RoboJawn FLL Challenge

RoboJawn @ ICRA

FIRST LEGO League Challenge Off-Season Competition
at the International Conference on Robotics and Automation
Thursday May 26, 2022, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

Volunteer Arrival: 9:00am
Team Arrival: 9:30am
Event Complete: 2:00pm

Capacity: 24 teams
Registration Fee: $75
Team Registration Form
Volunteer Registration Form

This year’s RoboJawn for FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams is part of the International Conference on Robotics and Automation, hosted this year by the University of Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The special setting for the event means that the event flow and format differs from a traditional FIRST LEGO League Challenge Tournament, even though the robot matches and judged awards are familiar.

Teams will rotate through three event phases. The order of these phases will vary by team.

  1. Teams will compete with their robots in three CARGO CONNECT matches. The competition tables, timing, and scoring by referees will be identical to those found at a traditional LEGO League event. Tables will be arranged in pairs with the shared mission active. Of the three matches, a team’s highest score counts.
  2. Teams will be judged on their CARGO CONNECT Innovation Project and Robot Design at a science fair-style poster session. Teams should prepare a tri-fold poster to erect on their pit table that provides an overview of their innovation project, the robot itself can suffice as visual aid for robot design judging. Judges and conference attendees will circulate through the pits to talk with teams about their projects and robots. Judges will use the official FIRST LEGO League Challenge Rubrics, though these rubrics may be abbreviated to streamline the judging process. Teams should expect to spend about 10 minutes with the judges, rather than the 30-minute sessions of a traditional tournament.
  3. Teams will have the opportunity to explore the ICRA Exhibition Hall. There will be scores of robotics and automation companies demonstrating state-of-the-art technologies. Coaches are asked to stay with their students during this exploration. Though teams with multiple adults are welcome to split into smaller groups.
Complimentary lunch will be provided to all participants between the final rotation and the award ceremony. The Philadelphia Robotics Coalition Team Event COVID Policy applies to all participants and volunteers at this event. This policy is subject to review and revision as pandemic conditions evolve.

Registered Teams

  • 29214 Pastorius Cougars
  • 35392 Sharswood Robo-Sharks
  • 43301 Thomas Holme Dragons
  • 43826 Anne Frank Robustlers
  • 50106 Cook-Wissahickon
  • 51803 CW Henry Robotics¬†
  • 54380 MYA-Strong-9
  • 54382 Morrison Mustangs


All attendees are required to sign a media release form before entering the venue. These files can be downloaded below, and either submitted virtually, or as a hard copy at the event.