Update: RoboRumble 2020 is postponed indefinitely. If schools reopen and restrictions are lifted, we may select a new date and hold the event. We will make a determination at least two weeks in advance of any new event date.

RoboRumble is an off-season competition for FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League teams. 2020 marks the fourth year of RoboRumble. The Philadelphia Robotics Coalition produces this event in partnership with Central High School Robotics, Pennsylvania FIRST Robotics, FIRST Mid-Atlantic, and the School District of Philadelphia.

Use the RoboRumble drop-down menu in the toolbar to navigate to critical event pages including Team Registration, Registration and Waitlists, and Event Schedules.

RoboRumble is similar to an official Qualifier in many ways. Teams bring their robots and their Gracious Professionalism to compete in this years’ challenge following FIRST‘s challenge rules. What sets RoboRumble apart is the way we do judging.

RoboRumble aims to lift the veil on judging. Teams will go into judging rooms in pairs, giving them the opportunity to observe another team’s judge interview. After both teams have presented, the students and judges have a few minutes to ask each other questions and to offer each other feedback. It’s a great learning experience for all, and provides teams with inside knowledge that benefits them as they prepare to present at an official qualifier next season.

Each FIRST LEGO League team will participate in only one of the three judging streams (Core Values, Innovation Project, or Robot Design). Teams share their preferences when they register, and slots in each stream are filled first-come first-served. Some teams will pick the stream they feel the strongest in, in hopes of winning an award. Other teams will pick the stream they feel weakest in, in hopes of learning more. Either strategy is fine! Teams are only eligible for awards in the judging area they participate in. All teams will compete in robot matches and will be eligible for robot performance awards.

Event Details

Date: Saturday April 18th, 2020

Location: Central High School Gym, 1700 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141

Team Event Times: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Spectator Event Times: 11:15am – 5:00pm

Spectators Enter Free
Team Registration Fee: $150 Update 1/23: A generous sponsor has paid the registration fee for the first 24 teams who register in each division of the competition! Teams who had already paid before this announcement will have their fees refunded.

Team lunch is included with registration.
Additional lunch and snacks will be available for purchase.